UPMC Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has been one of the 43 national HDSA Centers of Excellence (COE) since 2015.  We are a multidisciplinary (“one-stop shopping”) clinic that includes physicians and other experts from Neurology, Psychiatry, Genetic Counseling, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Nutrition. 

Patients in the tri-state area benefit from these experts, each of whom has extensive experience working with families and patients affected by Huntington’s disease (HD).  The UPMC Center provides comprehensive care for HD patients at any stage of illness. We have access to the latest clinical research and experimental therapeutics for HD.

UPMC HDSA COE team:
Valerie Suski, DO, Associate Professor of Neurology, director
Morgan Faeder, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor Psychiatry, co-director
Constance Crain, LCSW, psychology
Carol Steiner, PT, DPT, physical therapy
Patricia Conlon, OT/L, occupational therapy
Marissa Vetica, CCC-SLP, speech therapy
Kirra Mediate, CCC-SLP, speech therapy
Abby Peffer, MS, LCGC, genetic counseling
Tammy Makoul, MSW, LSW, social work
Missy Atkinson, RDN, dietician
Jessica Kappel, PA-C
Charles McCune, LPN
Sherri Mosovsky, MPH, CPH, clinical trials coordinator
Deena Ratner, MPPM, clinical trials coordinator

Huntington Team