Speaker Profile

Daniel Claassen, MD, MS
Vanderbilt, MSA Coalition Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Board Liaison

Speaker Bio

Dr. Daniel Claassen is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University and a neurologist specializing in the care of patients with neurodegenerative disorders, with particular interest in patients with cognitive dysfunction and movement disorders. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his Neurology residency training at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, MN and postdoctoral training at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA. He is a past recipient of the American Academy of Neurology clinical research training grant, and his work is currently funded by the National Institues of Health.

Speaker Events

Research Panel with Live Q&A Clinical Research Updates Daniel Claassen MSA Coalition Collborative Core Program Vik Khurana A Blood Test for Distinguishing between Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple System Atrophy Gal Bitan The presentation describes our recent biomarker study in which we found a method for distinguishing between Parkinson’s disease and MSA using a blood test with close to 90% sensitivity and specificity. The rationale, methodology, and implications of the study are discussed. Live Q&A

2021-10-01 Live Sessions