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Corneliu Luca, M.D., Ph.D.

Información general

Corneliu  Luca, M.D., Ph.D.



  • English
  • Romanian
  • Spanish


  • Neurology (American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology)



  • Neurology (Psychiatry & Neurology)


  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Director, Movement Disorders Fellowship Program

Intereses clínicas

Parkinson's disease


Essential Tremor

Deep Brain Stimulation


Gait Disorders.


2012 Movement Disorders Fellowship
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2011 Neurology Residency
University Of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
2007 PhD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
1999 MD
Carol Davila School of Medicine and Pharmacy


  • Luca CC, Singer C, 4-aminopyridine improves freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease. J Neurol. 2013 Oct;260(10):2662-4. doi: 10.1007/s00415-013-7090-0. Epub 2013 Aug 30
  • Luca CC, Singer C. Can 4-aminopyridine modulate dysfunctional gait networks in Parkinson's disease? Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2013 Sep;19(9):777-82. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2013.04.024. Epub 2013 May 21
  • Luca CC, Singer C.Does STN-DBS improve balance in Parkinson disease? Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2013 Apr;19(4):466. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2012.09.011. Epub 2012 Oct 11.
  • Boeve BF, Silber MH, Ferman TJ, Lin SC, Benarroch EE, Schmeichel AM, Ahlskog JE, Caselli RJ, Jacobson S, Sabbagh M, Adler C, Woodruff B, Beach TG, Iranzo A, Gelpi E, Santamaria J, Tolosa E, Singer C, Mash DC, Luca C, Arnulf I, Duyckaerts C, Schenck CH, Mahowald MW, Dauvilliers Y, Graff-Radford NR, Wszolek ZK, Parisi JE, Dugger B, Murray ME, Dickson DW. Clinicopathologic correlations in 172 cases of rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder with or without a coexisting neurologic disorderSleep M
  • . Dong C, Della-Morte D, Wang L, Cabral D, Beecham A, McClendon MS, Luca CC, Blanton SH, Sacco RL, Rundek T. Association of the sirtuin and mitochondrial uncoupling protein genes with carotid plaque PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e27157. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027157. Epub 2011 Nov 7.
  • Wenz T, Luca C, Torraco A, Moraes CT.mTERF2 regulates oxidative phosphorylation by modulating mtDNA transcription. Cell Metab. 2009 Jun;9(6):499-511
  • Luca CC, Lam BL, Moraes CT.Erythromycin as a potential precipitating agent in the onset of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. Mitochondrion. 2004 Jun;4(1):31-6


Dr. Corneliu Luca is Assistant Professor of Neurology at University of Miami, Director of the Movement Disorders Fellowship Program. He obtained an MD degree at  Carol Davila University of Medicine in Bucharest and  PhD in  molecular biology at University of Miami.    He has fellowship training in movement disorders land currently seing patients with Parkinson's disease, Essential tremor, ataxias,  gait disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation. He is involved in clinical and translational research in Parkinson’ disease. He is principal investigator in a clinical trial that aims to identify new strategies for gait dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease. He is the recipient of the Clinical Research Training Fellowship from the American Academy of Neurology and actively involved in clinical research at the Movement Disorders Center at the University of Miami. Neuromodulation approaches for gait disorders are developed in order to achieve functional improvement in patients with PD. Deep Brain Stimulation(DBS) and transcranial Direct Current Stimulation are  used for better functional outcomes in  patients with walking impairment. 

Visit movementdisorderslab.com for more information about Dr Luca's research.

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