Huntington’s Disease Care, Education, and Research Center

brain imaging

A Huntington Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence

The Huntington’s Disease Care, Education, and Research Center uses a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of patients and their families. Consistent with Georgetown University Medical Center’s devotion to cura personalis, or cure of the whole person, the HDCERC aims towards cura familia, or cure of the whole family. Our services and support encompass family members and caregivers.

Make a Gift

Give a gift online in support of the Georgetown University Huntington Care, Education, and Research Center.

logo for Huntington Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence

You and your family will benefit from our:

  • Team approach. Our program includes experts across the entire spectrum of care, from neuropsychologists and genetic counselors to therapists and social workers. All of these specialists are available in our clinic and regularly consult on patient cases.
  • Comprehensive treatments. Our specialists develop personalized treatment plans to manage every aspect of the disease: movement disorders, mood disorders and cognitive disorders. 
  • Family focus. We realize that no family can manage Huntington’s disease on its own without real social support. We are one of the only clinics that has a full-time dedicated social worker.
  • Commitment to research. Our Center is part of the Huntington Study Group, a collaboration of medical experts conducting research and clinical trials in the hopes of finding better treatments and ways to slow or stop the disease.
  • Community locations. We believe it’s important to provide care at locations convenient and easily accessible to our patients. We also have offices at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, MD, and MedStar Health in McLean, VA.

For more information, including videos from clinicians, visit Huntington’s Disease Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Karen E. Anderson, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, HDCERC Director

Contact Line: 202-687-4870


September 2023 Newsletter


New Social Worker – HD-CERC is pleased to welcome, Emily Weaver MSW, LICSW, to the team as our new Social Worker.

Emily Weaver is a licensed independent clinical social worker in Washington, DC. She obtained her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh and has worked in acute hospitals, alternative to incarceration programs, and school social work settings. Emily is passionate about being an advocate for patients and assisting patients and their families in navigating the healthcare system. Outside of work, Emily enjoys traveling, reading, being outdoors, and spending time with her loved ones (including her cat, Avocado).

HD-CERC is now on Social Media! You can find us on Instagram: @georgetown_hd_cerc ( (new window)).

NEW Support Group Day – HD-CERC will now host their monthly Virtual Educational Support Group on the FOURTH Monday of the Month.

SAVE THE DATE – HD-CERC Education Day Saturday, September 30th 10 AM- 2 PM. Come join the HD-CERC Team at their Education Day. The day will be filled with free educational presentations, food, and fun!

HD-CERC Events