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Daniel D. Truong

Daniel D. Truong


Organization: The Parkinson's & Movement Disorder Medical Group


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Dr. Truong is currently engaged in research in Parkinson's disease, traumatic related dystonia and spasticity.

Dr. Truong has been involved in many dystonia research projects. Many results of these researches have been published in peer-reviewed journals. In the field of Parkinson's disease, Dr. Truong has participated in many clinical research studies involved with the development of many currently available Parkinson's drugs. He is a member of the Parkinson Study Group.

The Parkinson's and Movement Disorder Institute features patient care for neurological disorders as well as conduction of clinical and basic science research with the development of better treatments at its goal.

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Truong on a flight. He is extremely humble and friendly. I shared with him what I did for a living and then he handed me his card. I had no idea until I Googled him what he has truly done for Parkinson's. I have referred many if my clients to his medical group. The following is a bio from his website. Dr. Truong was the founder of the Parkinson's and Movement Disorders program at the University of California, Irvine and left in 1997 to form the Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute. Together with his dystonia patients, Dr. Truong founded the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association, for which he served as chairman of the medical advisory board from 1990 to 1997. He is currently Honor Board member for the organization. He was a Medical Advisor for the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association from 1990 until 1998. He is at present the medical director of the American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center in Orange County and Long Beach.