Jose ObesoMD, PhD
Dr. Jose A. Obeso graduated from the University of Navarra in 1976 and trained in neurology and neurophysiology in San Sebastian and Pamplona, Spain. From 1980 to 1982 he worked as research fellow in movement disorders under Professor C. David Marsden in London (UK), which proved the most exciting and decisive period in his career. In the University of Navarra in Pamplona and for a short period in Tenerife (Spain), Dr. Obeso has been devoted to the care of patients with movement disorders, Parkinson's disease in particular, and both clinical and laboratory research. The latter focused in defining the abnormalities elicited by dopamine depletion in animal models of Parkinson's disease.
He pioneered the development of the concept of "continuous dopaminergic stimulation" for Parkinson's disease and has played a significant role in the recent revitalization of surgical treatments for Parkinson's disease. Dr. Obeso has published over 150 original papers and 65 reviews in peer review journals and contributed to 91 book chapters mainly on the pathophysiology and treatment of dyskinesias and Parkinson's disease.