Prof. Tolosa is a neurologist by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association and the Royal College of Physicians, and a founding member of the Movement Disorder Society (MDS). He’s currently a Senior Consultant at the Department of Neurology at the Hospital Clinic Universitari in Barcelona
Prof. Tolosa’s research interests have centered on movement disorders and particularly in issues related to experimental therapeutics, etiology and pathophysiology of various parkinsonisms. His team has been among the first in Europe to evaluate efficacy of novel surgical strategies for Parkinson’s disease such as subthalamic nucleus stimulation and its impact upon patients cognition and quality of life. In addition, during the last years, he has dedicated his investigations to the study of the asymptomatic individuals carrying PD-causative mutations in the LRRK2 gene.