Dr. Jason Aldred
is our medical keynote speaker
at the 2017 HOPE Conference.
About Dr. Aldred:
Dr. Aldred is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is a co-owner of and sees patients at Northwest Neurological in Spokane, WA. He is a clinical associate professor at the University of Washington, Department of Neurology and teaches medical students in the second year courses as well as clinical neurology clerkship.
He attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He then went on to attend the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine in Memphis. He made his way west where he completed neurology residency at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), serving as neurology chief resident. He then completed an additional two-year clinical research fellowship in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders at the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Educational, and Clinical Center (PADRECC), a collaborative program between the Portland VA and OHSU. Through fellowship training he honed skills in botulinum toxin injection techniques, patient selection for deep brain stimulation (DBS) and post-operative DBS programming, and advanced medication management for movement disorders. Dr. Aldred also completed formal training in clinical research through the Human Investigators Program (HIP) at OHSU focused on design and execution of clinical trials.
Dr. Aldred conducts phase 1 through 4 clinical trials for Parkinson’s disease through grants and funding sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Initiative (PCORI), as well as other sources. He provides regional and national education for other neurologists and patients living with neurological conditions. Through local collaboration with Premier Clinical Research in Spokane, he brings cutting edge clinical trials in Parkinson’s disease to the Northwest.
In his free time Dr. Aldred enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife and four children ages 5-12. Dr. Aldred is an Eagle Scout and remains active in scouting.
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