Dr. Rajeev Kumar, MD
Dr. Rajeev Kumar is one of the world’s foremost experts on movement disorders, with unparalleled experience and expertise treating and researching Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Dystonia, and many other debilitating movement disorders. Trained at the renowned Mayo Clinic, Dr. Kumar has over two decades of experience working in the fields of Neurology and Movement Disorders, and as Medical Director of Rocky Mountain Movement Disorders Center and director of the Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence both here and at the former Colorado Neurological Institute, he has solidified his status as one of the most trusted and respected professionals in the field.
Dr. Kumar has been dedicated to the care of patients with movement disorders in Colorado since 1998. He has been designated a Dystonia Doctor of Excellence by the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. Dr. Kumar and his team serve individuals with movement disorders from early adulthood through advanced age. Our center is dedicated to helping patients with serious neurologic conditions achieve their life goals.
FEATURED TEAM MEMBERS
Rajeev Kumar, MD
Dr. Kumar founded Rocky Mountain Movement Disorders Center in 2007 and has been practicing in Colorado and Texas since 1998. He received his MD from the University of Saskatchewan, trained in neurology at the Mayo Clinic, and received fellowship training with Dr. Anthony Lang at the University of Toronto. Dr. Kumar has extensive experience treating Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, and many other movement disorders, and he is a widely published author of these conditions. Dr. Kumar is an expert in movement disorders clinical research and has served as the principal investigator on more than 100 clinical trials. He feels fortunate to be able to help others while having fun in his work each day. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Kumar likes to ski and read.
Victoria Segro, MSN, ANP-C (Nurse Practitioner)
Ms. Segro is a certified adult practitioner after receiving her master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado. She has worked in movement disorders neurology since 2000. Vicki is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. She is one of the few nurse practitioners nationally certified as a clinical research investigator with the Parkinson Study Group and Huntington Study Group. Vicki has lived in Colorado since graduating from college, and she loves to spend time with her family and participate in the arts.
Jennifer Farren, MMSc, PA-C (Physician Associate)
Jen studied neurology at UC Berkeley during her undergrad years and completed her physician associate training at Yale University. She subsequently joined the team at RMMDC and enjoys working with individuals with all types of movement disorders. Jen feels privileged to contribute to exciting new research targeting therapies to improve the lives of her patients. Outside of the clinic, Jen enjoys reading, trying new recipes, and hiking with her family and dog, Sammie.
Josette Pressler, LPN
Josette has over 45 years’ experience in nursing with 20 years in physical rehabilitation and the past 22 years working in movement disorders with Dr. Rajeev Kumar. Her expertise is with movement disorder exams, rating scales, clinical trials, and patient contact/communication. Josette educates patients, families, and community organizations regarding Parkinson’s disease. She enjoys many Colorado outdoor activities.
Ayla Labbree, BSN, RN
Ayla is a Colorado native and was a medical/surgical nurse for over 4 years, two of which were spent as a travel nurse around the country. Her role at RMMDC as an RN includes administering infusions for various research studies as well as seeing patients in clinic and DBS programming. Outside of work, Ayla enjoys spending time with her husband and family, hiking, traveling, and cooking.
Melissa Overbaugh, Accounting & Business Manager
Melissa has over 26 years of experience in accounting services, payroll services, tax preparation, budgeting, and small business management and administration. Personal interests include almost anything outdoors with an expressive love for hiking and spending time with her four children, family, and friends.
Mona Shriver, Clinic Operations & Billing Manager
A Denver native, Mona is a former elementary school teacher and middle and high school coach who has worked in medical practices in one capacity or another for over 30 years. She acts as the practice manager and billing manager at RMMDC. When not spending time with her husband and 3 daughters, Mona is an avid reader and likes to walk/hike and work with a variety of crafts.
Clinical Research Team with CenExel RMCR
Despite Parkinson’s, Greg Climbed One of the Highest Mountains in the US
At the age of 59, with a 27-year history of Parkinson’s disease under his belt, Greg made it to the top; “Dr. Kumar has been so supportive of me reaching this dream that he even said he would climb it with me,” Hatstat explains. Mt. Harvard, near Buena Vista, is a very difficult climb. It’s the third-highest peak in Colorado and the fourth-highest in the contiguous United States, rising 4,400 feet in 6.5 miles to a summit of 14,433 feet.”