April 2, 2021

Peter LeWitt, M.D., joins Department of Neurology as professor

Peter LeWitt, M.D., has joined the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology as a professor.

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

He is the Sastry Foundation Endowed Chair in Neurology and director of the Movement Disorder Fellowship Program.

Peter LeWitt, M.D.

Dr. LeWitt received his medical degree and a master’s of medical science degree in Biochemical Pharmacology from Brown University. He completed a residency in Medicine at Philadelphia General Hospital and in Neurology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in experimental therapeutics at the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, his neurological subspecialty is in movement disorders. A founding member of the Parkinson Study Group and president of the Tremor Research Group, Dr. LeWitt is a member of the Task Force on Evidence-Based Medicine in Movement Disorders and the Task Force for the Development of Rating Scales for Parkinson’s Disease for the Movement Disorder Society, and serves on the Review Committee of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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