The HDSA Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado Movement Disorders Center hosts a monthly HD Clinic on the fourth Monday of each month. This clinic is an interdisciplinary clinic which means there are multiple specialists available for your appointment. These appointments last a little longer than usual appointments.
Dr. Lauren Seeberger founded The HSDA Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado in 2016. When Dr. Seeberger left the Univerity of Colorado in the summer of 2021, Dr. Emily Forbes took over as the director of the clinic.
Emily Forbes, DO, MS is a board-certified neurologist with fellowship training in movement disorders. She attended medical school at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. During medical school, she was awarded an American Medicine Scholarship and completed her Master’s Degree in addition to her medical degree. She completed her internship in medicine and residency in neurology at the University of Colorado School Anschutz Medical Campus. She completed her two-year fellowship at The University of Pennsylvania Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center (PADRECC). Her research interests include understanding the genetic basis of neurologic disease which lends wonderfully to her new role as director of The HDSA Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado.
Kaitlin Smith, MS, CGC is a Neurology-trained Genetic Counselor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She attending the Arcadia University/University of Pennsylvania Genetic Counseling program and is a board-certified genetic counselor. She completed a fellowship in Neurology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Ms. Smith sees individuals and families with a variety of neurogenetic conditions, including Huntington’s disease.
Meghan Smith, LCSW has worked in the field since 2008. Her undergraduate work was with the March of Dimes Family Support Program at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Meghan earned her Master’s of Social Work in 2015 from the Metropolitan State University of Denver with a primary focus in Mental Health and an additional emphasis in grief counseling. From 2013-2018, Meghan created and managed a program that focused on serving individuals who have neurodevelopmental disorders like autism, and other developmental and intellectual disabilities to attain and retain employment in the Denver community. For the past 3 years, Meghan has worked in Neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and UCHealth as a social worker serving patients and their families. Meghan is happy to be back with CU Medicine working with patients and families affected by Huntington’s disease.