Graham A. Glass, MD, MD


Graham A. Glass, MD, is the deputy director of the San Francisco Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Care Center (PADRECC) and an assistant clinical professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Glass received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at the San Antonio School of Medicine and completed his neurology residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center. He subsequently completed a fellowship in movement disorders at the Mayo Clinic.

The bulk of his research is clinical in nature, and his topics of publication include the management of Parkinson's disease, gait disorders, dystonia, myoclonus, and multiple system atrophy. Glass is active in the education of students, residents, fellows, and other physicians. He sees patients at UCSF Medical Center; the V.A.; and in Anchorage, Alaska, where he is a visiting clinician four times per year.


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Is taking Prednisone and Neurontin a problem for my mother who has Parkinsons? — Nov 16, 2011
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What kind of specialist should I go to about my husband's confusion and movement disorder? — Oct 31, 2011
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Are my husband's new addictive behaviors related to his Parkinson's medication? — Oct 31, 2011
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Is it the caffeine in coffee that helps prevent Parkinson's? — Oct 31, 2011
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Can Parkinson's cause petit mal seizures? — Jul 29, 2011
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How can we keep my father, who suffers with Parkinson's, awake during the day? — Jul 20, 2011
I'm sorry to hear that father is only awake for what sounds like a few hours a day. I agree with many of the other answers, as sleep disorders are part and parcel of PD. ...
What are good books to read about Parkinson's dementia caregiving? — Jul 20, 2011
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With all the problems Dad has been having lately, could he be suffering from Parkinson's disease? — Jul 20, 2011
I'm sorry to hear that things have been getting pretty rough for your father. This is a very difficult situation and based on the symptoms and signs that you describe ther...
Is my mom's Parkinson's medications causing her to yell out loud? — Jul 12, 2011
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How to help with falling issues of a Parkinson's Disease patient? — Jun 27, 2011
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