1. Pietro Mazzoni, MD, PhD

    • Department of Neurology
      Division of Movement Disorders
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    Dr. Mazzoni is a physician-scientist with specialized expertise in movement disorders and human motor control. He directs the Motor Performance Lab, whose research focus is how neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease, affect our ability to move (http://columbiampl.org). In his clinical practice, Dr. Mazzoni evaluates and treats adult patients with all types of movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, other forms of parkinsonism, tremor, tics, Tourette syndrome, gait disorders, dystonia, chorea, and myoclonus. His publications include several peer-reviewed scientific articles in neuroscience and neurology and a handbook of general neurology.

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    Provider Information

    Board Certifications

    • Neurology

    Clinical Expertise

    • Movement Disorders
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Abnormal Gait
    • Tremor
    • Tourette's Syndrome
    • Tic Disorder

    Hospital Affiliations

    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

    Primary Location

    • Neurological Institute of New York

      710 West 168th Street
      Floor: 3
      New York, NY 10032
      Phone:
      (212) 305-0429

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    Biographical Detail

    Academic Appointments

    • Associate Professor of Neurology at CUMC

    Current Administrative Positions

    • Director, Motor Performance Laboratory

    Education And Training

      Education & Training

    • Harvard Medical School
    • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
    • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

    Gender

    Male
  2. 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 www.columbiampl.org.

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    Research Information

    Research Interests

    • Motor Systems
    • Cognitive/Systems Neuroscience
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Movement Disorders

    Grants/Contracts

    • MULTI-CENTER TRIAL OF AUGMENTED SENSORY FEEDBACK IN CHILDREN WITH DYSKINETIC CP (Federal Gov)

      Apr 1 2015 - Jan 31 2020

      PARKINSON S PROGRESSION MARKERS INITIATIVE (PPMI) (Private)

      Oct 25 2013 - Feb 17 2019

      PARKINSONS DISEASE FOUNDATION RESEARCH CENTER GRANT (Private)

      Jul 1 2000 - Jun 30 2016

      PARKINSONS DISEASE FOUNDATION RESEARCH CENTER GRANT (Private)

      Jul 1 2000 - Jun 30 2015

      A PROSPECTIVE REGISTRY STUDY IN A GLOBAL HUNTINGTON S DISEASE COHORT (ENROLL-HD) (Private)

      Aug 21 2012 - Aug 20 2014

      PARKINSON S DISEASE FOUNDATION RESEARCH CENTE (Private)

      Jul 1 2000 - Jun 30 2014

      PARKINSON S DISEASE FOUNDATION RESEARCH CENTE (Private)

      Jul 1 2000 - Jun 30 2014

      PARKINSON S DISEASE FOUNDATION RESEARCH CENTER GRANT (Private)

      Jul 1 2000 - Jun 30 2014

      TRACKING AND ALTERING THE TIME COURSE OF SPONTANEOUS BIOLOGICAL RECOVERY AFTER STROKE (Private)

      Oct 1 2010 - Sep 30 2013

      PARKINSON"S DISEASE FOUNDATION RESEARCH CENTER GRANT CLINICA L CORE (Private)

      Jul 1 2000 - Jun 30 2013

      REACHING MOVEMENTS IN PATIENTS WITH MILD HEMIPARESIS AFTER S TROKE (Federal Gov)

      Oct 1 2010 - Sep 30 2012

      WHAT ASPECTS OF MOTOR PERFORMANCE PREDICT RECOVERY AFTER STR OKE IN CHILDREN? (Private)

      Jul 1 2009 - Jun 30 2012

      FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF VISUOMOTOR LEARNING & MOTOR MEMORY (Federal Gov)

      Oct 1 2010 - Mar 31 2012

      MOTOR LEARNING PROJECT (Private)

      Sep 1 2011 - Jan 31 2012

      HARLEM HOSPITAL AFFILIATION CONTRACT - GENERAL (NY Local Gov)

      Jul 1 2005 - Jun 30 2008

    Lab Locations

    • Neurological Institute of New York

      710 West 168th Street
      Box Ni-175
      New York, NY 10032
      Lab Phone:
      (212) 305-0410
      Email:
      pm125@cumc.columbia.edu
  3. publications

    Mazzoni P*, Shabbott BA, Cortes JC. Motor control abnormalities in Parkinson's disease. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine 2(6):a009282, 2012. PMID: 22675667

    Shmuelof L, Krakauer JW, Mazzoni P. How is a motor skill learned? Change and invariance at the levels of task success and trajectory control. Journal of Neurophysiology, 108(2):578-594, 2012. PMCID: 22514286

    Mazzoni P* and Wexler N. Parallel explicit and implicit control of reaching. PLOS One 4(10): e7557, 2009. PMCID: 19847295

    Mazzoni P*, Hristova A, Krakauer JW. "Why don't we move faster? Parkinson's disease, movement vigor, and implicit motivation." Journal of Neuroscience 27:7105-7116, 2007. PMID: 17611263

    Mazzoni P and Krakauer JW. An implicit plan overrides an explicit strategy during visuomotor adaptation, Journal of Neuroscience 26:3642-5, 2006. PMID: 16597717

    For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov