HDSA Center of Excellence at UW Medical Center

Our Center of Excellence

We have had the privilege of caring for Huntington’s Disease patients and their families for over 60 years and are proud to be recognized as an HDSA Level 1 Center of Excellence. 

Our multidisciplinary team is led by neurologists (neurogeneticist and movement disorder specialists) and includes a social worker, nurse, genetic counselors, clinical coordinator, research coordinator, and consulting psychiatrist.

Our Mission

  • Enhance the quality of life of patients and families affected by HD by providing the highest level of education, compassionate evaluation and supportive interdisciplinary care.
  • Collaborate with health care providers, caregivers, and staff in facilities providing care for individuals with HD (such as adult family homes, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities).
  • Provide patients and families with up to date information about clinical trials and research.

Thanks to the generous support of the Friedman family we have been able to spearhead important HD advocacy initiatives across the state of Washington, including the launch of this website.  With their help we aim to bring both awareness of and resources for families impacted by HD in the Pacific Northwest.