Julie Kurek

Associate Professor

Julie Kurek

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neurology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neurology: Movement Disorders


I am the only daughter of Polish immigrants and was born and raised in New York City. My upbringing introduced me to many wonderful artistic and scientific novelties which stoked my lifelong love of learning. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a physician. After world travels and experiences I found my path to Medicine and Neurology.

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  • HF 1121


  • MD, Medicine New York Medical College, 2009


  • PHY GA Composite Medical Board, 2014

Awards & Honors

  • Gold Medal for Video Challenge Case Presentation at the IPMDS Annual Conference in Berlin, Germany International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NEUR 5000

    Basic Clkshp in Neurology
  • NEUR 5003

    Neurology Consult & Clinics Ex
  • RNEU 5000


Teaching Interests

Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.
Movement Disorder Emergencies
How to administer botulinum toxin


Selected Recent Publications

  • In defense of the AAN position on lawful physician-hastened death., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Tremor and Dystonia in Jacob's Syndrome (47,XYY)., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Lawful physician-hastened death: AAN position statement., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Teaching Video NeuroImages: Oculogyric crisis in treated Parkinson disease., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Insights into Pathophysiology from Medication-induced Tremor., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

As a neurologist practicing in Movement Disorders, I am interested in Parkinson's disease: early detection, possibly prevention, biomarkers, ideal management including procedures such as DBS, TMS and botulinum toxin therapy. Nonmotor symptoms particularly apathy and anxiety are of interest to me as well.

Department Service

  • Resident Continuity Clinic 2015 - Present

    Role: Faculty Mentor
  • Residency Interview Committee 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • NeuroScience Outlook Publishers 2014 - 2018

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • 2020 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • International Movement Disorders Society CME Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • AAN Ethics, Law & Humanities Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • People of Parkinson's Local PD support group 2014 - 2019

    Role: Member