Study on Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD)

What we are studying

The purpose of this study is to determine if the study device is safe and effective for the treatment of patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease that is not adequately controlled by medication. The study will also evaluate changes in patients’ quality of life, dyskinesia (uncontrollable movements) severity, PD medications, and severity of other PD symptoms.

Who is Eligible

  • Genders:
    • Men
    • Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 22 - 75

Eligibility Criteria

  • Diagnoses of Parkinson's disease for 5 or more years
  • Stable on all medications
  • Must not have had a major stroke or seizures

What is involved

  • 1 MRI and 1 CT
  • 14 study visits and 1 telephone call
  • 8 questionnaires


The subject will receive $75 for each of the completed visits, except for the Implant visits. The subject will receive $125 for the Implant visit. The subject will receive a total of $1,100 if they complete all scheduled visits.

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Jessica Peyton Dimos

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.