Christopher M. Tolleson, MD

Movement Disorders Neurologist, Neurologist

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Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Neurology | Movement Disorder Neurologist | Director of the Cole Center for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders | Director of the University of Tennessee Medical Center's Huntington's Center of Excellence (Partner Site to Vanderbilt's Level 1 HDSA Center of Excellence)

Christopher Tolleson

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Christopher Tolleson, MD, MPH is a movement disorder specialist at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and the Medical Director of The Cole Clinic as well as the Huntington’s disease clinic. He completed medical school training at the Medical College of Georgia and completed a neurology residency at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2010. He completed a fellowship in movement disorders at Vanderbilt University in 2010-2011, and served on faculty for six years before coming to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Since arriving, Dr. Tolleson has been working to expand the Movement Disorder program Dr. Michelle Brewer helped to develop. He has been involved with Parkinson’s disease research throughout his career and has numerous peer reviewed articles. His passion is exploring Parkinson’s Disease therapies which may slow down or even cure Parkinson’s as well as continuous surgical therapies in later stages of Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Tolleson has lived in Knoxville since 2017 and enjoys engaging in the many outdoor activities around the city. He spends most of his time outside of medicine with his children (Nora, Caleb, and Gabriel) and his wife Leigh.

Clinical Focus:
Movement Disorders


Education & Credentials


Masters of Public Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia


Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia


Neurology, University of North Carolina Medical Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Movement Disorder, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry

Where I See Patients

The Cole Center for Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders

1975 Town Center Blvd.Knoxville, TN 37922

Phone: 865-909-4030

Fax: 865-909-4035

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