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Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology

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Huntington's disease 


Feature Stories:
Huntington Disease Clinic Director, Vicki Wheelock 




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Vicki Wheelock, M.D.

Vicki L. Wheelock, M.D.

Clinical Professor
Specialty: Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Program
Director, Huntington’s Disease Clinic
Site Investigator, Huntington Study Group
Co-director, Northern California Kaiser Pallidotomy Program

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-3588

Clinical & Research Interests

Vicki Wheelock is a neurologist with special interests in pallidotomy, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. She directs the Huntington’s Disease Clinic and is site investigator for the Huntington’s Study Group. She also is co-director of the Northern California Kaiser Pallidotomy Program and serves on the advisory board of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, Northern California chapter.


University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
M.D. 1983


University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.S. 1979


William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, Michigan
Internal Medicine


University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1990
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1984

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Huntington Study Group
Huntington’s Disease Society of America
International Tremor Foundation
Movement Disorder Society


Select Recent Publications

Higginson CI, Wheelock VL, Carroll KE, Pappas CTE and Sigvardt KA. Recognition memory in Parkinson’s disease with and without dementia: evidence inconsistent with the retrieval deficit hypothesis. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 2005 May;27(4):516-28.


Hurtado JM, Rubchinksy LL, Sigvardt KA, Wheelock VL and Pappas CT. Temporal evolution of oscillations and synchrony in GPi/muscle pairs in Parkinson's disease. Journal of Neurophysiology Oct 20 2004.


Higginson CI, King DS, Levine D, Wheelock VL, Khamphay N and Sigvardt KA. The relationship between executive function and verbal memory in Parkinson's disease. Brain and Cognition 52:343-352, 2003.


Wheelock VL, Tempkin T, Marder K, Nance M, Myers R, Zhao H, Kayson E, Orme C, Shoulson I and the Huntington Study Group. Predictors of nursing home placement in Huntington disease. Neurology 60:998-1001, 2003.


Apuzzo MJ, Neal JH, Waters CH, Appley AJ, Boyd SD, Couldwell WT, Wheelock VL, Weiner LP. Utilization of unilateral and bilateral sterotactically placed adrenomedullary-stratal autografts in Parkinsonian humans: Rational, Techniques and Observations Neurosurgery 1990;26:746-757