Ryan J. Uitti, M.D.

  1. Neurologist



  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Ryan J. Uitti, M.D., is a professor and consultant in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, where he has served since 1994. He was promoted to full professor of neurology in 2003 in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (now Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science) and is a fellow of the American Neurological Association and American Academy of Neurology.

He is an international expert on Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. He has had an active research career and received funding from the National Institutes of Health for his work for the last 16 consecutive years. He has been principal investigator in surgical and pharmacological trials and published peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and editorials. He has made presentations at national or international meetings and given additional invited lectures. Dr. Uitti served on the initial and current editorial board for Parkinsonism & Related Disorders and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the World Federation of Neurology/International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. Dr. Uitti also serves as associate editor for Neurology, a position he has held since 2006.

The former chair of the Department of Neurology and medical director for Development at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, he now serves as the medical director of the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, an activity which involves Mayo Clinic locations in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. In addition, Dr. Uitti serves as medical director for Mayo Clinic Provider Relations in the Southeast.

  1. Botox injection
  2. Deep brain stimulation
  • Movement disorders
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Deep brain stimulation for tremor, Parkinson's disease and dystonia
  • Botulinum toxin injections for dystonia
  1. 1994
    Clinical/Research Fellowship - Neurology - Movement DisordersRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  2. 1994
    Clinical FellowshipDepartment of Medicine, University Hospital, University of British Columbia
  3. 1993
    Clinical/Research Fellowship - Neurology - Movement DisordersMedical Research Council of Canada, University of British Columbia
  4. 1992
    Resident - Resident II-IV in NeurologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1989
    Resident - Resident I in Internal MedicineUniversity Hospital, University of Saskatchewan
  6. 1988
    MDCollege of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  7. 1983
    BSc - BiochemistryCollege of Arts and Sciences, University of Saskatchewan


  1. 1997
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Research activities

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