William Bara-Jimenez, M.D. is a nationally and internationally acknowledged academic neurologist, with many years of clinical and research experience. He was born in Cali, Colombia and graduated from the Universidad del Valle Medical School.
William Bara-Jimenez, M.D. has trained and worked at many prestigious places, including the Colombian Institute of Neurology, Kyoto University, University of Minnesota, Medical University of South Carolina , University of Miami and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NINDS, National Institutes of health (NIH). From 1990 to 1992, William Bara-Jimenez, M.D. specialized in neuromuscular disorders, electromyography and clinical neurophysiology, in Kyoto, Japan, mentored by Dr. Jun Kimura, a founder of the field.
From 1996 through 2007, William Bara-Jimenez, M.D. worked as research fellow and staff clinician at the NINDS/NIH, both in motor control physiology under Dr. Mark Hallett and experimental therapeutics under Dr. Thomas Chase. Dr. Bara-Jimenez conducted pioneering research projects in Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, restless legs and sleep physiology. He also directed movement disorders clinic of the Experimental therapeutics Branch.
Following his NIH tenure, Dr. Bara-Jimenez founded the Bethesda Neuroscience Clinic, in order to make his expertise available to the local community. William Bara-Jimenez, M.D. attends patients in general neurology and specialized clinics including sleep medicine, movement disorders and neuromuscular diseases. Indeed, Dr. Bara-Jimenez is currently the only community neurologist formally specialized in the management of Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders in Montgomery County and immediately surrounding areas. Combining his extensive experience with highly sensitive clinical manners, Dr. Bara-Jimenez offers his patients a state-of-the art and personalized approach to their neurological problems.