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Valerie R. Suski, DO

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Phone: (412) 692-4920

Specialized Areas of Interest

Movement disorders, Parkinsonís and Parkinson-related diseases, tremors, dystonia, and Huntingtonís disease.


Dr. Suski joined the Department of Neurology in January 2008 after completing her Neurology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System/Medical College of Virginia and a clinical Movement Disorders fellowship at Duke University.

Dr. Suski is an active member of the Comprehensive Movement Disorders Clinic/Pittsburgh Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases providing evaluation and treatments including botulinum toxin and deep brain stimulator programming to patients with a wide variety of movement disorders.  She became the new director of the UPMC Huntington's Disease Clinic in July 2009.  This is a multidisciplinary clinic consisting of physicians, social workers, genetic counselors, and clinical trial coordinators that provides care for both patients with Huntington's disease and their families.  She is a member of the Huntington’s Study Group and is currently participating in several Huntington’s disease clinical trials.

Dr. Suski provides the services of the Movement Disorders Clinic through Telemedicine once a month to a remote community location where this subspeciality is needed.  She is especially interested in non-motor complications in Parkinson's disease, atypical Parkinsonism, dystonia, tremor and Huntington's disease.  Dr. Suski remains extremely active in service to the Parkinson Support Group community in the Western Pennsylvania region.

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Hospital Privileges
Presbyterian Hospital
Montefiore Hospital
Magee Women's Hospital
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Professional Organization Memberships
Allegheny County Medical Society
American Academy of Neurology
American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association
Huntington's Study Group
Movement Disorders Society
Parkinson's Study Group
Pennsylvania Medical Society

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