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Debra Ehrlich

Debra Ehrlich MD, MS

Chief, NIH Parkinson’s Disease Clinic, and Staff Clinician, Office of the Clinical Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Dr. Debra Ehrlich is a neurologist and serves as Director of the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health. She completed her undergraduate studies at Brandeis University and received an M.S. from Rutgers University in 2006 with master’s thesis work exploring molecular alterations in the cerebellum of PMCA2-null mice. Dr. Ehrlich received her M.D. from Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School in 2011. She continued at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical school to complete her medical internship, then completed her residency training in neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore, where she served as chief resident. After residency, she completed two years of fellowship training in movement disorders at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She joined the NIH as a Staff Clinician in 2017. She is also serving as the Program Director for the Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowship and the Clinical Elective Program in Neurology at the NIH. Her research focuses on clinical studies in patients with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders with a particular interest in deep brain stimulation as a treatment for various movement disorders.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Deep-Brain Stimulation in Early-Stage Parkinson Disease