Program Faculty

Movement Disorders Faculty


William G. Ondo, MD, Director

Dr. Ondo trained at Duke University prior to a movement disorder fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornel Medical College, past President of the Tremor Research Group, and directs the third established Restless Legs Syndrome Quality Care Center. Dr. Ondo lectures widely, has published more than 300 original articles and book chapters, and edited 4 books on movement disorders. He manages all aspects of movement disorders.

Olga Waln, MD
Dr. Waln is an Assist. Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical School. She trained at the University of Tennessee prior to her movement disorder fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Waln is an active clinical trialist who manages all aspects of movement disorders, including baclofen pumps for dystonia/spasticity.

Tetsuo Ashizawa, MD
Dr. Ashizawa is Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and past Chairman of Neurology departments at the University of Florida and the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is currently leading the NIH U01-funded international clinical trial readiness study (READISCA) involving 20 US and 2 European institutions and an R01-funded US/Brazilian collaborative project on spinocerebellar ataxia 10. He serves on the Medical and Research Advisory Board of the National Ataxia Foundation. Dr. Ashizawa has published more than 300 articles/chapter/books. He currently specializes in ataxia and related disorders.

Andrew Billnitzer, MD
Dr. Billnitzer trained at Johns Hopkins University prior to his movement disorder fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. He has recently joined our group and manages all aspects of movement disorders.