David G. Standaert, MD, PhD About APDA David G. Standaert, MD, PhD David G. Standaert, MD, PhD Scientific and Medical Affairs Advisory David G. Standaert, MD, PhD is the John N. Whitaker Professor & Chair of Neurology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, where he serves as Director of the Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics, Director of the Division of Movement Disorders in the Department of Neurology, and Vice-Chair of Neurology. He sees patients in a weekly clinic and through the course of clinical trials of new therapeutics for Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Standaert received his MD and PhD degrees from Washington University in St. Louis in medicine and pharmacology. He completed a medicine internship at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis and neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania after which he completed a three-year research and clinical fellowship in neurology (movement disorders) at Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Standaert is an APDA George C. Cotzias, MD Fellowship recipient, and joined the Scientific Advisory Board in 2002. He is the board’s fourth chairman.