Now a professor emeritus of neurology, Dr. Matthew B. Stern taught in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania for 35 years before retiring in 2017.
PHILADELPHIA, PA, February 07, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Matthew B. Stern, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Stern celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Now a professor emeritus of neurology, Dr. Stern taught in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania for 35 years before retiring in 2017. During his tenure, he distinguished himself as the director and co-founder of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center on campus, which is recognized by the National Parkinson Foundation as one of its worldwide centers of excellence and is one of the largest and most comprehensive centers of its type in the U.S. The Center is well-known for its programs in experimental therapeutics and comprehensive patient care, including the surgical management of Parkinson's disease and patient oriented research.
Renowned for his work in the study of Parkinson's disease, Dr. Stern found success as the founding director of the Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC), at the Philadelphia VA. The PADRECC is one of six VA centers nationwide dedicated to providing exceptional clinical care, education and support for veterans with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, in addition to ongoing research into the causes of Parkinson's disease. The PADRECC is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Health System's Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center.
A principal and co-principal investigator of many studies related to Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, Dr. Stern also was co-chairman of VA Cooperative Study #468 that investigated deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease. As a seasoned scientist, he has lectured throughout the world and published numerous scientific papers on Parkinson's disease and related disorders. Furthermore, Dr. Stern has edited eight books and worked in various editorial capacities for peer reviewed journals.
A community leader for over a decade, Dr. Stern was a member of the clinical scientific advisory board of the National Parkinson Foundation since 2008 and co-founded the Panorama Patient Network. He was further associated with the executive scientific advisory board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation from 2016 to 2018. Dr. Stern was past president of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, which subsequently honored him with an honorary membership and the president's distinguished service award. Among other professional societies, he is an inaugural member of Penn's Academy of Master Clinicians and is a fellow of the American Neurologic Association, the Philadelphia College of Physicians and the American Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Stern earned a Bachelor of Arts at Harvard University in 1974 and a Doctor of Medicine at Duke University in 1978. He then completed an internship in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of University in Philadelphia between 1978 and 1979 and a residency in neurology between 1979 and 1982. Dr. Stern is certified through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and holds a medical license in the state of Pennsylvania.
The University of Pennsylvania recently established the Howard Hurtig-Matthew Stern Professorship in Neurology to commemorate Dr. Stern's contributions to Penn Medicine. He previously received a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Citation in 1991 and a Philadelphia City Council Resolution honoring his work in Parkinson's disease in 1990. Moreover, Dr. Stern has been named to Best Doctors in America, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and to Top Doctor by U.S. News and World Report multiple times.
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