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    Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Appointments

    Call (602) 406-6262

    Abraham Lieberman, MD

    Movement Disorders

    Abraham Lieberman, MD, is the medical director of the Movement Disorders Clinic at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. He is an alumnus of New York University Medical School, and he completed his residency at New York University Bellevue Medical Center and a pharmacology fellowship at New York University Medical Center in New York City. He is an internationally recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

    Along with Lonnie and Muhammad Ali and philanthropist Jimmy Walker, Dr. Lieberman was instrumental in the conceptualization and realization of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Lieberman realized the need for a comprehensive center to offer cutting-edge treatment for Parkinson’s and movement disorders along with recreational activities, community therapy, and caretaker and patient support networks. Today this dream has been realized, and the center has been recognized as a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence.

    Dr. Lieberman is no longer accepting new patients. To request an appointment with another movement disorders specialist at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, please call (602) 406-6262.

    Education & Training
    • Fellowship, Pharmacology, NYU Medical Center, 1967-1969
    • Staff Neurologist, United States Air Force Hospital, Tachikawa, Japan, 1967-1969
    • Chief Resident, NYU, Bellevue Medical Center, 1964-1967
    • Internship, Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, 1963-1964
    • MD, NYU Medical School, 1963
    • AB, Cornell University, 1959
    Professional Memberships
    • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
    • American Neurological Association
    • Movement Disorders Society
    • Parkinson’s Disease Study Group
    • World Federation of Neurology Research Council
    • American Association for the Study of Headache
    • American EEG Society
    • American Epilepsy Society
    • American Parkinson Disease Association, Chairman Scientific Advisory Board
    • Founding Member, American Society of Experimental Neuro-Therapeutics
    • International Tremor Foundation Medical Advisory Board
    • National Medical Director, National Parkinson Foundation
    • Arizona Medical Society
    • Board of Governors, New York University Medical Alumni
    • Neurology Coordinator, New York University Faculty and Friends Campaign, NYU Medical Center
    • Ethics Committee, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
    • Editor-in-Chief, Neuroviews: Trends in Clinical Neurology
    • Editor-in-Chief, Neurology Forum
    • Editorial Board, Parkinsonism and Related Disorders
    • Ad hoc reviewer, Acta Scandinavica Neurologica, Archives of Neurology, Annals of Internal Medicine, Annals of Neurology,Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, Lancet Neurology, The Medical Letter, Movement Disorders, New England Journal of Medicine, Neurology
    Honors and Awards
    • Named One of the Five Most Innovative Physicians in Phoenix, Phoenix Magazine, 2010
    • Best Doctors in America, 2007-present
    • Keynote Speaker, New Zealand Parkinson Disease Society, Wellington, New Zealand, 2002
    • Award of Merit, National Parkinson Foundation, 2002
    • Mentioned in Who’s Who in America, 2004-present
    • Mentioned in Who’s Who in America, New Millennium Edition, 2000
    • Keynote Speaker at Memorial Symposium Honoring Menek Goldstein, NYU, New York City, Speakers Included Arvid Carlsson (Nobel Laureate 2000), Paul Greengard (Nobel Laureate 2000), 1998
    • Ambassador Award of National Parkinson Foundation, Miami, 1997-1998
    • Mentioned in Best Doctors in the West, 1996-1998
    • Mentioned in Best Doctors in America, 1996-2010
    • Mentioned in Best Doctors in Phoenix (Phoenix Magazine), 1995-1998
    • Ralph and Barbara Edwards APDA Leadership Award, 1992
    • Keynote Speaker, 8th Asian-Oceanic Congress of Neurology (September), Tokyo, 1992

    About Barrow

    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.