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Bernardo M. Rodrigues, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology
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UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center

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Dr. Bernardo Rodrigues is a neurologist who subspecilaizes in movement disorders. He received his medical degree from the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil, where he also completed his Ph.D. in neurosciences. He worked in Brazil in the field of movement disorders and his Ph.D. thesis was on the study of swallowing in Parkinson’s disease. After he moved to the U.S., he completed neurology residency at UConn Health and proceeded to fellowship training in movement disorders at the University of Michigan. He sees all patients with involuntary movements and offers injection of botulinum toxin and programming of deep brain stimulation.

M.D.Universidade Federal Da BahiaNeurology

Post-Graduate Training
InternshipHospital of Saint RaphaelInternal Medicine
ResidencyUConn School of MedicineNeurology
FellowshipUniversity of Michigan Medical CenterMovement Disorders

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Fellow of the American Academy of NeurologyAmerican Academy of Neurology

Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Wilson’s disease, tremors, tics/Tourette’s syndrome, dystonias, botulinum toxin injections (Botox), deep brain stimulation programming (DBS)

Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)Community ServiceBoard DirectorExternalState2023
American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20202020
International Parkinson and Movement Disorder SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20202020
American Academy of NeurologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20202020

Swallowing in Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Deep brain stimulation for tardive disorders
    Bernardo Rodrigues & Kelvin Chou Medication-induced movement disorders 209


  • Disease knowledge in males and females with Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders
    Selvadurai C, Cournean E, Costello D, Prakash N, Rodrigues B. Journal of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society 2022 Sep;