Dr. Brent Bluett received his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He graduated medical school at Touro University with national osteopathic medicine honors as a member of Sigma Signa Phi. He completed neurology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern at Austin, during which he was resident chair of the Texas Neurological Society. Afterwards, he went on to obtain a fellowship in Movement Disorders at the University of California San Diego directed by Dr. Irene Litvan, a world renowned expert in atypical parkinsonism. Prior to joining the Stanford movement disorders program, Dr. Bluett worked at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
Dr. Bluett’s clinical expertise is in all movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, normal pressure hydrocephalus, ataxia, and atypical parkinsonism (progressive supranuclear Palsy, dementia with lewy bodies, corticobasal degeneration, and multiple system atrophy). He is trained and skilled in the administration of botulinum toxin injections and deep brain stimulation programming.
Dr. Bluett is a member of the Parkinson Study Group, Huntington Study Group, National Ataxia Foundation, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, and he recently helped create and develop the CurePSP Centers of Care – a national initiative dedicated to increasing access to care and advancing research initiatives for progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal degeneration.
Dr. Bluett’s research focuses on falls prevention in movement disorders. He received NIH grant funding to explore freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease, in order to better understand the underlying pathophysiology. He is expanding this research at Stanford University by using virtual reality to explore treatments for this disabling phenomenon.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, Stanford School of Medicine (2018 - Present)
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Medical Steering Committee, CurePSP Centers of Care (2018 - Present)
Member, American Academy of Neurology (2011 - Present)
Member, Huntington Disease Society of America (2018 - Present)
Investigator, Huntington Study Group (2017 - Present)
Member, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (2016 - Present)
Member, National Ataxia Foundation (2016 - Present)
Investigator, Parkinson Study Group (2017 - Present)
Community and International Work
Ecuador Neurology Project, Guayaquil
American Academy of Neurology
Ecuador medical students, residents, and physicians
Opportunities for Student Involvement