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Alonso Zea Vera

Alonso Zea Vera

Assistant Professor, Director Movement Disorders, George Washington University
Dr. Alonso Zea Vera is a Pediatric Movement Disorders specialist and Co-Director of the Movement Disorders Program at Children's National Hospital in Washington DC. He received his medical degree from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru and completed a Child Neurology residency and a Pediatric Movement Disorders fellowship in Cincinnati Children's Hospital. His area of expertise is the management of complex movement disorders in children. He is part of a combined Movement Disorders-Neurogenetics clinic at Children's National Hospital. His research interest includes clinical and neurophysiologic studies of movement disorders. He is interested in using Deep Brain Stimulation, Lesioning techniques, and neurophysiologic markers in the management of complex movement disorders including Dystonia, Chorea, and Tic disorders. He was awarded the 2020 Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Tourette syndrome by the Tourette Association of America, American Brain Foundation, and American Academy of Neurology to study cortical neurophysiology during motor inhibition tasks in Tourette syndrome. Outside medicine he enjoys bike riding, playing with his dogs, and cooking.