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PAA Recognizes Dr. Amy Amara for Board Service


Amy Amara, MD has served on the Parkinson Association of Alabama's Board of Directors and Mission Committee since 2017. On Thursday, September 15th, PAA President, Brian Corbett presented Dr. Amara with a certificate of recognition for her outstanding and dedicated service, not only to the PAA, but to the many patients she has given such wonderful care to throughout the State of Alabama.


Amy Amara, MD, PhD, is a physician scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Neurology. She has a fellowship training in both Movement Disorders and Sleep Medicine, with a particular interest in sleep dysfunction and other non-motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's.


Dr. Amara recently accepted a position as Section Head of Movement Disorders at the University of Colorado. "I have truly valued the experience of serving on the Board for the PAA and appreciate the opportunity. The PAA is an amazing organization and so important for our community," said Amara. "I've enjoyed working with all of you and am excited to see the ways the PAA will continue to help those with PD."


"We would like to congratulate Dr. Amara on this very well-deserved promotion and wish her and her family well as they relocate to the state of Colorado," said PAA President, Brian Corbett. "We will certainly miss her support and service at the PAA while employed at UAB, but we are grateful for everything she has brought to those impacted by Parkinson's in Alabama."


David G. Standaert, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Neurology Heersink School of Medicine at UAB will serve in Dr. Amara's open board position in the interim.


"On behalf of the PAA Board and staff, I want to express our sincere gratitude for Dr. Amara's service. Board service is a demanding volunteer role, especially for a physician in such great demand. Dr. Amara executed her board duties with dedication, grace, and commitment. We are grateful for her active leadership, and we will miss working with her," said Executive Director and CEO, Bibby Bailey.


Dr. Amara's last day at UAB will be October 3rd. The University of Alabama at Birmingham will be reaching out directly to Dr. Amara's patients for a continued commitment to excellent care with a recommended referral to one of UAB's exemplary Movement Disorder Specialists and Neurologists from the Department of Neurology.