Dr. Eduardo Tolosa obtained his MD degree from the University of Barcelona and received his neurological training at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Prof. Tolosa is currently vice director of the Research of the Centro de Investigacion en Red de Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas at the Instituto de Salud Carlos III in Spain. He is a founding member and past president of the Movement Disorder Society. He is also past president of the Spanish and of the European Neurological Society. He is the recipient of the American Academy of Neurology 2014 Movement Disorders Research Award.
Dr. Tolosas research interests are in movement disorders. He was involved in pioneering studies defining the mechanisms underlying levodopa-related motor fluctuations and the role of DAT SPECT in the diagnosis of Parkinson disease and his team has been among the first in Europe to evaluate the efficacy of novel therapeutic strategies for Parkinsons disease such as subthalamic nucleus stimulation subcutaneous dopamine agonist infusions and intraduodenal infusions of levodopa. Areas of current research include assessment of non-motor symptoms in asymptomatic carriers of Parkinson-associated genetic mutations and the study of diagnostic biomarkers in premotor Parkinson disease.