Ahmad El Kouzi, MD

Movement Disorders Specialist
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    About me

    Ahmad El Kouzi, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Movement Disorders at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He earned a medical degree from Beirut Arab University in Lebanon and completed a residency in Neurology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed fellowship training in Movement Disorders at the University of Florida.

    He is the recipient of the prestigious Smallwood Fellowship Award and a Recognition of Excellence Award by the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at the University of Florida. Dr. El Kouzi's special interest is in Deep Brain Stimulation to treat Movement Disorders including Parkinson's Disease, Essential Tremor and Dystonia. He is the first author on multiple peer reviewed journal papers and scientific abstracts related to Parkinson's Disease and Deep Brain Stimulation. 

    He provides care for patients with movement disorders and other neurological diseases at SIU Medicine in Springfield, Illinois. Dr. El Kouzi currently serves as the Director of the Parkinson's Disease Center at SIU Medicine and is the principal investigator on many clinical trials related to Parkinson's Disease.



    Languages spoken


    Education & training

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
    Director Parkinson's Disease Center
    Board Certifications
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Medical School
    Beirut Arab University
    Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL (Neurology)
    University of Florida


    Clinical locations


    SIU Neuroscience Institute

    751 N. Rutledge St. Springfield, IL 62702 Suite 3100
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

    Hospital privileges

    • HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL
    • Memorial Health, Springfield IL

    Clinical trials


    Phase 2b/3, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Dipraglurant (ADX48621) for the Treatment of Dyskinesia in Patients with Parkinson's Disease Receiving Levodopa-based Therapy With or Without Concomitant Dopaminergic Medications

    Active recruiting

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of the investigational drug, dipraglurant (ADX48621), in subjects with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID).



    Roche: A Phase IIB, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravenous prasinezumab in participants with early Parkinson's disease

    Active recruiting

    PADOVA: The purpose of this study is to find out what effects, good and/or bad, prasinezumab versus placebo has on Parkinson’s disease in people who are taking standard medication to manage the disease symptoms.