The Parkinson's Disease Foundation congratulates Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D., on being selected as the Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). In this role, Dr. Koroshetz assumes oversight of a $1.6 billion budget for scientific research into neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s disease.
“We congratulate Dr. Koroshetz on his new role at the helm of NINDS, the nation’s leading engine of neuroscience research, including the science and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. We look forward to working with him to advance our shared goals — solving, treating and ending Parkinson’s,” says PDF President Robin Elliott. “The one million people in the US living with Parkinson’s disease are counting on us.”
As part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NINDS is the nation’s leading funder of research on the brain and nervous system. It aims to reduce the burden of neurological diseases and supports researchers in public and private institutions across the country.
Dr. Koroshetz has served as Acting Director of NINDS since 2014 and previously served as NINDS Deputy Director for seven years. Prior to his time at NINDS, Dr. Koroshetz was Vice Chair of Neurology and Director of Stroke and Neurointensive Care at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.