Emory’s Jorge Juncos, M.D. Joins PD Gladiators Board

Jorge JuncosATLANTA, Nov. 1, 2014 – PD Gladiators, Inc. has announced that Jorge Juncos, M.D., an associate professor in the Neurology department at Emory University School of Medicine and a practicing movement disorder specialist at The Emory Clinic, has joined its Board of Directors. A graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he served residencies in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. He is the co-author of over 70 scientific publications and has a keen interest in clinical trials relating to the effect of exercise on Parkinson’s disease patients. Dr. Juncos is the Medical Director on the Executive Board of the Georgia Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association.

“Dr. Juncos’s expertise and stature within the medical community will help us convince practicing neurologists to recommend vigorous and varied exercise to their Parkinson’s patients with the same or more enthusiasm as they prescribe the medicines that only mask the symptoms of PD,” said PD Gladiators CEO Larry Kahn. “His active involvement in our campaign to spread the word that there is a very real cost to insufficient physical activity will be invaluable.”

About PD Gladiators
PD Gladiators is a Georgia nonprofit devoted to combating Parkinson’s disease with vigorous exercise. The goal is to give PD patients hope that they can improve their outcomes by providing educational resources and low-cost community exercise programs tailored to the needs of people with PD. We are managed by an all-volunteer executive staff and are sponsored by the National Parkinson Foundation, the American Parkinson’s Disease Association—Georgia Chapter, the Georgia Parkinson’s Association, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, and Ability Rehab. Call 770-450-0792 or visit http://pdgladiators.org.

Larry Kahn, 770-450-0792, pdgladiators@gmail.com

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