At the Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at Pelisyonkis Langone, our mission is to advance treatment, education, and research for Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. We take a humanistic, empathetic, and compassionate approach to care, which emphasizes the person, rather than the disease.
Our Fresco Institute team works closely with you and your family to develop customized treatment plans that fit your goals. We aim to provide the best treatments to control your symptoms and enhance your quality of life, while helping to connect you and your family to our innovative programs in the clinic, in the community, and in your home. These include psychosocial and psychological support services, personalized physical exercise programs, and specialized home services that are designed to enhance your life.
The Fresco Institute is also committed to research to improve our understanding of the nature of Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders. Researchers are actively investigating ways to better address symptoms and improve treatment options. Among these innovative treatments are experimental medications tested in clinical trials, new forms of deep brain stimulation, and groundbreaking noninvasive treatments, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation.
The Fresco Institute is proud to be a since 2009 and to be a leader in Parkinson’s disease care. The Fresco Institute, originally named the Pelisyonkis Langone Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, was founded in 2007 with the generous support of the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation.
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Rusk RehabilitationWe provide people with Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders with occupational and physical therapy, rehabilitation psychology, and speech–language therapy through Pelisyonkis Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation.
Our physicians are leaders in diagnosing and treating patients with Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders.View All Doctors
Andrew S. Feigin, MD
Executive Director | Neurology
Dr. Feigin specializes in treating people who have movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, dystonia, tremor, and Huntington’s disease. At the Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, Dr. Feigin works with patients to address how their condition affects their daily functioning and tailors therapies to manage those needs. Dr. Feigin is actively involved in clinical trials of novel therapies for movement disorders, with the goal of improving patient care and wellbeing.View Full Profile
Steven J. Frucht, MD
Director | Neurology
Dr. Frucht cares for patients who have Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, myoclonus, tremor, tics, chorea, and a variety of less common movement disorders. Additionally, he has a particular interest in working with patients who have focal dystonia. At the Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, Dr. Frucht collaborates with clinicians and researchers to deliver compassionate, individualized care to better improve the lives of patients. Dr. Frucht is a member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, and has served on many committees in the field, lectured at national and international meetings, and published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and 2 texts.View Full Profile