The Huntington’s Disease Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center focuses exclusively on diagnosing and caring for individuals with this genetic, neurodegenerative disorder—as well as providing support for their families. Here, you’ll find a care team that’s committed to delivering expert and compassionate care, which you’ll experience throughout your treatment journey with us.
Meet Your Care Team
James E. EatonIII, BS, MS, MD
- Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neurosciences
Ciaran M. ConsidineBA, PhD
- Clinical Neuropsychologist, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Neurosciences
Laura C. DuncanMS, CGC
- Adult Metabolic and Genetic Disorders, Developmental Delay, Genetic Counseling, Medical Genetics, Pediatric Clinical Genetics, Pediatric Genetics, Undiagnosed Disease
Why Choose Huntington's Disease Care at Vanderbilt
- Recognized care
We are one of only a few programs in the country to receive a Level 1 Center of Excellence designation from the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA). This designation is a result of our partnership with Erlanger Health System and the Movement Disorders Clinic at the Cole Neuroscience Center to expand access to care for patients with Huntington’s disease.
- Skilled clinicians
Our neurologists have specialized training in diagnosing and treating individuals with Huntington’s disease. As leading experts, our doctors also serve in the organizations responsible for establishing national guidelines for patient care.
- Personalized care
We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure you receive the best possible care.
- Coordinated care
Our doctors work closely with experts in other medical disciplines to create a care plan that meets your individual needs. We also work with your primary care doctor to review your records and coordinate any advanced care you may need.
- Clinical trials
As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:
- Genetic counseling
- Genetic evaluation
- Home health assessments
- Individual and family counseling
- Involuntary movement medications
- Mood-stabilizing medications