Peter LeWitt, MD

Peter LeWitt, MD

Peter LeWitt, MD

Narrative Bio

Dr. Peter LeWitt has been a faculty member in the Neurology Department at Wayne State University School of Medicine since 1984 but has not previously practiced at the DMC Central Campus. A graduate of Brown University School of Medicine (and also awarded a M.Med.Sc. in Biochemical Pharmacology), his neurology residency training was at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed fellowship training in experimental therapeutics at the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders.

Dr. LeWitt's neurological subspecialty has been in movement disorders. He has been a founding member of the Parkinson Study Group, an officer of the Movement Disorder Society, and is currently president of the Tremor Research Group. Dr. LeWitt has extensive experience in clinical trials for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders.  His research interests have also included animal models and biomarkers of neurological disease, pharmacokinetic analysis, and gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease.

Position Title

Professor of Neurology
Sastry Foundation Endowed Chair
Director of Movement Disorder Fellowship Program WSU


Office: (313) 577-1245
Fax: (313) 745-4216
Clinic Appointments: (313) 745-4275


Brown University: MD, 1971 - 1975
Brown University: M. Med.Sc. (Biochemical Pharmacology), 1971 - 1975


Resident in Neurology Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 1977 - 1980 (Chief Resident 1979 - 1980)

Resident in Medicine, Philadelphia General Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Division, Philadelphia, PA 1975 - 1976


Research Fellow (Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders), Experimental Therapeutics Branch, National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, 1980-1983


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