Nicole Calakos, MD, PhD Nicole Calakos, MD, PhD

Nicole Calakos, MD, PhD

Neurologist

4.7 out of 5  (43 ratings, 4 reviews)
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I specialize in the care of patients with movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and tremors, and I’m an associate professor in the department of neurology. I chose to become a physician scientist because I love both the art and the science of medicine. In the clinic, I enjoy getting to know each person and developing a personalized care plan based on his or her unique needs. In the lab, I look for answers to problems my patients face. Outside of work, I enjoy any activity that is outdoors.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Spanish
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine (California), 1996
PhD, Neurosciences, Stanford University (California), 1995
RESIDENCY
Neurology, University of California–San Francisco Medical Center, 1996-2000
FELLOWSHIP
Research Fellowship, Stanford University (California), 2000-2005
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Neurology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research group studies brain plasticity mechanisms in circuits that cause movement disorders like Parkinson’s Disease. We aim to reveal the mechanisms for basic healthy adaptive plasticity as well as how that process is disrupted in disease. Our current efforts focus on dystonia, Tourette’s and compulsive behaviors as in OCD. We use wide-ranging approaches in the lab including animal models, human genetics and patient-derived tissues to discover new ways to treat these conditions. For more detailed information about our research and how you may contribute, please see: https://www.neuro.duke.edu/research/faculty-labs/calakos-lab

PUBLICATIONS
View Nicole Calakos's publications on PubMed
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4.7 out of 5 (43 ratings, 4 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
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