Amy Colcher, MD
Amy Colcher, MD, Director, Movement Disorders Center, joined 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.
Education & Training
|Medical School||Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA|
|Internship||Internal Medicine - Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA|
|Residency||Neurology - Georgetown University, Washington, DC|
|Fellowship||Movement Disorders - Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA|
Huntingtons disease, Parkinsons disease, other parkinsonian syndromes including progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, ataxia, dystonia, essential tremor and other movement disorders
- 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
- Best Doctors in America - 2014
- South Jersey Magazine
"Best Doctors 2015"
"Best Doctors 2016"
"Best Doctors 2017"
"Best Doctors 2019"
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.