Burton L. Scott, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Department / Division:
Neurology / Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders
DUMC 3333
Durham, NC 27710
Appointment Telephone:
Office Telephone:
  • MD, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine (Florida), 1990
  • Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, 1991-1994
  • Movement Disorders, Baylor College of Medicine (Texas), 1994-1995
Other Training:
  • PhD, Anatomy, Duke University, 1984
Clinical Interests:
Movement disorders, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's-plus syndromes, chorea, dystonia, tics, Tourette's syndrome, tremors, tardive dyskinesia, Huntington's disease, myoclonus, botulinum toxin injections, restless legs syndrome, Wilson's disease
Research Interests:
I am a Movement Disorders Neurologist and see patients at the Morreene Rd Clinic and at the Durham VA Medical Center.
Among the types of movement disorders patients that I see in clinic are individuals who have Parkinson's disease, Essential Tremor, tics, chorea, dystonia, Huntington's disease, tardive movement disorders and Wilson's disease. I use botulinum toxin injections to treat selected patients afflicted with dystonia, tremors, and tics. I manage patients who have undergone deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, Essential Tremor,and dystonia. In addition to managing patients who have movement disorders, I participate in a variety of clinical trials focussed on improving the management and treatment of Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and dystonia.

Key words: movement disorders, Parkinson's disease, tremors, tics, chorea, dystonia, botulinum toxin injections.
end fo content area