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Claire Henchcliffe, MD


Neurology, Movement Disorders

Clinical Interests

Parkinson's disease, Movement Disorders, Cognitive dysfunction in movement disorders

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  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • English
Medical School
Columbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsMedicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical CenterMedicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical CenterNeurology
Columbia University Medical CenterMovement Disorders
Professional Positions
  • Professor and Chair — Department of Neurology, UCI School of Medicine 
  • Fellow — American Neurological Association
  • Fellow — American Academy of Neurology
Awards and Recognition
  • Gibbs Prize in Biochemistry, University of Oxford — 1985
  • Dee Scholarship for Academic Achievement, University of Oxford — 1985–1988
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society — 1997
  • Helen M. Sciarra Prize in Neurology — 1997
  • Daisy and Paul Soros Clinical Scholar in Neurology — 2006–2012
  • International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP) Top Neurologist in New York, NY/Leading Physicians of the World — 2011 – 2018
  • The Best Doctors in America® — 2013 – 2015
More Information

Dr. Claire Henchcliffe is a board-certified UCI Health neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders. She has more than 15 years of experience in treating patients with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders.

Henchcliffe earned her medical degree at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City. She completed an internal medicine internship and neurology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, followed by a movement disorders fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. She previously earn a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom.

Her research is focused on developing new treatments for Parkinson’s disease, including small-molecule, gene and cell-based therapies. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on Parkinson’s disease, most recently on topics including stem-cell therapies and biomarker development.

Henchcliffe sees patients at UCI Health Neurology Services and UCI Health ALS & Neuromuscular Center in Orange and Gottschalk Medical Plaza in Irvine.

Gottschalk Medical Plaza
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949-824-8600
UCI Health ALS and Neuromuscular Center
200 S. Manchester Ave., Suite 110
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-2332
Fax: 714-456-5997
UCI Health Neurology Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 1
Building 30
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7720
Fax: 855-209-8413