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Laura J. Buyan Dent, MD, PhD Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

With her colleagues in the Movement Disorders Program, Dr. Buyan Dent's main focus is the care of patients with Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, multiple systems atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy and other movement disorders. With state-of-the-art pharmaceutical treatments, botulinum toxin injections and surgical management options, Dr. Buyan Dent helps individual patients with a unique program that suits their particular conditions.

Specialties

Neurology

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Neurology
Fellowship Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, 1998

Awards/Honors

UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award 2013


Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Procedures

Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Research

Dr. Buyan Dent's previous research examined the rehabilitation of patients with atypical parkinsonian disorders. She hopes to implement clinical research trials to expand treatment options and knowledge in both Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease.


PubMed Articles
Gallagher CL Bell B Palotti M Oh J Christian BT Okonkwo O Sojkova J Buyan-Dent L Nickles RJ Harding SJ Stone CK Johnson SC Holden JE . Anterior cingulate dopamine turnover and behavior change in Parkinson's disease. Brain Imaging Behav. 2014 Dec 16;
[PubMed ID: 25511521]
Sillay KA Rusy D Buyan-Dent L Ninman NL Vigen KK . Wide-bore 1.5T MRI-guided deep brain stimulation surgery: initial experience and technique comparison. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Dec;127:79-85
[PubMed ID: 25459248]
Li CT Palotti M Holden JE Oh J Okonkwo O Christian BT Bendlin BB Buyan-Dent L Harding SJ Stone CK DeJesus OT Nickles RJ Gallagher CL . A dual-tracer study of extrastriatal 6-[18F]fluoro-m-tyrosine and 6-[18F]-fluoro-L-dopa uptake in Parkinson's disease. Synapse. 2014 Aug;68(8):325-31
[PubMed ID: 24710997]
Gallagher C Bell B Bendlin B Palotti M Okonkwo O Sodhi A Wong R Buyan-Dent L Johnson S Willette A Harding S Ninman N Kastman E Alexander A . White matter microstructural integrity and executive function in Parkinson's disease. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2013 Mar;19(3):349-54
[PubMed ID: 23321049]
Gallagher CL Christian BT Holden JE Dejesus OT Nickles RJ Buyan-Dent L Bendlin BB Harding SJ Stone CK Mueller B Johnson SC . A within-subject comparison of 6-[18F]fluoro-m-tyrosine and 6-[18F]fluoro-L-dopa in Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2011 Sep;26(11):2032-8
[PubMed ID: 21638324]