Steven A. Gunzler, MD

 Steven A. Gunzler, MD

Steven A. Gunzler, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Staff Neurologist, Parkinson's & Movement Disorders Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center


  • Movement Disorders

Education and Training

  • Fellowship: Movement Disorders, Oregon Health & Sciences University and Portland VA Hospital, Portland, OR
  • Residency: Neurology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Residency: Internal Medicine Internship, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

Board Certification

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Research Interests

  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Botulinum Toxin Injection
  • Deep Brain Stimulation


Steven Gunzler, MD, is a neurologist in the Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center in the Neurological Institute and Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Gunzler completed a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society. He earned his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and neurology residency training in Neurology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He completed a three year fellowship training in movement disorders at the Parkinson Center of Oregon at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Gunzler's specializes in Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and other movement disorders. He does botulinum toxin injections and deep brain stimulation programming. He has coauthored twenty peer reviewed journal articles and several textbook chapters. His research interests have included biomarker studies in Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease, LRRK2 G2019S autosomal dominant Parkinson's disease, and dopamine D2 receptor neuropharmacology. He has participated as Site PI in numerous clinical studies in Parkinson disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, and Tourette's syndrome. Dr. Gunzler has been an active participant in Parkinson Study Group studies and a member of the Huntington Study Group. He has served on multiple working groups in both the Parkinson Study Group and the American Academy of Neurology. He is a member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

Dr. Gunzler has been very involved with movement disorder fellow and neurology resident education, spending hundreds of hours a year working in clinic and on the hospital wards with residents and fellows. He has been involved with training a series of fellows who subsequently pursued their own academic movement disorder careers. He received the Edward L. Westbrook Teaching Excellence Award in 2017. Dr. Gunzler is married with three children and enjoys hiking, traveling, technology, and spending time with family.

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