Nutrition in Parkinson's Disease

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center and RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group present this special event featuring Gian Pal, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of the Division of Movement Disorders for the Department of Neurology at Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Pal is a board-certified neurologist, movement disorders specialist, and clinician-scientist focused on Parkinson’s disease. He received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, completed his residency in neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center, and received his Master in Science degree in clinical research from Rush University Medical College where he also completed his fellowship training in movement disorders.

After six years as a faculty member at Rush University with a specific focus on deep brain stimulation (DBS), Dr. Pal joined the faculty at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Pal’s research interests include deep brain stimulation, Parkinson’s disease genetics, and studying the role of the gut microbiome in Parkinson’s disease. He has served as principal investigator for multicenter studies funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Parkinson Study Group (PSG) and is conducting investigator-initiated research aimed at improving outcomes for DBS funded by the National Institutes of Health. He is also conducting a project studying the relationship between antibiotic exposure and the risk of Parkinson’s Disease, which is supported by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.