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Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD)


Rodger J. Elble, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
tor, Neurology Residency Program

Appointments: 217-545-8417
Administrative Offices: 217-545-5175


Specializations:    Movement Disorders, Gait Disturbances, Tremor, Parkinson Disease, Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders

Research Interests

  • Essential tremor
  • Parkinson disease


Co-operative engineering program
Purdue University and the McDonnell-Douglas Corp.
B.S.A.E.,  Purdue University
W. Lafayette, Indiana
B.S. Aeronautical Engineering
Ph.D,  Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
Ph.D. Physiology (minor in biochemistry)
Thesis: Contribution of Motor Unit Statistics to Physiological Tremor
M.D, Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Postgraduate Education:

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN Internship, Internal Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Hospital Complex, St. Louis, MO
Neurology residency and postdoctoral neuroscience training with W. T. Thach, MD.  Topic: Role of cerebellum and stretch reflex in action tremor
Biomechanics of Human Movement. 
Special summer course at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Laboratory of Prof. Robert W. Mann


Dr. Elble is board certified from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 1982.  He is presently Professor of Neurology at SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL.  Dr. Elble is an internationally recognized expert in movement disorders.  He has published extensively and serves on various advisory boards, grant review committees, and editorial boards for professional journals.  Dr. Elble sees patients in neurology and movement disorders clinics, teaches, conducts research, and lectures on movement disorders.

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