Biography

Mazen Elkurd, DO is an instructor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. 

 Dr. Elkurd is a Dallas native who graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington, then went on to complete medical school at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. He completed neurology residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. where he served in his final year as academic chief resident. Following residency, Dr. Elkurd returned to Dallas to complete a clinical fellowship in movement disorders at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is now a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a practicing movement disorder neurologist, caring for patients with various movement disorders including Parkinsonism, tremor, ataxia, myclonus, dystonia, chorea, functional neurological disorders and gait disorders. 

He has been author of several scientific publications in the field of movement disorders and has reserach interests in the fields of Parkinson disease and ataxia, with ongoing projects in these areas. Dr. Elkurd is also active in teaching of residents and medical students, giving lectures to rotating medical students and supervising residents in the delivery of care to patients at the Ron J Anderson Ambulatory Clinic at Parkland. 

Education

Fellowship
UT Southwestern Medical Center 2019, Movement Disorders
Medical School
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (2015)
Internship
MedStar Health/Union Memorial Hospital (2016), Internal Medicine
Residency
Georgetown University Hospital (2019), Neurology

Research Interest

  • Ataxia - New and Emerging Therapies
  • Parkinson Disease - Progression and Biomarker Elucidation
  • Parkinson Disease- New and Emerging Therapies and Disease Modification

Publications

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Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Parkinson's Disease
Mazen T. Elkurd, DO; Richard B. Dewey Jr, MD Psychiatr Ann. 2020 3 50 100-106
Keeping up with the clinical advances: tardive dyskinesia.
Elkurd MT, Bahroo L, CNS Spectr 2019 Aug 24 S1 70-81
The role of extended-release amantadine for the treatment of dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease patients.
Elkurd MT, Bahroo LB, Pahwa R, Neurodegener Dis Manag 2018 04 8 2 73-80
Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
Laxman Bahroo, Mazen Elkurd and Fernando Pagan Practical Neurology 2018
Anti-Alpha-Synuclein Therapies in Parkinson's Disease
Laxman B. Bahroo, DO; Mazen T. Elkurd, DO; Charbel E.-H. Moussa, MD, PhD; Fernando L. Pagan, MD; and Yasar Torres-Yaghi, MD Practical Neurology 2018

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Annual Meeting Scholarship
    American Academy of Neurology (2019)
  • Young Investigator Award
    ACTRIMS (2019)
  • Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society (elected)
    A.T. Still University (2014)
  • Magna Cum Laude
    University of Texas at Arlington (2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (2019)
  • American Academy of Neurology (2016)