Neurology

Ergun Uc, MD

Portrait

Specialty: Movement Disorders
Associate Professor of Neurology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 2150 RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-8753

Email: ergun-uc@uiowa.edu

Education

MD, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Turkey

Residency, Neurology, Hacettepe University Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Internship, Medicine - Preliminary, Worcester City Hospital, Worcester, MA
Residency, Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship, Movement Disorders, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Board of Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Biosciences Graduate Program
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Research Summary

Dr. Uc is involved in all aspects of the care of Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients including deep brain stimulation (DBS), as well dystonia (botulinum toxin injections, DBS), essential tremor (DBS), Huntington’s disease, and other movement disorders. His research focuses primarily on Parkinson’s disease and he has received research support as a principal investigator from the National Institutes of Health (Prediction of Driver Safety in Parkinson’s disease-R01), Department of Veterans Affairs (Driver Rehabilitation in PD, Effects of Aerobic Exercise in PD-both Merit Review awards), as well as American Parkinson Disease Association and Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. He also has conducted research on driving in Huntington’s disease. As a member of the Parkinson Study Group and Huntington Study Group, he has participated in multicenter clinical trials on experimental drugs.

All Publications

Uc E, Doerschug K, Magnotta V, Dawson J, Thomsen T, Kline J, Rizzo M, Newman S, Mehta S, Grabowski T, Bruss J, Blanchette D, Anderson S, Voss M, Kramer A, Darling W.  Phase I/II randomized trial of aerobic exercise in Parkinson disease in a community setting.  Neurology.  2014 July 2. 
[PubMed]

Devos H, Nieuwboer A, Vandenberghe W, Tant M, De Weerdt W, Uc E.  On-road driving impairments in Huntington disease.  Neurology.  2014 March 18. 82(11):956-962.
[PubMed]

Edwards J, Hauser R, O'Conner M, Valdéz E, Zesiewics T, Uc E.  Randomized trial of cognitive speed of processing training in Parkinson disease.  Neurology.  2013 October 8. 81(15):1284-1290.
[PubMed]

Crizzle A, Classen S, Uc E.  Parkinson disease and driving: an evidence-based review.  Neurology.  2012 November. 79(20):2067-74.
[PubMed]

Emerson J, Johnson A, Dawson J, Uc E, Anderson S, Rizzo M.  Predictors of driving outcomes in advancing age.  Psychology and aging.  2012 September. 27(3):550-9.
[PubMed]

Beglinger L, Prest L, Mills J, Paulsen J, Smith M, Gonzalez-Alegre P, Rowe K, Nopoulos P, Uc E.  Clinical predictors of driving status in Huntington's disease..  Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society.  2012 August. 27(9):1146-52.
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van der Marck M, Dicke H, Uc E, Kentin Z, Borm G, Bloem B, Overeem S, Munneke M.  Body mass index in Parkinson's disease: a meta-analysis..  Parkinsonism & related disorders.  2012 March. 18(3):263-7.
[PubMed]

Anderson S, Aksan N, Dawson J, Uc E, Johnson A, Rizzo M.  Neuropsychological assessment of driving safety risk in older adults with and without neurologic disease..  Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology.  2012. 34(9):895-905.
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Aksan N, Anderson S, Dawson J, Johnson A, Uc E, Rizzo M.  Cognitive functioning predicts driver safety on road tests 1 and 2 years later..  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  2012 January. 60(1):99-105.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Rizzo M, Johnson A, Emerson J, Liu D, Mills E, Anderson S, Dawson J.  Real-life driving outcomes in Parkinson disease.  Neurology.  2011 May. 76(22):1894-902.
[PubMed]

Chou K, Amick M, Brandt J, Camicioli R, Frei K, Gitelman D, Goldman J, Growdon J, Hurtig H, Levin B, Litvan I, Marsh L, Simuni T, Tröster A, Uc E.  A recommended scale for cognitive screening in clinical trials of Parkinson's disease..  Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society.  2010 November. 25(15):2501-7.
[PubMed]

Barrash J, Stillman A, Anderson S, Uc E, Dawson J, Rizzo M.  Prediction of driving ability with neuropsychological tests: demographic adjustments diminish accuracy..  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS.  2010 July. 16(4):679-86.
[PubMed]

Dawson J, Uc E, Anderson S, Johnson A, Rizzo M.  Neuropsychological predictors of driving errors in older adults..  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  2010 June. 58(6):1090-6.
[PubMed]

Vaux L, Ni R, Rizzo M, Uc E, Andersen G.  Detection of imminent collisions by drivers with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease: a preliminary study..  Accident; analysis and prevention.  2010 May. 42(3):852-8.
[PubMed]

Rizzo M, Uc E, Dawson J, Anderson S, Rodnitzky R.  Driving difficulties in Parkinson's disease..  Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society.  2010. 25 Suppl 1:S136-40.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Rizzo M, Johnson A, Dastrup E, Anderson S, Dawson J.  Road safety in drivers with Parkinson disease.  Neurology.  2009 December. 73(24):2112-9.
[PubMed]

Uc E, McDermott M, Marder K, Anderson S, Litvan I, Como P, Auinger P, Chou K, Growdon J,  P.  Incidence of and risk factors for cognitive impairment in an early Parkinson disease clinical trial cohort.  Neurology.  2009 November. 73(18):1469-77.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Rizzo M, Anderson S, Dastrup E, Sparks J, Dawson J.  Driving under low-contrast visibility conditions in Parkinson disease.  Neurology.  2009 October. 73(14):1103-10.
[PubMed]

Dawson J, Anderson S, Uc E, Dastrup E, Rizzo M.  Predictors of driving safety in early Alzheimer disease.  Neurology.  2009 February. 72(6):521-7.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Rizzo M, Dastrup E, Sparks J, Anderson S, Rodnitzky R, Dawson J.  Impaired Curve Negotiation in Drivers with Parkinson's Disease..  Turk noroloji dergisi = Turkish journal of neurology.  2009 January. 15(1):18-Oct.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Rizzo M.  Driving and neurodegenerative diseases..  Current neurology and neuroscience reports.  2008 September. 8(5):377-83.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Rizzo M, Anderson S, Sparks J, Rodnitzky R, Dawson J.  Impaired navigation in drivers with Parkinson's disease.  Brain : a journal of neurology.  2007 September. 130(Pt 9):2433-40.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Follett K.  Deep brain stimulation in movement disorders.  Seminars in neurology.  2007 April. 27(2):170-82.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Rizzo M, Anderson S, Shi Q, Dawson J.  Unsafe rear-end collision avoidance in Alzheimer's disease.  Journal of the neurological sciences.  2006 December. 251(2-Jan):35-43.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Rizzo M, Anderson S, Sparks J, Rodnitzky R, Dawson J.  Driving with distraction in Parkinson disease.  Neurology.  2006 November. 67(10):1774-80.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Rizzo M, Anderson S, Sparks J, Rodnitzky R, Dawson J.  Impaired visual search in drivers with Parkinson's disease..  Annals of neurology.  2006 October. 60(4):407-13.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Struck L, Rodnitzky R, Zimmerman B, Dobson J, Evans W.  Predictors of weight loss in Parkinson's disease.  Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society.  2006 July. 21(7):930-6.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Rizzo M, Anderson S, Qian S, Rodnitzky R, Dawson J.  Visual dysfunction in Parkinson disease without dementia.  Neurology.  2005 December. 65(12):1907-13.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Rizzo M, Anderson S, Shi Q, Dawson J.  Driver landmark and traffic sign identification in early Alzheimer's disease.  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry.  2005 June. 76(6):764-8.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Rizzo M, Anderson S, Shi Q, Dawson J.  Driver route-following and safety errors in early Alzheimer disease.  Neurology.  2004 September. 63(5):832-7.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Skinner R, Rodnitzky R, Garcia-Rill E.  The midlatency auditory evoked potential P50 is abnormal in Huntington's disease.  Journal of the neurological sciences.  2003 August. 212(2-Jan):5-Jan.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Lambert C, Harik S, Rodnitzky R, Evans W.  Albuterol improves response to levodopa and increases skeletal muscle mass in patients with fluctuating Parkinson disease.  Clinical neuropharmacology.  2003 July. 26(4):207-12.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Rodnitzky R.  Childhood dystonia.  Seminars in pediatric neurology.  2003 March. 10(1):52-61.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Rodnitzky R.  Juvenile parkinsonism.  Seminars in pediatric neurology.  2003 March. 10(1):62-7.
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Uc E, Dienel G, Cruz N, Harik S.  Beta-Adrenergics enhance brain extraction of levodopa.  Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society.  2002 January. 17(1):54-9.
[PubMed]

Uc E, Wenger D, Jankovic J.  Niemann-Pick disease type C: two cases and an update.  Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society.  2000 November. 15(6):1199-203.
[PubMed]

Zaheer A, Zhong W, Uc E, Moser D, Lim R.  Expression of mRNAs of multiple growth factors and receptors by astrocytes and glioma cells: detection with reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction.  Cellular and molecular neurobiology.  1995 April. 15(2):221-37.
[PubMed]

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