Leonard Verhagen

Leonard Verhagen

Leonard Verhagen Metman earned his medical degree from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands in 1983. He moved to the United States in 1985 to work in the Artificial Heart Program at the University of Utah with Dr. Willem J. Kolff (1985-1987). He first pursued his interest in the Neurosciences by joining the Division of Restorative Neurology and Human Neurobiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas with Dr. Milan R. Dimitrijevic (1987-1988). Following an internship at Waterbury Hospital Health Center in Connecticut (1988-1989), he completed his Neurology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania under Robert J. Schwartzman (1989-1992). He then accepted a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, in the Experimental Therapeutics Branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland under Thomas N. Chase (1992-1994). Upon completion he remained at the NIH as Visiting Associate and later as Visiting Scientist until 1999 when he joined the Movement Disorder Section of the Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, directed by Dr. Christopher G. Goetz. In 2002 Dr. Verhagen received his Ph.D. from the University of Leiden based on his studies of motor response complications in Parkinson's disease. Over the past 10 years at Rush, Dr. Verhagen has served as Assistant Professor (1999-2000) and Associate Professor (2001-current) of Neurological Sciences. In addition, he established the Rush Movement Disorder Surgery Program and serves as its Medical Director. His clinical research interests include the development of new medical and surgical therapies for patients with advanced movement disorders. Dr. Verhagen is board certified in psychiatry and neurology (1994-present) and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association and the Movement Disorder Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Movement Disorders Section, Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, USA

Book

Editor In Chief: Katie Kompoliti & Leonard Verhagen Release Date: 06 Apr 2010
Print Book:
USD 1,420.00
Editor In Chief: Katie Kompoliti & Leonard Verhagen Release Date: 06 Apr 2010
eBook:
USD 1,420.00