Kelvin Chou

Kelvin Chou, M.D.

Thomas H. and Susan C. Brown Early Career Professor of Neurology
Clinical Professor, Neurology
Clinical Professor, Neurosurgery


Kelvin L. Chou, M.D., is the Thomas H. and Susan C. Brown Early Career Professor of Neurology. Dr. Chou also serves as Co-Director of the Surgical Therapies Improving Movement (STIM) Program and Co-Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic. Dr. Chou’s research is focused on improving the ability to treat movement disorders patients through deep brain stimulation (DBS) by better understanding the relationships between patient baseline characteristics, DBS targeting, and the clinical effects of stimulation. He also conducts clinical trials on new medical treatments for movement disorders, serving as a site investigator for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Exploratory Trials in Parkinson disease (NET-PD) initiative as well as a neuroprotective trial in Huntington's Disease.

Dr. Chou has been named to the Best Doctors of America list and sees all patients with movement disorders (i.e., Parkinson disease, tremors, dystonia, Huntington's Disease). He has particular interest in Parkinson disease (PD) and deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders, and he also has clinical expertise in botulinum toxin injections for movement disorders such as dystonia. A strong patient advocate, Dr. Chou serves on the Professional Advisory Board of the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, the Medical Advisory Board of the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) and has recently published a book for patients and families called Deep Brain Stimulation: A New Life for People with Parkinson's, Dystonia and Essential Tremor.

Clinical Interests

Neurology, Parkinson's Disease, dystonia, essential tremor, deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, Botulinum toxin therapy, movement disorders surgery.


Medical School

University of Michigan Medical School, 1998


Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2002


Movement Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2004

Board Certification