Howard Hurtig, M.D.
Howard Hurtig, M.D., is the Frank and Gwladys Elliott Professor of Neurology, Emeritus, at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. A native of Mississippi, his early education was at Tulane University. His post graduate training began at Cornell-New York Hospital in internal medicine followed by residency in Neurology at Penn. He joined the Penn Medical faculty in 1973, ascending to professor in 1987. He was named Chair of Neurology at Pennsylvania Hospital, a division of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, in 1997 and the Elliott Professor in 2006. In 1982, Hurtig and colleagues Matthew Stern, M.D., and nurse Gwyn Vernon founded the comprehensive Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of Penn Medicine’s Academy of Master Clinicians and has a research interest in the molecular pathology of Parkinson disease and related neurodegenerative disorders.