Fireside Chat: A Conversation with the Experts about Focused Ultrasound for Parkinson’s Disease


In honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Foundation Chairman Neal F. Kassell, MD, recently sat down with two experts in the field (via Zoom) to discuss the role of focused ultrasound in treating – and perhaps even reversing – the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Listen to the conversation to learn from José Obeso, MD, PhD, director of the Neuroscience Centre (HM CINAC) at the HM Puerta del Sur University Hospital in Madrid, Spain, and Paul Fishman, MD, PhD, professor of neurology, pharmacology, and neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, about the different forms of PD; who is a candidate for focused ultrasound treatment; whether the technology can halt the progression of the disease or reverse the neurological deficits experienced by PD patients; and much more.