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Verhagen Metman
Leo
MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Neurological Sciences
GME, Rush Medical College
1725 W. Harrison St.
Ste 755
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 563-2030
(312) 563-2024
Leiden University Faculty of Medicine, the Netherlands

Leo Verhagen Metman, MD, PhD is a board-certified neurologist, an associate professor at Rush Medical College, a member of the Movement Disorders Section in the Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center and Medical Director of the Rush Movement Disorder Surgery Program in Chicago, Illinois. He specializes in the medical and surgical management of patients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders such as essential tremor and dystonia.

Dr. Verhagen earned his medical degrees from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands in 1983. After coming to the United States in 1985 to work in the Division of Artificial Organs at the University of Utah, he decided to pursue his interest in the neurosciences and accepted a fellowship in the Division of Restorative Neurology and Human Neurobiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. Subsequently, he did a Neurology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Upon completion in 1992, he accepted a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, in the Experimental Therapeutics Branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. After completion of this fellowship in 1994, he stayed at the NIH for another 5 years, first as visiting associate, later as visiting scientist. The Branch's main focus was on pharmacological studies of motor response complications in Parkinson's disease. In 1999, he joined the Movement Disorder Section of the Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical center, one of the largest movements disorders centers in the USA, to work with his colleagues on better treatment for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders through clinical research. In 2002 Dr. Verhagen earned his doctorate degree for the University of Leiden based on his studies of motor response complications in Parkinson's disease.

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