Dr. Maria De Leon, Movement Disorder Specialist, Advocate, Author

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Dr. Maria De Leon Dr. Maria De Leon

December 5, 2014 | Foreword by Darcy Blake, article by Maria De Leon | Dr. De Leon has a remarkable story of tenacity and resilience. After attending school at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, and working as a  fellow at Baylor College of Medicine with Dr. Jankovic, she studied at Queen Square Institute in London before she held a solo practice as a Movement Disorder Specialist for ten years. Her career as a physician stopped short when the unthinkable happened, and this is her remarkable story of overcoming obstacles to help people with Parkinson’s Disease. DB


As the saying goes, “there are no rainbows without storms!”  It turns out that any perceived rain-storms would pale in comparison to the huge thunderstorm that was about to take over my life…

I had devoted my life to working with Parkinson’s patients and others with rare movement disorders ….this was the culmination of…

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