Eugene C. Lai, MD, PhD

Robert W. Hervey Chair for Parkinson's Research and Treatment, Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Dr. Eugene C. Lai is a clinician-scientist who has a special interest in the causes and treatments of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and other related disorders. Dr. Lai has expertise in the assessment of motor function and quality of life. He is the principal investigator or co-investigator of many clinical research studies. His work has appeared in more than one hundred scientific publications and book chapters, and has lectured widely on topics in neurodegenerative diseases.

Description of Research

Dr. Lai's research interests are in the causes and treatments of neurodegenerative diseases and the assessment of motor function and quality of life of patients with movement disorders and dementias.

Areas Of Expertise

Neurodegenerative disease Motor function assessment Movement disorders Dementia Quality of life
Education & Training

MD , Baylor College of Medicine