Mark S. LeDoux, MD, PhD

Dr. LeDoux is a clinician-scientist and Professor of Neurology, and Anatomy & Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He maintains an active basic science lab, and busy clinical practice that includes deep brain stimulation, injections of botulinum toxins, and clinical trials of dystonia, Parkinson disease, spasticity, tardive dyskinesia, and Huntington disease. Dr. LeDoux is internationally-recognized as a leader in patient care and research related to Parkinson disease, dystonia, and other movement disorders. He is a member of the Dystonia Coalition, Parkinson Study Group, and Huntington Study Group. Although his lab interests have been focused on neurogenetics and the pathobiology of dystonia, he has used a wide variety of experimental approaches to also study the anatomy andcomputational organization of motor and autonomic systems, mechanisms of cell death in Parkinson disease, and cell-cycle control in the central nervous system. At present, he serves on the Editorial Boards of Neurology and Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements. Dr. LeDoux recently edited Movement Disorders: Genetics and Models (Elsevier, ISBN: 9780124051959, 1259 pages).

Society Memberships

American Academy of Neurology
American Neurological Association
Society for Neuroscience
Movement Disorder Society

Offices and Committees

Chairman, Board of Medical Advisors, National Spasmodic Torticollis Association
Member, External Advisory Committee, Mayo Jacksonville Udall Center of Excellence
Member, Scientific Advisory Board Spastic Paraplegia Foundation
Member, Advisory Committee, University of Tennessee Molecular Resource Center

Honors and Awards

Joel Fletcher Outstanding Graduate Award
Dystonia Doctor of Excellence Award from the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Elected Fellow American Neurological Association Best Doctors in America®
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, America’s Top Doctors® University of Tennessee Postdoctoral Research Trainee Distinguished Mentor Award
British Medical Association Medical Book Awards 2015 – Highly Commended