Michael J. Aminoff, MD, DSc, FRCP


University of California, San Francisco

Department of Neurology

Room M-798

505 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0114

San Francisco, CA 94143-0114

Tel: (415) 353-1986

Fax: (415) 353-8578

Distinguished Professor of Neurology; Director, Parkinson's Disease Clinic & Research Center; Executive Vice Chair, Department of Neurology

Education & Training:

  • Graduated with honors from University College London (Univ of London, UK) 1962
  • Qualified as a physician from University College Hospital Medical School, London,1965
  • Completed internship and residency training in London teaching hospitals
  • Research thesis awarded 1972, University of London, UK
  • Appointed to faculty at UCSF, 1974
  • Awarded Doctorate in Science, University of London (UK), 2000


  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 1977;
  • American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, 1980;
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN), 1982 (recertified voluntarily 2004);
  • ABPN with added qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology, 1992 (recertified 2002);

Special Interests

  • Clinical, diagnostic, and treatment aspects of Parkinson's disease
  • Control of movement
  • Cognitive disturbances in patients with movement disorders

Author of more than 210 original research publications and numerous books and recipient of the Queen Square Prize for research in (1973), the Royer Award for contributions to the advancement of neurology (1991), the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the A.B. Baker Award of the American Academy of Neurology for life-time achievements and contributions to medical education in 2007. He is a member of several editorial boards of journals, was editor-in-chief of the medical and scientific journal Muscle & Nerve for 10 years, and is series editor of the monumental Handbook of Clinical Neurology. He is also a director of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.

Curriculum Vitae