Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center

Patient in therapy at the MAPC at Barrow. Parkinson's disease is a slowly progressive, chronic neurological condition that can cause tremor, slowness of movement, stiffness, and gait or balance problems.

The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center (MAPC) and Movement Disorder Clinic at Barrow Neurological Institute is a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, serving as a resource for Parkinson's disease patients and their families. The center's staff is committed to providing excellence in diagnosis, treatment, research, and education for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. 

MAPC at a glance

Established in 1997, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center is located on the campus of Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. The center attracts patients worldwide and is known for top-quality patient care, medical education and translational research. As one of the most comprehensive facilities of its kind, the center features the following:

  • Rehabilitation gym
  • 30 exam rooms
  • Balance and gait lab
  • Tilt room to evaluate and treat orthostatic hypotension patients
  • Clinical research areas
  • Adapted restrooms
  • Exercise and education space
  • Spacious waiting room
  • Three reception areas
  • Two conference rooms

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Remembering The Greatest

Muhammad Ali with Celebrity Fight Night Executive Director Sean Currie.

A slideshow of memories from years of generosity and support.

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Donors Funded Expansion

Muhammad and Lonnie Ali.

Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow continues to grow to meet patient needs.

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Fall Prevention

One million dollar grant from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation allows Barrow to launch a new initiative.

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