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Burton Lasater Scott

Professor of Neurology
Campus mail: Duke Box 3333, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 668-2493
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I am a Movement Disorders Neurologist and see patients at the Morreene Rd Clinic and at the Durham VA Medical Center.
Among the types of movement disorders patients that I see in clinic are individuals who have Parkinson's disease, Essential Tremor, tics, chorea, dystonia, Huntington's disease, tardive movement disorders and Wilson's disease. I use botulinum toxin injections to treat selected patients afflicted with dystonia, tremors, and tics. I manage patients who have undergone deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, Essential Tremor,and dystonia. In addition to managing patients who have movement disorders, I participate in a variety of clinical trials focussed on improving the management and treatment of Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and dystonia.

Key words: movement disorders, Parkinson's disease, tremors, tics, chorea, dystonia, botulinum toxin injections.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Neurology, Medicine, Baylor University, 1994 - 1995
  • Resident in Neurology, Medicine, Duke University, 1991 - 1994
  • Intern in Medicine, Medicine, Duke University, 1990 - 1991
  • M.D., University of Miami, 1990
  • Ph.D., Duke University, 1984

Selected Grants and Awards