Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Brown University, RI, 1975
Residencies & Internships
  • Stanford University Hospital, Neurology, CA, 1980
  • Philadelphia General Hospital, Internal Medicine, PA, 1976
  • National Institute of Health, Neuro. Disorders, MD, 1983

About Me

I specialize in parkinson's disease, dystonia and tremor

Movement Disorders Fellowship, Program Director

Dr. LeWitt was appointed Professor of Neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1990. A graduate of Brown University School of Medicine (and also awarded a M.Med.Sc. in Biochemical Pharmacology), his neurology residency training was at Stanford University School of Medicine. His completed fellowship training in experimental therapeutics at the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders.  

Dr. LeWitt was a founding member of the Parkinson Study Group and was elected in 1998 to serve as secretary of the Movement Disorder Society. He is a member of that organization’s Task Force for the Development of Rating Scales for Parkinson’s Disease. Since 2003, he has been editor-in-chief of Clinical Neuropharmacology and has served on the editorial boards of Movement Disorders, Journal of Neural Transmission, Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, and Translational Neurodegeneration. Dr. LeWitt has been the mentor for several movement disorder fellowship trainees and has been active in educational programs conducted by the Movement Disorder Society, the American Academy of Neurology, the European Federation of Neurological Sciences, and other organizations.

Research Interests
In addition to conducting clinical trials for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders, his research interests have also included animal models and biomarkers of neurological disease, pharmacokinetic analysis, and gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease. He is the author of more than 300 publications in basic and clinical neuroscience. Dr. LeWitt has been a recipient or reviewer of research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the National Parkinson Foundation, the U.S.-Israel Bi-National Science Foundation, and other organizations.

I provide state-of-the-art medical care tailored to my patient's needs along with educational and rehabilitative support. Families and friends are welcome. 

Awards, Honors and Publications
Michigan Parkinson Foundation (President)
International Essential Tremor Foundation (Vice-President)
Inclusion in The Best Doctors in America (Naifeh S, Smith G, eds), Aiken (South Carolina), Woodward/White, 1994-present

English, German

Videos and Articles

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Peter LeWitt, MD - Neurology, Henry Ford Health System

Exercise and Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease and Clinical Trials

What is The Parkinson Study Group?


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1961 S Telegraph Rd
Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302
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6777 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

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