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About Brenton A. Wright, MD
Brenton Wright, MD, is a board-certified neurologist who treats people with movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tremor, ataxia, chorea, tics, tardive syndromes and other rare diseases.
As an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosciences, Dr. Wright trains medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He also conducts research on gait and balance in neurodegenerative diseases; clinical research in Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and other movement disorders; mechanisms and outcomes of deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery; and outcomes of continuous intraintestinal levodopa infusion. His research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Wright served on the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Dr. Wright was a fellow in movement disorders at the Neurological Institute of New York at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He completed a neurology residency at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Wright is board certified in neurology.
He is a member of the Huntington Study Group, the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society, the American Neurological Association, the American Academy of Neurology and the American Medical Association.
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For more information, see Neurological Institute.
- University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
- Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
- Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Conditions and Treatments
- Parkinson's Disease
- Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
- Involuntary Muscle Jerks or Spasms (Myoclonus)
- Involuntary Body Movements (Chorea)
- Botulinum Toxin Injection
- Hemifacial Spasm
- Tardive Syndromes