Dr. Lichter, received his medical degree from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1977 and was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1984. He completed a neurology residency and fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Rochester (NY), before joining the faculty of the Department of Neurology, SUNY at Buffalo, in 1989. He is currently Clinical Professor of Neurology at UB, with part-time teaching, patient care and research responsibilities focused at the Western NY VA Medical Center, where he directs the VA Movement Disorders clinic.
Dr. Lichter’s clinical and research interests are in the field of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease in adults, and tic disorders, including Tourette’s syndrome (TS), in children. He instituted the first dedicated Western NY TS clinic at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in 1989, and chaired a session on TS at the International Congress of Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders in Rome, in 2004. His original clinical research has been presented frequently at both national and international meetings. His interests include not only disorders of voluntary movement but also the associated cognitive, behavioral and psychiatric dysfunction commonly accompanying such disorders. He has lectured and published extensively in these areas, including co-editing a textbook on “Frontal-Subcortical Circuits in Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders” (Guilford Press, 2001). He is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Movement Disorders Society, the Tourette Syndrome Association, the American Neuropsychiatric Association, and the International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP).
Dr Lichter has received a number of awards and honors for his work, including a New York State Assembly Citation in 1995 for efforts on behalf of those with Tourette’s syndrome and peer recognition, resulting in his inclusion in “The Best Doctors in America” continuously since 1996. Through membership in IAHCP, he is recognized as a “Worldwide Leader in Healthcare”. Dr. Lichter was also listed in Castle Connolly’s, America’s Top Doctors for five years in a row.
David G. Lichter, MB ChB, FRACP