Jennifer Goldman, MD, MS

Jennifer G. Goldman, MD, MS

Position Section Chief, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders; Fellowship Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Neurorehabilitation fellowship
Practicing since 1998
Joined staff in 2018
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About Me

About Me

Jennifer G. Goldman, MD, MS, is the Section Chief for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Movement Disorders Rehabilitation at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Dr. Goldman is a Movement Disorders neurologist with board certification in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. She also is a Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Neurology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Goldman directs the first-ever fellowship for physiatrists in Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Neurorehabilitation at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

Dr. Goldman is a clinician-researcher who has been a pioneer in the cognitive and behavioral aspects of PD and movement disorders and a longstanding champion of interdisciplinary care. Her work focuses on advancing our understanding of the non-motor and motor features of PD and movement disorders, using neuroimaging and biomarkers, and on developing pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to improve or prevent these symptoms. Dr. Goldman has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Parkinson’s Foundation, among others, and is widely published. As a clinician, Dr. Goldman is passionate about offering a holistic, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary team-based approach for people with PD and movement disorders and their care partners.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    1989 - 1993
    A.B. (Psychology, Music Performance), Princeton University
    1994 - 1996
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    1996 - 1998
    MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


    1998 - 1999
    Internship - Evanston Hospital, Northwestern
    1999 - 2002
    Neurology Residency - Washington University in St. Louis
    2002 - 2004
    Movement Disorders Fellowship - Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
    Graduate Degree


    2007 - 2009
    Master of Science in Clinical Research - Rush University Medical Center Graduate College, Chicago

Certificates + Licenses

  • Board Certified, Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Board Certified, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry
    United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties


  • International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
    Member, 2002
    Chair, Pan-American Section Education Committee, 2015-2019
    Secretary, Pan-American Section, 2021-2023
    Co-chair, MDS PD-MCI Study Group
    Leadership and Integrative Interdisciplinary Task Forces; PD-MCI Study group,
  • American Academy of Neurology
    Member of AAN, 1999
    Fellow - FAAN, 2015
    Chair, Movement Disorders Section, 2018-2020
    Member, Women in Leadership Committee, 2015-
  • American Neurological Association
    Fellow - FANA, 2015
  • Lewy Body Dementia Association
    Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, 2019-
    Co-Chair, Clinical Care and Professional Education Working Group, Research Centers of Excellence, 2017-
    Director, Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • Parkinson Study Group
    Member, Scientific Review Committee, 2020-

Goldman Lab

Our lab interests lie in early detection, intervention, and prevention, including non-pharmacological strategies such as physical and cognitive exercise, for both non-motor and motor symptoms and across all disease stages of Parkinson's Disease.

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Work History

  • 2004 - 2018
    Rush University, Department of Neurological Sciences
    Assistant Professor, 2004-2012
    Associate Professor, 2012-2018
    Professor, 2018
  • 2016 - 2018
    Rush University, Department of Neurological Sciences
    Founder/Director, Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Movement Disorders program, 2016-2018
    Director, Huntington's Disease Society of America Center of Excellence, 2016-2018
    Director, Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence, 2018