John N Caviness


Neurology, Mayo Clinic

Consultant, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Speech and Hearing Science,
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Dr. Caviness’ clinical practice involves movement disorders, electrophysiology of movement disorders, and interpretation of electroencephalography. In particular, his main interests are in myoclonus, chorea, and the neurodegeneration in parkinsonian syndromes. He is the creator and main operator of the Clinical Movement Neurophysiology Laboratory. He is the first director of the Mayo Clinic Arizona based Movement Disorders Fellowship Program.

His research interests include movement disorders; myoclonus, particularly the myoclonus associated with neurodegenerative diseases; electrophysiology of movement disorders, particularly myoclonus, Huntington’s disease; clinical neurophysiology of electroencephalography; basic motor physiology; cellular neurophysiology/neurochemistry; neurochemistry; clinical-pathological correlation of neurodegenerative disease. He has received grants from the National Institutes of Health; the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.; the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; the National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders, and many other organizations.

Dr. Caviness has authored several articles that have been published in journals such as Lancet Neurology, Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, Brain Research, Movement Disorders and Neurology. He has been a reviewer of journals which have included the Annals of Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Movement Disorders, and Neurology. He is a member in professional organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Neurology, American Electroencephalographic Society, Movement Disorder Society, and American Neurological Association.