Assoc. Prof. Jiri Klempir, MD, PhD
Jiri Klempir is a neurologist and physician nutrition specialist, working at the Movement Disorders Centre in Prague which has over 25 years expertise in Huntington’s Disease. His main interests are focused on neurodegenerative disorders with a special emphasis on movement disorders like Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. The multidisciplinary team at the Movement Disorder Center provides comprehensive neurological, psychiatric, psychological and physiotherapeutic care and as well offers regular ambulatory consultations for HD patients and their relatives including genetic counselling.
Jiri Klempir has an outstanding experience in nutritional management in HD and is closely collaborating with dietitians, speech and swallowing therapists, focusing on early diagnostic of dysphagia, prevention and treatment of malnutrition. He is supervising pregradual and postgradual students in the field of Neurosciences and participates in clinical and basic research. Centre collaborates with Czech Huntington Association, European Huntington Association, European Huntington´s Disease Network and European Reference Network on Rare Neurological Diseases.