Jason Aldred, MD, FAAN
Dr. Aldred is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN). He attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he completed the College Scholars program combining coursework in Ancient Greek, Latin, and Biochemistry. He then went on to attend the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine in Memphis. He made his way west where he completed neurology residency at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), serving as neurology chief resident. He then completed an additional two-year clinical research fellowship in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders at the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Educational, and Clinical Center (PADRECC), a collaborative program between the Portland VA and OHSU. Through fellowship training he honed skills in botulinum toxin injection techniques, patient selection for deep brain stimulation (DBS) and post-operative DBS programming, and advanced medication management for movement disorders. Dr. Aldred also completed formal training in clinical research through the Human Investigators Program (HIP) at OHSU focused on design and execution of clinical trials.
Dr. Aldred conducts clinical trials for a variety of neurological disorders through grants and funding sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Initiative (PCORI), as well as other sources. He provides regional and national education for other neurologists and patients living with neurological conditions. Through local collaboration with Premier Clinical Research, he brings cutting edge clinical trials to the region.
Currently Dr. Aldred provides diagnosis and treatment for all neurological conditions. He reads EEGs for Pullman Regional Hospital and local routine and ambulatory EEGs in Spokane. He has a special interest in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. He performs EMG and nerve conduction studies for disorders of the peripheral nervous system, motor control studies for movement disorders, as well as botulinum toxin injections for movement disorders, excessive salivation, migraine, and spasticity. He serves as clinical assistant professor of neurology at the University of Washington in Spokane, teaches neuroscience curriculum to second year medical students, and clinical neurology clerkship for fourth year UW medical students.
Working in collaboration with colleagues at Northwest Neurological and other regional centers, Dr. Aldred improves the quality of life and helps to maintain function for patients living with serious neurological conditions. Dr. Aldred takes patient visits in Spokane and telemedicine visits in Pullman, Othello, Chewelah, Colville, and Newport, WA. In-home telemedicine visits may also be scheduled upon request.
In his free time Dr. Aldred enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife and four children. Dr. Aldred is an Eagle Scout and remains active in scouting.