Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about Constipation and Parkinson’s in Menlo Park, February 13

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about Constipation and Parkinson’s in Menlo Park, February 13

Veronica Santini, MD, MA, a movement disorder specialist at Stanford, will be talking about constipation and Parkinson’s Disease (PD) at the Menlo Park PD support group meeting on Wednesday, February 13, 2 – 3:30pm, at Little House. The event is free and open to the public.  No RSVP is required.

Dr. Santini will discuss constipation and urination issues in Parkinson’s disease.  Visit our pages on constipation and on incontinence in PD to learn more.  She is an enthusiastic supporter of a holistic approach involving the best options to maintain and improve the patient’s quality of life.  While Dr. Santini’s talk will focus on constipation, she will answer audience questions on other PD-related symptoms and topics.


MEETING DETAILS

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 13, 2pm – 3:30pm 

WHERE:
Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park

This meeting is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.


FINDING LITTLE HOUSE

 Little House is located at 800 Middle Avenue.  This is several blocks west of El Camino Real.  The large Safeway is on the northwest corner of Middle Avenue and El Camino Real in Menlo Park.

Turn into the driveway for Little House.  There is a small green and white sign.  And follow the road around the ball fields to the large, free parking area immediately in front of the entrance.

Upon entering the lobby, proceed to the left and follow the walkway a short distance until you reach the Auditorium (on your left), which is our meeting space.  If asked by the front desk staff, please explain that you are attending the Parkinson’s meeting. We will have a check-in list in the Auditorium to track meeting participants.

 


SPEAKER BACKGROUND

Veronica E. Santini, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Dr. Santini received her Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry at the University of Miami before traveling to Boston to complete a Master’s of Arts and her Medical Doctorate Degree at Boston University, School of Medicine. She continued her training there as a Resident in Neurology, becoming chief resident in her final year, as well as her fellowship in Movement Disorders under Dr. Saint Hilaire.

Dr. Santini is a board-certified neurologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Stanford University specializing in the diagnosis and management of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonism, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, tic disorder, tremor, & ataxia. Dr. Santini also has a special interest in disorders of the autonomic nervous system which is the primary focus of her research. She takes a holistic approach to patient care and hope to integrate conservative and alternative therapies where appropriate. She is also proficient in the use of DBS and Botox.

Dr. Santini is passionate about medical student and resident education and has taken multiple leadership roles in these areas. She was the first fellow to take on the role of Assistant clerkship director for the medical student Neurology clerkship at Boston University, School of Medicine and has continued in this role at Stanford University. She has mentored over 30 medical students, residents, and fellows and has a keen eye for curriculum development and novel student centered initiatives.

Dr. Santini also is enthusiastic about global health and started an initiative to bring multidisciplinary teams of attendings, trainees, nurses, physical therapists, and pharmacists to travel to Haiti and provide much needed neurologic care. She was recently appointed an ambassador to the St. Luke Foundation in Port-au-Prince and hopes to continue working nationally with other neurologists to bring more continuous neurologic care to underserved areas and expand her focus to Africa and South America.