Movement Disorders


Welcome to the University of Nebraska Medical Center Movement Disorders Program page. We provide excellent and compassionate care to patients with Movement Disorders, advance research, educate future generations of physicians and support our communities. Our program is the only Movement Disorders program in Nebraska, and the largest in the region.

Our program works closely with the Departments of Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, Neuropsychology, Psychiatry, Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary care for patients with Movement Disorders. The Movement Disorders Program focuses on diseases of the brain that produce alterations of motor control, including tremor, clumsiness, voluntary or involuntary abnormal movements. Areas of expertise include management of patients with Parkinson Disease, Essential Tremor, Dystonia, Tics, Chorea, Ataxia and Myoclonus. We have a very busy Deep Brain Stimulation program with expertise in challenging Movement Disorders cases. Our Center also manages the largest Dystonia and Spasticity Clinic in the region, providing a full complement of treatments for these conditions, including Botulinum toxin injections, Deep Brain Stimulation and intrathecal baclofen pump therapy.

Our Movement Disorders specialists teach medical, nursing and physician assistant students, as well as Neurology, Psychiatry and other residents, in how to recognize and treat these complex diseases. We also conduct research in Parkinson Disease, tremor, dystonia, chorea and other similar disorders.


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Call: 402-559-8600
Movement Disorder Team:

Other Providers:

  • Neil Jouvenat, PA
  • Julie Pavelka, APRN
  • Angela Gleason, PhD

Case Managers/Nursing Support:

  • Bobbi Roeder, RN
  • Cindy Penke, RN
  • Sheila Heithoff, RN
  • Courtney Green, MA

Research Coordinator:

  • Carolyn Peterson, RN, BSN, CCRC
  • Debi Kibbee

See a photo of the team