Charles H Adler
Neurology, Mayo Clinic
Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Chair, Mayo Foundation Division of Movement Disorders
Principal Investigator, Arizona Parkinson’s Disease Consortium
Charles Adler is Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Chair of the Mayo Foundation Division of Movement Disorders. Dr. Adler has received numerous grants to investigate experimental treatments for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and restless legs syndrome. Currently he is principal investigator of the Arizona Parkinson’s Disease Consortium, a consortium of six research institutions in Arizona working on early diagnostic markers for Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s disease with dementia. They are funded by the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He has served as the Vice-Chair of Research (Head of Human Subjects Research) at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, has served on the editorial board of the journal Movement Disorders, executive committee of the American Academy of Neurology Section of Movement Disorders, multiple committees of the Movement Disorders Society and the Parkinson Study Group, and was a member of the medical advisory board of the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation. He has published over 200 research papers and reviews, and edited a book entitled Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines for the Practicing Physician. Dr. Adler was awarded the 2006 Distinguished Investigator of the Year Award at Mayo Clinic Arizona.