Peter LeWitt, M.D., joins Division of Neurology as professor – College of Medication Information

Peter LeWitt, MD, is a professor in the Department of Neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Dr. LeWitt has been a voluntary faculty member in the Department of Neurology since 1986.

He is the Sastry Foundation’s Endowed Chair in Neurology and Director of the Movement Disorder Scholarship Program.

Peter LeWitt, MD

Dr. LeWitt received his medical degree and a Masters of Medical Science degree in biochemical pharmacology from Brown University. He received a medical degree from Philadelphia General Hospital and a degree in neurology from Stanford University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in experimental therapeutics from the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders.

His neurological subspecialty, certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, is in movement disorders. Dr. LeWitt is a founding member of the Parkinson’s Study Group and President of the Tremor Research Group. He is a member of the Task Force on Evidence-Based Medicine for Movement Disorders and the Task Force on Developing Parkinson’s Disease Scales for the Movement Disorder Society, and is a member of the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Review Board for Parkinson’s Research.

Dr. LeWitt has extensive experience in clinical trials for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. His research interests also included animal models and biomarkers for neurological diseases, pharmacokinetic analysis, and gene therapy in Parkinson’s disease.