William Dauer, MD

Elinor Levine Professor of Dementia Research
Professor, Neurology
Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology
Director, Parkinson’s/Movement Disorders


William T. Dauer, M.D., is Director of the University of Michigan Movement Disorders Group, is the Elinor Levine Professor of Neurology and Associate Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology. A graduate of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Dr. Dauer subsequently pursued a neurology residency and subspecialty training in movement disorders at Columbia University. He is a board certified neurologist who cares for patients with all types of movement disorders, including Parkinson disease, dystonias, tremors, tics and related disorders. Dr. Dauer’s main research interests are the pathogenesis of dystonia and mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Parkinson disease and related disorders. His accomplishments have been recognized by several distinctions, including election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation; the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Fahn Award for excellence in dystonia research and Columbia University’s Harold and Golden Lamport Award for excellence in clinical science research.

Clinical Interests

Neurology, Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Dystonia, Tremor, Parkinsonism


Medical School or Training

  • Washington University School of Medicine, 1990


  • New York Presbyterian Medical Center (Weill Cornell Med Center), Neurology, NY, 1996


  • Neurosciences, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1992
  • Movement Disorders, New York Presbyterian Medical Center (Weill Cornell Med Center), 1997

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Neurological Association
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Movement Disorders Society

Board Certification

  • Neurology

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