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Pietro Mazzoni, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology at CUMC


  • MD: Harvard Medical School
  • PhD: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Residency (Neurology): Columbia Universtiy Medical Center, New York
  • Fellowship (Movement Disorders): Columbia University Medical Center, New York
Board Certification:
American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (Neurology)

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Office Telephone: 212-305-0429

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» Motor Performance Laboratory
» Division of Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

» Recent Publications

Dr. Mazzoni leads a laboratory (the Motor Performance Laboratory) devoted to studying principles of human motor control. This research focuses on normal motor control and motor learning, and on the effects of movement disorders, such as Parkinson's and Huntington's disease, on motor control. The main research technique employed in the lab is the quantitative analysis of motor performance in tasks designed to answer questions about mechanisms of motor control and motor dysfunction. These studies are framed in the context of theoretical models of motor control that are developed through inter-departmental collaborations. More information on the Motor Performance Laboratory can be found at

Dr. Mazzoni also maintains a clinical practice (one day a week), in which he evaluates and treats adult and pediatric patients with movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, other forms of parkinsonism, essential tremor, cerebellar ataxia, tics, dystonia, and myoclonus. He performs botulinum toxin injections for hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, torticollis, and selected other movement disorders. His publications include several peer-reviewed scientific articles in neuroscience and neurology, and a handbook of general neurology.

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