Tatyana Simuni

  • Professor, Neurology
  • Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Research Professorship in Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Neurology
  • 7520 Citations
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Research Interests

Dr Simuni joined the faculty of the Northwestern University Feinberg school of Medicine in 2000 to build and lead a multidisciplinary movement disorders center that is recognized by the National Parkinson’s Foundation as a Center of Excellence and serves as a training model in the region. Her research interests are focused on development of disease modifying ( neuroprotective ) interventions in Parkinson’s disease (PD). She is the lead investigator of a number of clinical trials on experimental pharmacology, non-motor manifestations, and pharmacological and surgical management of PD. As the Principal Investigator of the multicenter Parkinson Study Group (PSG) Phase II study of isradipine as potential disease modifying agent in early PD (STEADY PD) and more recently NET PD FS-Zone studies as well as a member of the Steering Committees on a number of national studies including PPMI, she has developed expertise in design and coordination of multicenter studies. She is actively involved with the PSG where she is an active member of three PSG working groups and Chair of the Classic Motor group. She serves on the Steering Committees for the National Parkinson Foundation.

Certifications and Licenses


Training Experience

1994Residency, Temple University Hospital
1995Fellowship, Temple University Hospital

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Leningrad Medical School

… → 1985

Research interests

  • Clinical Trial Methodology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Movement Control

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Grants 2001 2023

Parkinson Disease
Patient Care
Quality of Health Care
Movement Disorders
Movement Disorders
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Financial Management
Costs and Cost Analysis
Genetic Testing

Research Output 1998 2019

Clinical trial highlights: Targetting alpha-synuclein

McFarthing, K. & Simuni, T., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Parkinson's disease. 9, 1, p. 5-16 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Clinical Trials

Clinical trial highlights: Phase III study in spotlight

McFarthing, K. & Simuni, T., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Parkinson's disease. 9, 1, p. 3-4 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Phase III Clinical Trials
Open Access
Genetic Therapy
Clinical Trials


McFarthing, K., Prakash, N. & Simuni, T., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Parkinson's disease. 9, 3, p. 449-465 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Clinical Trials

Corrigendum: Guidance for switching from off-label antipsychotics to pimavanserin for Parkinson's disease psychosis: An expert consensus (CNS Spectrums (2018) 23:6 (402-413) DOI: 10.1017/S1092852918001359)

Black, K. J., Nasrallah, H., Isaacson, S., Stacy, M., Pahwa, R., Adler, C. H., Alva, G., Cooney, J. W., Kremens, D., Menza, M. A., Meyer, J. M., Patkar, A. A., Simuni, T., Morrissette, D. A. & Stahl, S. M., Oct 1 2019, In : CNS spectrums. 24, 5, p. 574-575 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
Psychotic Disorders
Antipsychotic Agents
Parkinson Disease