Veracity Neuroscience

Our Team
Mark S. LeDoux, MD, PhD

 

Dr. LeDoux is a clinician-scientist.  He maintains an active basic science lab, and busy clinical practice that includes deep brain stimulation, injections of botulinum toxins, and clinical trials for 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 and Parkinson 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 and computational 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 has been the author or co-author of more than 150 scientific articles and book chapters, and three books including Movement Disorders: Genetics and Models (Elsevier, ISBN: 9780124051959, 1259 pages).  When not in clinic or the lab, Dr. LeDoux enjoys climbing, fly fishing, and trekking with his kids.  

 

Offices and Committees

  • Chairman, Board of Medical Advisors, National Spasmodic Torticollis Association

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board Spastic Paraplegia Foundation

  • Director, Huntington Disease Center of Excellence

 

Honors and Awards

  • Joel Fletcher Outstanding Graduate Award (Chemistry, summa cum laude)

  • 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

Samantha Brannon, LPN

Samantha has extensive experience caring for both adult and pediatric patients.  Previously, she worked at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Christ Community Health Services.  She enjoys the intellectual complexity of caring for patients with Parkinson disease.  Samantha is a busy wife, mother, and avid Alabama football fan.

Sara Wilkinson, RN, MSN

Sara was a hospital staff nurse for over 10 years.  Then, she spent 24 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She has been affected personally by Huntington Disease and one of her goals is to be a resource and help to HD patients, their caregivers and the physicians and office staff that work with HD patients and their families.   She also enjoys caring for patients with other movement and neurodegenerative disorders.  Her interests lie in problem solving, research, caregiver support, and palliative care.  

Our Practice

 

Our team provides comprehensive state-of-the-art care for patients with movement and related neurological disorders and diverse opportunities to participate in clinical trials and translational research. Over the past 20 years, we have made important contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson disease, dystonia, restless legs syndrome, essential tremor, Huntington disase, ataxia, myoclonus and tardive dyskinesias. 

Resources and Education

Huntington Disease

  • HD Buzz

https://en.hdbuzz.net/

  • Huntington Disease News

https://www.newshd.net/

Parkinson Disease

  • Parkinson Study Group

http://www.parkinson-study-group.org/

  • Midsouth Parkinson Support Group

http://www.midsouthpdsupport.com/Home

  • American Parkinson Disease Association

https://www.apdaparkinson.org/

  • Michael J. Fox Foundation

​https://www.michaeljfox.org/

Dystonia

  • Dystonia Coalition

http://www.rarediseasesnetwork.org/dystonia

  • National Spasmodic Torticollis Association 

http://www.torticollis.org/

  • Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

https://www.dystonia-foundation.org/

  • Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation 

http://www.blepharospasm.org/

Essential Tremor

  • International Essential Tremor Foundation

https://www.essentialtremor.org/

  • Tremor Talk

https://tremortalk.org/tag/essential-tremor-awareness-group/

  • Cala Trio

​https://calatrio.com/

Ataxia

https://ataxia.org/

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

https://sp-foundation.org/

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Parkinson's Disease Poetry

 

 

 

 

 

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