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Leslie Cloud

Leslie J. Cloud

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Billy Reynolds Jr. Building
6605 W. Broad Street, Suite C
Richmond, Virginia 23230

(804) 662-9185

“I discovered early in my neurology residency that I very much enjoy the clinical care of patients with Parkinson's. The availability of effective symptomatic treatments coupled with the slowly progressive nature of the disease enable PD patients and their physicians to form long-lasting relationships that are both productive and immensely rewarding.”



  • Movement Disorders Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Chief Resident, Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Neurology Residency, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Internship, Emory University School of Medicine
  • M.Sc. in Clinical Research, Emory University
  • M.D., Medical College of Georgia
  • B.A., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Boston University

Professional certifications and licenses

  • Virginia state medical license
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Specializations and research

  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (GI) of Parkinson's Disease
    • Piloted a novel rating scale for the evaluation of GI symptoms in PD from which has been able to:
      • estimate the prevalence of GI symptoms in PD
      • better characterize the spectrum of GI dysfunction in PD
      • document the responses of GI symptoms to common PD therapies and symptomatic GI medications
      • clarify the relationship between PD motor stage and GI symptom expression
  • Physiological evaluations of GI function in PD patients using wireless pH-motility capsules

Professional affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Movement Disorders Society
  • Manuscript reviewer, Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

Recent professional achievements

  • Completion of a three-year fellowship in Movement Disorders at Emory University
  • Completion of a Master of Science in Clinical Research at Emory University, which included a mentored research thesis

Recent publications

  • Cloiud, L.J., Zutshi, D., Factor, S.A. (2014) Tardive dyskinesia: therapeutic options for an increasingly common disorder. Neurotherapeutics 11(1):166-76.
  • Cloud, L.J., Jankovic, J. (2013) Systemic disease and movement disorders. In D.J. Burn (Ed.) Oxford Textbook of Clinical Neurology on Movement Disorders.
  • Cloud, L.J., Rosenblatt, A., Margolis, R.L., Ross, C.A., Pillai, J.A., Corey-Bloom, J., Tully, H.M., Bird, T., Panegyres, P.K., Nichter, C.A., Higgins, D.S., Helmers, S.L., Factor, S.A., Jones, R., Testa, C.M. (2012) Seizures in juvenile Huntington's disease: Frequency and characterization in a multicenter cohort. Movement Disorders Nov 2.
  • Revuelta, G., Cloud, L.J., Aia, P., Factor, S. (2011). Tardive Dyskinesias. In A. Albanese and J. Jankovic (Eds). Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Cloud, L.J. and Greene, J.G. (2011). Gastrointestinal Features of Parkinson's Disease. Current Neurol Neurosci Rep, 11(4): 379-384.
  • Aia, P., Revuelta, G., Cloud, L.J., Factor, S. (2011). Tardive Dyskinesia. Curr Treat Options Neurol, 13(3): 231-241.
  • Cloud, L.J. and Jinnah, H. (2010). Treatment Strategies for Dystonia. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, 11(1): 5-15.

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