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Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders

We help people with Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders to achieve the highest possible quality of life.

At the Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone, our mission is to advance treatment, education, and research for Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. We take a humanistic, empathetic, and compassionate approach to care, which emphasizes the person, rather than the disease.

Our Fresco Institute team works closely with you and your family to develop customized treatment plans that fit your goals. We aim to provide the best treatments to control your symptoms and enhance your quality of life, while helping to connect you and your family to our innovative programs in the clinic, in the community, and in your home. These include psychosocial and psychological support services, personalized physical exercise programs, and specialized home services that are designed to enhance your life.

The Fresco Institute is also committed to research to improve our understanding of the nature of Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders. Researchers are actively investigating ways to better address symptoms and improve treatment options. Among these innovative treatments are experimental medications tested in clinical trials, new forms of deep brain stimulation, and groundbreaking noninvasive treatments, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation.

The Fresco Institute is proud to be a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence since 2009 and to be a leader in Parkinson’s care. The Fresco Institute, originally named the NYU Langone Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, was founded in 2007 with the generous support of the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation, which continues to support many of the Institute’s programs.

Learn more about how we diagnose and treat people with Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders at NYU Langone.


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Rusk Rehabilitation

We provide people with Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders with occupational and physical therapy, rehabilitation psychology, and speech-language therapy through NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation.

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Our Team

Our physicians are leaders in diagnosing and treating patients with Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders.

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