April 4, 2020
What People with Parkinson’s Disease Should Know about COVID-19
Elana Clar, MD, is one of the most highly trained neurologists in the country for the treatment of movement disorders....
It is a privilege to work with such a special community of patients and caregivers. When you are traveling on this lifelong journey together and striving toward a common goal, you have the opportunity to develop incredible relationships.
Dr. Clar is one of the most highly trained neurologists in the country for the treatment of movement disorders. After completing her residency at Georgetown University, she completed a two-year movement disorders fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, where she obtained subspecialty training in deep brain stimulation. She treats all types of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, atypical parkinsonism, ataxia, dystonia, spasmodic torticollis, essential tremor, hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm and vocal/motor tics.
Dr. Clar views her relationship with patients as a partnership, and she is dedicated to serving as an advocate for them. From working with insurance companies to ensure her patients’ medications are covered, to researching and monitoring the newest treatment options available, she ensures each patient receives the best care possible.
Dr. Clar has been widely recognized in national media, including on CBS Mornings Health Watch, for her efforts to support patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Clar is dedicated to improving care for patients, and spreading awareness about Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. She is a firm believer in integrative medicine and the complementary role exercise, nutrition and alternative therapies play in helping patients maximize their quality of life. Dr. Clar has participated in groundbreaking research for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, including serving as a sub-investigator for the Parkinson’s Progression Marker Initiative, a landmark observational study that helped identify biomarkers for the progression of Parkinson’s disease. She often speaks to both professional and patient communities to promote education about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, and to advocate for patients, families and caregivers.
Dr. Clar completed her neurology residency training at Georgetown University, where she was recognized with multiple awards for excellence in teaching.