Ergun Uc, MD


Specialty: Movement Disorders
Professor of Neurology

Contact Information

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



MD, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine

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

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Medical License, Iowa Board of Medicine
Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education/Training Program Affiliations

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.

Selected Publications

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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. 

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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