Matthew Arnold, M.D., Neurologist; Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

Research advances for new approaches to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders

Research Overview


  • Board certified in neurology, Dr. Matthew Arnold treats patients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders including essential tremor and dystonia.
  • He is a Principal Investigator for multicenter trials investigating the safety and efficacy of new therapies for Parkinson’s disease and dystonia.
  • Dr. Arnold presents nationally on advances in the management and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, and the characteristics and pathophysiology of essential tremor.
  • At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center [hyperlink], Dr. Arnold collaborates with other healthcare experts focused on advancing the diagnosis and treatment of patients with movement disorders.

Read more about research among the Sutter Neurosciences Research Consortium.

Find additional information on neuroscience research and clinical trials at the Jordan Research and Education Institute at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.



Dr. Arnold received his M.D. from the University of California, Davis. He completed residency training in neurology at the University of California at Los Angeles, followed by a fellowship in movement disorders at the Veteran's Administrative Southwest PADRECC/UCLA, Department of Movement Disorders. He completed specialty training in the surgical treatment of Parkinson’s disease and dystonia, as well as the use of botulinum toxin to treat spasticity and dystonia.


Publication Search


Mu L, Chen J, Li J, Arnold M, Sobotka S, Nyirenda T, Fowkes M, Christopherson M, Sanders I, Sensory Innervation of the Human Soft Palate. Anat Rec (Hoboken)

Boughton OR, Ma S, Zhao S, Arnold M, Lewis A, Hansen U, Cobb JP, Giuliani F, Abel RL, Measuring bone stiffness using spherical indentation. PLoS One

Gali MA, Gentle AR, Arnold MD, Smith GB, Extending the applicability of the four-flux radiative transfer method. Appl Opt

Arnold MG, Adhikari P, Kang B, Xu 徐昊 H, Munc18a clusters SNARE-bearing liposomes prior to trans-SNARE zippering. Biochem J

STARSurg Collaborative. Electronic address:, STARSurg Collaborative., Students' participation in collaborative research should be recognised. Int J Surg

Clarke R, Du H, Kurmi O, Parish S, Yang M, Arnold M, Guo Y, Bian Z, Wang L, Chen Y, Meijer R, Sansome S, McDonnell J, Collins R, Li L, Chen Z, China Kadoorie Biobank Collaborative Group., Burden of carotid artery atherosclerosis in Chinese adults: Implications for future risk of cardiovascular diseases. Eur J Prev Cardiol

Primary Research Interests
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Dementia
  • EEG mapping
  • Epilepsy/seizure disorders
  • Movement disorders
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Spasticity treatment