Lin Zhang, MD, PhD, Speaker
Dr. Lin Zhang is a graduate of Beijing Medical University and completed a residency at Cleveland Clinic and neurology movement disorder fellowship at University of Rochester. He is currently practicing at UC Davis Health Medical Center where is also a professor. Dr. Zhang's clinical and research interests focus primarily on Parkinson's disease, including its epidemiology and the association between past nutritional deficiency and current prevalence of the disease. He is testing new drugs and gene therapy with neuroprotective properties that may slow down the progression of Parkinson's. Dr. Zhang’s practice also specializes in functional neurology focusing on the implantation and management of deep brain stimulation. He is well versed in latest research in neuromodulation, and oversees the DBS candidacy evaluation to postsurgery programming process. He works extensively with national and international collaborators in translational research in neurodegeneration and fellowship training programs. He is investigating the clinical manifestation of the disease in patients with atypical Parkinson's disease, and those with a family history of pre-mutation for fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that typically affects children. Additionally, Dr. Zhang specializes in botulinum toxin (Botox) treatments for a variety of conditions, including, but not limited to, dystonia, spasticity and tremor. He uses electric muscle testing when giving Botox injections to improve accuracy and gain maximal results.