Amy Colcher, MD

Departments

Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Director, Movement Disorders Center

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Professor of Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Gender

Female

Professional Type

Cooper University Physician

NPI

1174554901

About Me

Amy Colcher, MD, Director, Movement Disorders Center, joins the Cooper University Health Care Department of Neurology from the University of Pennsylvania Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, where she held the position of clinical associate professor of Neurology.

 

With the support of the Department of Neurology and the Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Colcher joins a multidisciplinary team to establish the Cooper Movement Disorders Center. Dr. Colcher specializes in the treatment of Huntingtons disease, Parkinsons disease, other parkinsonian syndromes including progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, ataxia, dystonia, essential tremor and other movement disorders.

 

Dr. Colcher has held many clinical and academic appointments in the past, including positions as a neurologist at Valley Forge Medical Center, Graduate Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital. At the University of Pennsylvania, she was Director, Experimental Therapeutics Division, Parkinsons Disease and Movement Disorders Center. She taught at Arcadia University School of Physical Therapy and Temple University School of Medicine.

 

Dr. Colcher completed a movement disorders fellowship at Graduate Hospital, a neurology residency at Georgetown University Hospital and an internship at Lankenau Hospital. She received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. She sits on the Medical and Science Advisory Board of the Huntingtons Disease Society of America, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. Dr. Colcher is a member of the Movement Disorders Society and the American Academy of Neurology. She is a highly sought-after lecturer, and has been published numerous times. She is involved in clinical research on Parkinsons disease, Huntingtons disease and other movement disorders.

 

 

 

Office Locations

Newtown Square - 3740 West Chester Pike

3740 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073

610.356.9410

Cherry Hill - Cherry Hill (Rt 70 East) 1935 Route 70 East

1935 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

856.546.8525

Sheridan Pavilion - Three Cooper Plaza

Three Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ 08103

856.968.8695

Cooper Specialty Care at Newtown Square

3740 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Phone: 610.356.9410
Fax: 610.356.3656

Cherry Hill - Cherry Hill (Rt 70 East) 1935 Route 70 East

1935 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Phone: 856.546.8525
Fax: 856.546.8527

Cooper Multi-Specialty Center at Camden Campus

Three Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ 08103
Phone: 856.968.8695
Fax: 856.968.8206

Education & Training

Medical SchoolJefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
InternshipInternal Medicine - Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
ResidencyNeurology - Georgetown University, Washington, DC
FellowshipMovement Disorders - Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Special Interests

Huntingtons disease, Parkinsons disease, other parkinsonian syndromes including progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, ataxia, dystonia, essential tremor and other movement disorders

Memberships

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Movement Disorders Society
  • American Academy of Neurology

Awards and Honors

  • Huntingtons Disease Society of America Woman of Distinction Award - 2002

Publications

Clinical research consortium: Parkinsons Study Group, Huntingtons Study Group, N American Multiple System Atrophy Study Group

Morley JF, Xie SX, Hurtig HI, Stern MB, Colcher A, Horn S, Dahodwala N, Duda JE, Weintraub D, Chen-Plotkin AS, Van Deerlin V, Falcone D, Siderowf A. Genetic influences on cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2012 Feb 16. doi: 10.1002/mds.24946. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22344634.