Jennifer Goldman

Display Name Jennifer G. Goldman, MD, MS

Position Section Chief, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Clinician Researcher
Professor, Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Practicing since 1998
Joined staff in 2018

About Me

About Me

Dr. Jennifer G. Goldman is the Section Chief for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Movement Disorders Rehabilitation at the Shirley Ryan Abilitylab and Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Goldman is a Movement Disorders neurologist with board certification in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry.

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 NIH, Michael J. Fox Foundation, 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 of MDS, 2002
    Chair, Pan-American Section Education Committee, 2015-
    Member, MDS PD-MCI Study Group; Leadership Task Force: Integrative and Interdisciplinary Task Force,
  • American Academy of Neurology
    Member of AAN, 1999
    Fellow - FAAN, 2015
    Chair, Movement Disorders Section, 2018-
    Member, Women in Leadership Committee
  • American Neurological Association
    Fellow - FANA, 2015
  • Lewy Body Dementia Association
    Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, 2019-

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