Toni Pearson, MD, MBBS

Associate Professor of Neurology
Section Head, Movement Disorders
Washington University School of Medicine

Toni Pearson is a pediatric movement disorders specialist. Originally from Australia, she earned an undergraduate degree in music and her medical degree from the University of Adelaide. She then completed her residency training in pediatrics at the Chidlren’s Hospital of Westmead (The University of Sydney) and Montreal Children’s Hospital (McGill University), before moving to New York to undertake child neurology residency and a clinical movement disorders fellowship at Columbia University. She joined the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine in 2016.

Pearson sees patients with movement disorders, including dystonia, chorea, parkinsonism, myoclonus, tremor, tics, and spasticity. She is the medical director of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Neurology Cerebral Palsy Clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic that is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for children with movement disorders and motor disability. Her clinical research interests focus on the characterization and treatment of rare neurogenetic conditions, including work on an NIH-funded clinical trial investigating gene therapy for AADC deficiency.