Alain Kaelin-Lang obtained his medical degree and a PhD in Neuroscience at the Faculty of Medicine of Berne and specialized in neurology at the University Hospitals of Zurich and Berne. He accomplished a fellowship in movement disorder and neurophysiological research at the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, in Bethesda MD from 1999 to 2001. In 2004, he received the “venia docendi” (PD) at the University of Bern, and an associate professorship in neurology in 2012. He founded the Movement Disorders Center in the Neurology Department of the Insel Hospital in Berne in 2004 and led it until 2013.
Today he is the scientific and medical director of the Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland in Lugano since 2014 and full professor at the biomedical faculty of the University of Southern Switzerland since 2017. He is conducting a research program, at both the clinical and more basic level, oriented towards the understanding of levodopa-induced dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. He is also coordinator of the PhD programm of the faculty and president of the Swiss Movement Disorders Society.