Sharan Srinivasan, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Sharan Srinivasan is a Clinical Instructor within the Movement Disorders Division in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan. He grew up in the western Chicago suburbs and attended Northwestern University for his bachelors degree. He obtained his combined M.D. Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. He then completed his residency in Neurology at the University of Michigan before pursuing a movement disorders fellowship at Mass General Brigham (Harvard). He returned to the University of Michigan in 2022 to continue his clinical and scientific efforts in caring for and treating cerebellar ataxias.

His clinical and research interests involve the pathophysiology of cerebellar ataxias, particularly hereditary polyglutamine disorders. His passion is in developing novel therapeutics via a multidisciplinary approach, combining strategies from organic chemistry, molecular biology, neuro-circuitry, and emerging genetic technologies. His focus has been on targeting impaired neuronal circuitry within these disorders, amelioration of which has been shown to improve motor symptoms and delay degeneration.

Areas of Interest

Cerebellar ataxia, Impaired neuronal circuitry, novel therapeutics

Clinical Interests

Hereditary polyglutamine ataxias, sporadic cerebellar ataxias


Medical School or Training:

  • University of Michigan Medical School


  • Michigan Medicine (Neurology)


  • Mass General Brigham – Movement Disorders (Harvard)

Board Certification:

  • ABPN (Neurology and Psychiatry)