Neurologist Movement Disorders Specialist
Dr. Aldred is a board-certified neurologist who is fellowship trained in movement disorders. He was raised in Clarksville, TN and attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he studied Classics and Biochemistry and was selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He attended the University of Tennessee, Memphis for medical school. Based on his strong interest in neurodegenerative disorders including movement disorders chose Oregon Health & Science University for internship and residency in neurology where he was selected as Chief Resident of Neurology during his final year of residency.
He was asked to stay on for a two-year fellowship in Parkinson’s disease & Movement Disorders and during that time also completed the Human Investigators Program, a formal program in clinical research at OHSU. During fellowship Dr. Aldred was mentored by Dr. Jay Nutt, a pioneer in levodopa pharmacology, and worked under his guidance to design and carry out a small randomized clinical trial on Parkinson disease medication chemistry testing. They focused on different doses of carbidopa and its effect on Parkinson’s symptoms.
Dr. Aldred joined Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI and started the movement disorders program after finishing fellowship. Based on his desire to return to the northwest and develop an independent medical practice he moved to Spokane, WA in 2014. Though the Inland Northwest is an underserved area for neurology. Dr. Aldred has enjoyed getting to know his patients and their families, as well as serving as a resource for neurologists and other colleagues in the region who request assistance taking care of patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.