About HDSA Centers of Excellence

The HDSA Centers of Excellence provide an elite team approach to Huntington’s disease care and research. Patients benefit from expert neurologists, psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, counselors and other professionals who have extensive experience working with families affected by HD and who work collaboratively to help families plan the best HD care program throughout the course of the disease. Applications to become an HDSA Center of Excellence are open to all clinics in the United States who share HDSA’s commitment to high-quality, comprehensive care and access to clinical research.


HDSA Center of Excellence Program Application

This year, all prospective and current HDSA Centers of Excellence are required to submit an online Letter of Interest by September 14th, 2020. Full applications and progress reports are due by November 30th, 2020. Visit our new online application portal to learn more and to apply. 

Please review the 2021 HDSA Centers of Excellence Program Description to learn more about the requirements to become an HDSA Center of Excellence and the services provided to HD families. 

If you are ready to begin or continue your application you may click here to go directly to the submission form.

Questions about the HDSA Centers of Excellence Program may be directed to Dr. George Yohrling, Chief Scientific and Mission Officer, at gyohrling@hdsa.org

Find an HDSA Center of Excellence In Your Area

HDSA currently has 50 Centers of Excellence across the United States.

Click on any Center listed below for its full address, contact information and website.

Albany Medical Center (NY)

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (MA)

Cleveland Clinic (OH)

Columbia Health Sciences/NYS Psychiatric Institute (NY)

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (NH)

Duke University (NC)

Emory University (GA)

Georgetown University/Medstar (DC)

Hennepin County Medical Center (MN)

Henry Ford Health System (MI)

Indiana University

Johns Hopkins University (MD)

Massachusetts General Hospital

Nebraska Medicine

Northwestern University (IL)

Ochsner Health System (LA)

Ohio State University

OSF HealthCare (IL)

Rocky Mountain Movement Disorders Center (CO)

Rush University Medical Center (IL)

Sanford Medical Center Fargo

Stanford University (CA)

State University of New York Buffalo

Stony Brook University (NY)

University of Alabama, Birmingham

University of California, Davis Medical Center

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Francisco

University of Colorado

University of Florida

University of Iowa

University of Kansas Medical Center (KS)

University of Louisville (KY)

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine (FL)

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (PA)

University of Rochester (NY)

University of South Carolina School of Medicine

University of South Florida

University of Texas Health Science Center- Houston

University of Utah

University of Vermont, Frederick Binter Center for Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders

University of Virginia

University of Washington (WA)

University of Wisconsin- Madison

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (TN)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Washington University School of Medicine (MO)



HDSA Center of Excellence Partners

Click on any Partner listed below for its full address, contact information and website.

Cole Neuroscience Center, University of Tennessee Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Northern CA

Oregon Health Sciences University

University of Tennessee, Erlanger Health System

University of Mississippi Medical Center

University of South Alabama