Kelvin Chou, MD

Kelvin Chou

Kelvin L. Chou, M.D. is a Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Michigan Medicine and was the inaugural Thomas H. and Susan C. Brown Early Career Professor in Neurology. He received his medical degree from U-M Medical School, completed his neurology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and a movement disorders fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Chou serves as Co-Director of the STIM (Surgical Therapies Improving Movement) Program and his research focus is on improving the ability to treat movement disorders patients through DBS. He is also an experienced clinical trialist, conducting numerous clinical trials on new therapies for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and Huntington's disease. He directs the Neurology Clinical Trials Organization (NeCTO) and serves as a co-Director of the Neuroscience and Sensory Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU) at Michigan Medicine. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, review articles or book chapters on PD and related movement disorders and serves on the editorial board of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders.

A strong patient advocate, Dr. Chou is the Education and Outreach Core Director for the U-M Udall Center of Excellence for PD Research and serves on the Professional Advisory Board of the Michigan Parkinson Foundation and the Medical Advisory Board of the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF). He has also authored a book for patients and families called Deep Brain Stimulation: A New Life for People with Parkinson's, Dystonia and Essential Tremor.