Demetrius Maraganore, MD, is renowned nationally and internationally as an expert on Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. He is one of two Illinois physicians listed in the Aaron A. Sorenson landmark study as an international leader in the investigation of Parkinson's Disease (published in the inaugural issue of theJournal of Parkinson's Disease). At NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), he is the Ruth Cain Ruggles Chairman of the Department of Neurology, and is the Medical Director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute. He previously served as the Chair of the Division of Movement Disorders at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
A Chicago native, Dr. Maraganore attended Northwestern University Medical School and then left for neurology residency training at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Maraganore was then an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in both Movement Disorders and Neurogenetics at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, England. After returning to the faculty of the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Maraganore quickly rose to the rank of Professor of Neurology. He is widely recognized as an expert in neurological research, particularly in the complex genetic and environmental causes of Parkinson’s disease.