Daniel Leventhal, M.D, Ph.D.

Michigan Neuroscience Institute Affiliate
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and College of Engineering

Biomedical Science Research Building
109 Zina Pitcher Pl.
Room 5013 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Daniel Leventhal, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Neurology in the Movement Disorders division. His primary clinical duties are at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, where he co-directs the Deep Brain Stimulation Program for Movement Disorders. His practice there focuses on the treatment of Parkinson's Disease, tremor disorders, dystonia, and related syndromes. In 2012, he joined the Neurology faculty at Michigan and joined the VA as a staff Neurologist in 2015. Dr. Leventhal is also a Clinical Associate Professor, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and College of Engineering

Dr. Leventhal also directs a basic science laboratory at the University of Michigan. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Movement Disorders Society, American Neurological Association, and Society for the Neural Control of Movement.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Leventhal's interests lie primarily in understanding the brain circuit abnormalities that contribute to the clinical manifestations of Parkinson's Disease, dystonia, and other Movement Disorders. His laboratory uses advanced in vivo neuronal recordings and manipulations in rats and mice as they learn and perform complex behaviors. 

Clinical Interests

Movement Disorders, Parkinson Disease, Dystonia, Tremor, Deep Brain Stimulation.


  • B.S., Physics, College of William and Mary in Virginia (1995)
  • M.D., Case Western Reserve University (2004)
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University (2004)
  • Movement Disorders and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship/Neurology residency, University of Michigan (2008)

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