Valley Parkinson Clinic is a well-established and specialized clinic providing medical services and treatment for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Our clinic is located in Los Gatos, California.
While Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease currently without a cure, many patients’ quality of life can be well maintained by optimizing drug therapy, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and in some cases, deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy. Our goal at the Valley Parkinson Clinic is to find the best therapies for our patients to improve the quality of life and prolong independent living.
Dr. Huang and Dr. Lin specialize in the management of advanced Parkinsonism and DBS therapy. They maintain a small patient load so that each case can be studied and followed through thoroughly. Treatment regimens are designed carefully and systematically tried and evaluated for optimal therapeutic outcomes. Frequent follow-up visits are necessary to fine-tune the medications, monitor drug side effects and complications, and incorporate the latest therapeutic advances into the treatment regimens. Both Dr. Huang and Dr. Lin are easily accessible and answer all medically related phone calls/emails personally.
Dr. nengchun huang
Dr. Huang received his medical degree from Shanghai Medical University in China and his Ph.D in Pharmacology from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1994. After a stint as a neuropharmacologist working on early detection stroke and neuroprotection, he went back to finish his clinical training in 1997. He completed his internal medicine internship and neurology residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York in 2001, where he was the chief neurology resident. This was followed by a two year movement disorder fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York focusing on the diagnosis and management of advanced Parkinson’s disease and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) therapy.
Dr. Huang joined the world-renowned Parkinson’s Institute in 2003 as a movement disorder specialist. He left the Institute in 2009 and started his independent Valley Parkinson Clinic, focusing on PD patient management and education. Dr. Huang’s main expertise is in the management of advanced Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders, including complex pharmacotherapy and DBS programming. As a neuropharmacologist, he has an in-depth understanding of how drugs work at various stages of Parkinson’s disease. He works closely with functional neurosurgeons at Stanford and UCSF in evaluating candidates for DBS therapy. He performs DBS programming and medication adjustment post DBS surgery. Dr. Huang’s other expertise includes Chemodenervation therapy (Medical Botox) for dystonia and spasticity.
Dr. Huang is board certified in Neurology, and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Movement Disorders Society, the American Medical Association, the Santa Clara County Medical Society and the California Medical Society. He is affiliated with El Camino Hospitals at Mountain View and Los Gatos, California. His personal interests include spending time with his family, meditation, rope jumping, and walking with his dog. He is an active member at Silicon Valley Christian Assembly.
dr. peter lin
Dr. Lin received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2001. He then completed his internal medicine internship and neurology residency at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, where he acted as chief resident. He received several awards as a resident for teaching including the Helen Rantz Housestaff award from Stanford Hospital for excellence in teaching. He then spent three years in movement disorders fellowship and research in the Human Motor Control Section at the National Institutes of Health where he focused on diagnostic testing for movement disorders and Botox injection for movement disorders including dystonia, tremor and spasticity.
Dr. Lin began practice as a general neurologist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center as well as Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Hospital. There he focused on movement disorders evaluation as well as Botox therapy for neurologic indications including dystonia, tremor, spasticity and migraine headache. He was actively involved in resident and medical student teaching and won the Lysia Forno teaching award from the Stanford neurology department for excellence in teaching.
Dr. Lin has published up to 30 peer reviewed articles in the field of movement disorders and clinical neurophysiology focused on diagnostic testing and novel technology for neurorehabilitation. He continues to be involved in research as a clinical advisor for several early stage startups in the Bay Area in the fields of big data analysis, wearable technology and biomarker development.
He joined the Valley Parkinson Clinic in August of 2015. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Santa Clara County Medical Society and Movement Disorders Society. He is affiliated with El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and Los Gatos. His outside interests include spending time with his family, digital photography, deep-sea fishing, and travel.