Chad Christine, MD

University of California, San Francisco

Dr Christine completed his medical degree at Cornell and his Neurology Residency at UCSF. Since then, he has focused on Parkinson’s disease (PD).  His research interests include: 1) identification of factors that are associated with its risk and/or its progression and 2) improving PD treatments.
Dr. Christine has been an investigator in three phase 1 studies and 1 phase 2 study of gene therapy study for advanced Parkinson’s disease all of which utilized the gene for amino acid decarboxylase, the enzyme which converts levodopa into dopamine.  His other recent work explores the relationship of vitamin B12 status with PD progression.