Scientific Advisory Team

Dr. Peter LeWitt

Dr. Peter LeWitt, a neurologist, is a professor of neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and directs the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, where he also maintains a movement disorders subspecialty practice. His clinical and basic neuroscience research has targeted neurodegenerative and symptomatic therapies for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders, and his range of research interests has included animal models of neurological disease, biomarkers, gene therapy and pharmacokinetic analysis. Dr. LeWitt is affiliated with the Parkinson Study Group and other clinical research consortia, and has extensive experience in clinical trials and regulatory aspects of drug development.

Prof. Werner Poewe

Werner Poewe is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Department of Neurology at Innsbruck Medical University in Innsbruck, Austria since 1995. Professor Poewe’s main research interests are in the field of movement disorders with particular emphasis on the clinical pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease and dystonia.

Werner has authored and co-authored more than 550 original articles and reviews in the field of movement disorders. He served as President of the International Movement Disorder Society from 2000 through 2002, as President of the Austrian Society of Neurology from 2002 to 2004 and is the Past President of the Austrian Parkinson’s Disease Society.

Prof. Nir Giladi

Prof. Nir Giladi, a leader in the field of movement disorders, is an associate professor at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and chairman of the Department of Neurology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Prof. Giladi has been a member of the International Movement Disorders Society (MDS) since 2010. Prof. Giladi is also a member of the International Board of the Research Group of the World Health Organization on Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders. Prof. Giladi has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has served on the editorial boards of the Movement Disorders Journal, Parkinsonism & Related Disorders and the Journal of Neural Transmission (associate editor).

Prof. Thomas Roth

Prof. Thomas Roth is the director of the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan.  Dr. Roth’s research primarily focuses on sleep processes.  His work includes research on sleep loss, sleep fragmentation and deviation from sleep processes, including pharmacological effects and sleep pathologies. Dr. Roth has held numerous leadership positions within his field.  He is a former chairman of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board at the National Institutes of Health and a former president of the United States Sleep Research Society, the American Sleep Disorders Association and the National Sleep Foundation.  He also served as past editor-in-chief of the journal Sleep. In addition to his position at Henry Ford, he is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan School of Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has published extensively in these areas.

Dr. James Walsh

Dr. James Walsh is the executive director and senior scientist of the Sleep Medicine and Research Center at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, a visiting professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an adjunct professor of psychology at Saint Louis University.  He also serves as executive director of the Academic Alliance for Sleep Research. His primary research interests include insomnia, clinical pharmacology, shiftwork and the relationship of sleep and behavior. Dr. Walsh has published extensively in these areas.