CurePSP Center of Care at Stanford

We are proud to announce the CurePSP Center of Care at Stanford University!  The CurePSP Centers of Care network was formed in 2018 to connect people diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), and multiple system atrophy (MSA), and related neurodegenerative diseases. There are 26 centers in the United States and 2 in Canada for Atypical Parkinson's Disease Research. Each Center aims to provide the best possible clinical care to support their disease management and quality of life. Medical centers have been designated a CurePSP Center of Care through eligibility criteria centered around leadership in specialized therapies and treatment options, comprehensive support services, and clinical research dedicated to PSP, CBD, and MSA.

Featured Event

Julie Hicks, MA, CCC-SLP

Monday, June 27th 2022 • 6:00 - 7:00 PM ET

Leila Montaser Kouhsari, MD, PhD

Dr. Leila Montaser Kouhsari is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Stanford University. Before joining Stanford University, Dr. Montaser Kouhsari was a fellow in the movement disorders center at Columbia University and Zuckerman Institute. She completed her post-doctoral training in neuroimaging of cognitive processes at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and her neurology residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She earned her M.D. from Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) and her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from New York University (NYU). In addition to Cure PSP Director, she is a member of the Parkinson's Disease Study group and a board member of Parkinson's foundation California Chapter.

Dr. Montaser Kouhsari's research is focused on understanding the underlying neurocircuitry of cognitive impairment that develops in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) progresses to dementia. In her research, she uses cognitive neuroscience tools, including behavioral psychophysics, computational modeling, and neuroimaging. She believes by understanding the mechanisms underlying cognitive impairment; we can accelerate the discovery of new treatments for dementia, provide an earlier diagnosis in at-risk populations, and inform clinical trials for therapies aimed at slowing the progression of dementia in those with idiopathic PD and Atypical Parkinsonism.

Dr. Montaser Kouhsari will lead the Center with the help of an outstanding team of experts in movement disorders, neurology, neuropathology, psychology, physical therapy, and speech therapy from across Stanford.

Maya Katz, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Shannon Kilgore, MD
Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated)

William Langston, MD
Clinical Professor

William J. Marks, MD
Adjunct Clinical Professor

Rebecca Miller-Kuhlmann, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Travis Morgan, DO
Clinical Instructor

Kristen Steenerson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor (Joint)

Laurice Yang, MD, MHA
Clinical Associate Professor

Nurse Practitioners

Victoria Rose Tanoury, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner


Physical Therapists

Tashina Fuelling, MPT
Physical Therapist II

Jesse Klimek, DPT, NCS
Physical Therapist II

Kristin Morris, PT, DPT, NCS
Physical Therapist III

Ellese Miller, PT, DPT, NCS
Physical Therapist II

Diego Rodriguez, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist II

Emily Spear, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Pamela Triano, PT, NCS
Assistant Manager, Physical Therapist

Occupational Therapists

Alyssa Nolff, MS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist II

Lisa Hanano, MS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist III

Jennifer Williams, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist II


Speech-Language Pathologists

Julie Hicks, MA, CCC-SLP
Senior Speech-Language Pathologist II

Sarah Stranberg, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist III