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.
U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranks NYU Langone the No. 1 hospital in the country for neurology and neurosurgery.
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 innovative programs in the community.
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 Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence since 2009 and to be a leader in Parkinson’s disease 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.
The Fresco Institute is proud to partner with NYU Langone’s Neuroscience Institute, which conducts research into neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.
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.
We are dedicated to training healthcare professionals and to advancing groundbreaking research into the causes and treatments of Parkinson's disease and movement disorders.
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