White House Author
Dr. Caroline Tanner
Professor, University of California - San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Dr. Caroline Tanner is the Director of the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC) at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The PADRECC is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, education and research for veterans with Parkinson’s disease. She is also Professor of Neurology at the University of California – San Francisco. For more than 25 years, her research and clinical practice have been directed toward understanding the causes of Parkinson’s disease and to developing better treatments. Her work includes facilitating collaborative research locally and internationally, and using technology to improve patient access to research and clinical care. Dr. Tanner is committed to multidisciplinary research, involving basic, clinical and epidemiologic scientists as well as people with Parkinson’s disease. She has mentored numerous pre- and post-doctoral students, many of whom are now faculty members in medical schools throughout the world.