Dr. Matarazzo started his Medical school in the Second University of Naples (Italy), and after spending 1 year in the “Pierre et Marie Curie” University in Paris (France), he moved to the Complutense University of Madrid, where he obtained his Medical degree in 2009. He completed the neurology residency in the “12 de Octubre” University Hospital in Madrid. During the residency, he started his research activity in Movement Disorders, and focused on Parkinson’s disease during a postgraduate traineeship in the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Center in Vancouver (Canada). After finishing his residency he worked as a consultant neurologist in Madrid and as a researcher in the MIT-based project neuroQWERTY, focused on deciphering typing patterns in people with Parkinson’s disease. He completed his training with a fellowship in Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders in the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, awarded by Parkinson Canada, under the supervision of Prof. A. Jon Stoessl. During the fellowship he has participated to studies focused on neuroimaging in Parkinson, and has received a competitive grant from the Micheal J. Fox Foundation as Principal Investigator to study a genetic form of Parkinson through multitracer PET and technology-based outcomes, which is currently ongoing. He is the founder and co-host of the MDS podcast, the official podcast channel of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

Relevant publications

  1. Matarazzo M, Arroyo-Gallego T, Montero P, Puertas-Martín V, Butterworth I, Mendoza CS, et al. Remote Monitoring of Treatment Response in Parkinson’s Disease: The Habit of Typing on a Computer. Mov Disord. 2019 Jun 18;1–8.
    Klyuzhin IS, Fu JF, Hong A, Sacheli M, Shenkov N, Matarazzo M, et al. Data-driven, voxel-based analysis of brain PET images: Application of PCA and LASSO methods to visualize and quantify patterns of neurodegeneration. PLoS One. 2018;13(11):e0206607
  2. Matarazzo M, Wile D, Mackenzie M, Stoessl AJ. PET Molecular Imaging in Familial Parkinson’s Disease. In: Imaging in Movement Disorders: Imaging in Atypical Parkinsonism and Familial Movement Disorders. 1st ed. Elsevier Inc.; 2018. p. 1–47.
  3. Benito-León J, Louis ED, Manzanedo E, Hernández-Tamames JA, Álvarez-Linera J, Molina-Arjona JA, Matarazzo M, Romero JP, Domínguez-González C, Domingo-Santos A, Sánchez-Ferro A. Resting state functional MRI reveals abnormal network connectivity in orthostatic tremor. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jul;95(29):e4310.
  4. Giancardo L, Sánchez-Ferro Á, Arroyo-Gallego T, Butterworth I, Mendoza CS, Montero P, Matarazzo M, Obeso JA, Gray ML, San José Estépar R. Computer keyboard interaction as an indicator of early Parkinson’s disease. Sci Rep. 2016 Oct 5;6:34468.
  5. Benito-León J, Louis ED, Puertas-Martín V, Romero JP, Matarazzo M, Molina-Arjona JA, et al. Cognitive and neuropsychiatric features of orthostatic tremor: A case-control comparison. J Neurol Sci. 2016 Feb 15;361:137–43.