Peter LeWitt

Peter LeWitt, MD, MMedSc, Vice President

Dr. Peter LeWitt directs the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program at Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield, Michigan and is Professor of Neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine.  In addition to conducting clinical trials for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders, his research interests have also included animal models and biomarkers of neurological disease, pharmacokinetic analysis, and gene therapy. He is the author of more than 300 publications in basic and clinical neuroscience. Dr. LeWitt was a founding member of the Parkinson Study Group and was elected in 1998 to serve as secretary of the Movement Disorder Society (for which he no serves as a member of that organization’s Task Force for the Development of Rating Scales for Parkinson’s Disease). Dr. LeWitt has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, The Harris Foundation Neuroscience Program, the National Parkinson Foundation, and other organizations. Since 2003, he has been editor-in-chief of Clinical Neuropharmacology and has served on the editorial boards of Movement Disorders, Journal of Neural Transmission, Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, and Translational Neurodegeneration.  Dr. LeWitt has been the mentor for several movement disorder fellowship trainees and has been active in educational programs conducted by the Movement Disorder Society, the American Academy of Neurology, the European Federation of Neurological Sciences, and other organizations. He has served internationally as a clinical trial and pharmacology consultant for the development of new Parkinson’s disease therapies.