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About Katherine Longardner, MD

Katherine Longardner, MD, is a board-certified neurologist who diagnoses and treats a variety of adult movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, atypical parkinsonism, as well as tremor, myoclonus, dystonia, tics, and other hyperkinetic movement disorders.

She performs botulinum toxin injections for treatment of movement disorders, spasticity and hypersalivation, and works with patients that have deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders.

Her research focuses on parkinsonian non-motor symptoms, especially the relationship between orthostatic hypotension and cognition in people with Parkinson's disease and related disorders. Another research interest is utilizing non-invasive electrophysiological techniques to study movement disorders such as tremor.

Dr. Longardner completed her internship, neurology residency, and two-year movement disorder fellowship at UC San Diego Health. She earned her medical degree at Florida State University College of Medicine. She is board certified in neurology.

She is a member of the American Neurological Association, American Autonomic Society, International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society, and American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Longardner speaks Spanish fluently.

For more information, see Parkinson and Other Movement Disorders Center.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL

Residency

  • UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2020-07-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders
  • Botulinum Toxin for Muscle Spasticity
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Involuntary Muscle Jerks or Spasms (Myoclonus)
  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Tics
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted