Fernando L. Pagan, MD, is a Professor and Vice Chairman for the Department of Neurology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Pagan received his medical degree from Georgetown University and completed an internal medicine internship and a neurology residency at MedStar Georgetown. Dr. Pagan also completed a fellowship in movement disorders and magnetic resonance spectroscopy at the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke within the National Institutes of Health. He is a board-certified neurologist. Dr. Pagan is director of the Movement Disorders Program and the medical director of MedStar Georgetown's National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, as well as the fellowship director for the clinical research fellowship in movement disorders at MedStar Georgetown. Dr. Pagan also serves as the Medical Director of the Translational Neurocience Program (TNP).
Dr. Pagan's special interests include Parkinson's disease, parkinsonism, and other related disorders; ataxia; essential tremor; dystonia; and tics, and he is an expert in botulinum toxin treatment for dystonia, tremor, spasticity, and tics. He is a member of the functional neurosurgery team for movement disorders, performing preoperative evaluations and programming for deep brain stimulators in Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia.
The TNP focuses on repourposing drugs for the treatment of Neurodenegenerative Disorders like Parkinson's Disease (PD), Lewy Body Disease, Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Huntington's Disease, ALS, CTE, PSP, MSA and others. Currently Dr. Pagan is the PI (Primary Investigator) in mutiple clinical trials. The TNP is currently involved with clinical research trials with Nilotinib in PD and AD.
Hear Dr. Pagan: Robin Williams and Parkinson's Disease (WUSA9)