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Jaime Hatcher-Martin

Movement Disorders Director

Synapticure’s Movement Disorders team is led by Dr. Jaime Hatcher-Martin, a Movement Disorder Specialist who has cared for people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease for over a decade.

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Jaime Hatcher-Martin


Movement Disorders Director

Synapticure’s Movement Disorders team is led by Dr. Jaime Hatcher-Martin, a Movement Disorder Specialist who has cared for people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease for over a decade.

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Emory University School of Medicine (Neurology)


Emory University School of Medicine (Movement Disorders)


Medical school - Emory University School of Medicine (MD/PhD)

Undergraduate - University of South Florida (BS Biology, minor Gerontology)


2023-current: Huntington Study Group (HSG) Education Committee

2023-current: Huntington Study Group (HSG) Credentialing Committee

2021-current: American Academy of Neurology Medical Economics and Practice (MEP) Telehealth Subcommittee 

2019-current: Huntington Study Group (HSG) Family Day Planning Committee 

2017-current: International Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Society Telemedicine Work Group 

About the doctor


Synapticure’s Parkinson’s care team is led by neurologist Dr. Jaime Hatcher-Martin. For over a decade, Dr. Martin has been caring for people with neurodegenerative diseases, specializing in movement disorders like Parkinson’s. With this insight, she recognized the unique burdens on her Parkinson’s patients. Coupled with the fact that many people living with Parkinson’s have no access to specialists, she became a leading advocate to partner telemedicine with expert neurological care.

Prior to joining Synapticure, Dr. Martin practiced at Emory University where she started her own telemedicine clinic for patients with movement disorders in Georgia in 2016, and later at SOC Telemed (now Access Telecare). She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, served as co-Chair for their Telemedicine Workgroup, where she co-authored their practice guidelines. She also serves on the Telemedicine Study Group for the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and serves on several committees for the Huntington Study Group. Dr. Martin continues to be involved in research related to understanding the toxic exposures that cause or contribute to the meteoric rise in the incidence of Parkinson's Disease.


Hatcher-Martin JM, McKay J, Sommerfeld B, Howell J, Goldstein F, Factor SA. “Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in Parkinson's disease with freezing of gait: an exploratory analysis.” 2021. NPJ Parkinsons Dis. 29(7): 105.

Hatcher-Martin JM and Factor SA. 2016. Freezing of Gait: A Rare Delayed Complication of Whole Brain Radiation. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 29:129-130.

Factor SA, Hatcher-Martin JM, Morse AS, Nocera JR, Revuelta FJ. 2016. Freezing of gait that disappears: Should there be rest before Rehab? Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 28:169-170.

Hatcher-Martin JM, Shaikh AG, Factor SA. 2015. Chapter 22: Stereotypies in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. Jankovic J and Tolosa E (eds). Wolters Kluwer. pp 233-39.

Hatcher-Martin JM, Gearing M, Steenland K, Levey AI, Miller GW, Pennell KD. 2012. Association between polychlorinated biphenyls and Parkinson's disease neuropathology. Neurotoxicology. 33 (5): 1298-1304.

Hatcher JM, Miller GW, Jones DP, Pennell KD. 2008. Chapter 16: Neurotoxicity of manufactured nanoparticles, in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Environmental and Health Impact. Grassian, VH (ed). John Wiley & Sons; 405-428.

Hatcher JM, Pennell KD, Miller GW. 2008. Parkinson’s diseases and pesticides: a toxicological perspective. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 29 (6): 322-329.

Hatcher JM, Richardson JR, Guillot TS, McCormack AL, Di Monte DA, Jones DP, Gearing M, Levey AI, Pennell KD, Miller GW. 2007. Elevated levels of the pesticide dieldrin are associated with Parkinson’s disease. Experimental Neurology. 204 (2): 619-630.

Hatcher JM, Delea KC, Richardson JR, Pennell KD, Miller GW. 2008. Disruption of dopamine transport by DDT and its metabolites. Neurotoxicology. 29 (4): 682-690.

Hatcher-Martin JM, Anderson EA, Busis NA, Bove RM, Cohen BH, Fritz JV, Jones EC, Shook SJ, Wolf RA. AAN Telehealth Position Statement. 2021. Neurology. 98(7): 334-339.

Cubo E, Hassan A, Bloem BR, Mari Z…Hatcher-Martin JM… on behalf of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) Telemedicine Work Group. 2020. Implementation of Telemedicine for Urgent and Ongoing Healthcare for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic: New Expectations for the Future. J Parkinsons Dis. 10(3):911-913.

Hatcher-Martin JM, Adams JL, Anderson ER, Bove R, Burrus TM, Chehrenama M, Dolan O'Brien M, Eliashiv DS, Erten-Lyons D, Giesser BS, Moo LR, Narayanaswami P, Rossi MA, Soni M, Tariq N, Tsao JW, Vargas BB, Vota SA, Wessels SR, Planalp H, Govindarajan R. 2020. Telemedicine in neurology: Telemedicine Work Group of the American Academy of Neurology Update. Neurology. 94(1):30-38.

Ben-Pazi H, Browne P, Chan P, Cubo E, Guttman M, Hassan A, Hatcher-Martin JM, Mari Z, Moukheiber E, Okubadejo NU, Shalash A, and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society Telemedicine Task Force. 2018. The Promise of Telemedicine for Movement Disorders: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Invited article for Movement Disorders. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 18(5):26.

Hu WT, Howell JC, Ozturk T, Gangishetti U, Kollhoff AL, Hatcher-Martin JM, Anderson AM, Tyor WR. 2019. Front Immunol. 10:480.

Hatcher-Martin JM, Armstrong KA, Scorr LM, Factor SA. 2016. Propranolol therapy for Tardive Dyskinesia: A retrospective examination. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 32:124-126.

Arendash GW. King DL. Gordon MN. Morgan D. Hatcher JM. Hope CE. Diamond DM. 2001. Progressive, age-related behavioral impairments in transgenic mice carrying both mutant amyloid precursor protein and presenilin-1 transgenes. Brain Research. 891(1-2):42-53.

Arendash GW. Gordon MN. Diamond DM. Austin LA. Hatcher JM. Jantzen P. DiCarlo G. Wilcock D. Morgan D. 2001. Behavioral assessment of Alzheimer's transgenic mice following long-term A-beta vaccination: task specificity and correlations between A-beta deposition and spatial memory. DNA & Cell Biology. 20(11):737-44.

Gordon MN. King DL. Diamond DM. Jantzen PT. Boyett KV. Hope CE. Hatcher JM, DiCarlo G. Gottschall WP. Morgan D. Arendash GW. 2001. Correlation between cognitive deficits and A beta deposits in transgenic APP+PS1 mice. Neurobiology of Aging. 22(3):377-85.

Morgan D. Diamond DM. Gottschall PE. Ugen KE. Dickey C. Hardy J. Duff K. Jantzen P. DiCarlo G. Wilcock D. Connor K. Hatcher J. Hope C. Gordon M. Arendash GW. 2000. A-beta peptide vaccination prevents memory loss in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease. Nature. 408(6815):982-5.

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2023-current: Huntington Study Group (HSG) Education Committee

2023-current: Huntington Study Group (HSG) Credentialing Committee

2021-current: American Academy of Neurology Medical Economics and Practice (MEP) Telehealth Subcommittee 

2019-current: Huntington Study Group (HSG) Family Day Planning Committee 

2017-current: International Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Society Telemedicine Work Group 

2020-2021: Children Neurology Foundation Telehealth Initiative 

2020-2021: American Academy of Neurology Innovation in Practice Work Group 

2020-2021: American Academy of Neurology Teleneurology Education Curriculum for Residents Workgroup 

2019-2021: Cerner Neurology Physician Advisor Council 

2019-2021: American Academy of Neurology Practice Management and Technology Subcommittee  

2020: American Academy of Neurology Telemedicine Reimbursement Work Group 

2020: American Academy of Neurology Emergency Telemedicine Work Group 

2017-2020: American Academy of Neurology Innovation Hub Working Group 

2015-2019: American Academy of Neurology Telemedicine Working Group (Co-Chair) 

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states licensed in

North Dakota
New Jersey
New York
South Carolina
South Dakota
Washington DC
West Virginia


Overall Experience

Dr. Martin took her time and was very thorough. She has several suggestions for us and gave us information from prescriptions to genetic testing. So appreciate the ease of attending the appointment virtually.

We are very happy we have zoom meetings with Dr. Martin . She is very positive and upbeat and informative during our visit . Thank you

Dr. Hatcher-Martin is one of the nicest most compassionate doctors we have ever encountered. And so focused on the patient and their care

It was great as usual

Dr. Martin is one of the best and brilliant Doctor I have ever encountered. She explained everything to us and made sure all of our questions and concerns were covered. Absolutely Amazing!

Dr. Hatcher Martin is very thorough in her explanations of the results of any testing that I have had. She asked questions, listens to my answers and then tries to provide real time working solutions for any issues that I may be having. Her follow ups are very thorough and timely to give me the information that she gathers to help me after our meeting. At the completion of our appointment, I always feel like I have as much information as it is available for ALS at this time and I appreciate her very much for this.

She is friendly, not provocative, but able to do her analysis of the current situation very effectively over a video conference. I am glad to have her on my side of this battle.


Good appointment

Dr. Hatcher-Martin is awesome. Every visit I have with her brings me a lot of relief and new knowledge. I highly recommend her.

No, she covered everything of concern thoroughly, thank you!

Such a relief to finally have access to a specialist who truly understands what the victims of Parkinsonism go through.

Concerned. Compassion. Caring. Comprehensive.

She is kind and helpful and encouraging!

Great/exceptional first visit with Doctor Hatcher-Martin with great/exceptional follow-up by Doctor Hatcher-Martin and also coordinator Crystal Theriault. Hoping the support level is sustainable in Synapticure as a startup needing to scale it's buisness.

She answered all my questions and didn’t rush me.

Jaime is always so helpful and knowledgeable. We think she is amazing!

Jaime is amazing. She takes the time to answer my questions and to work with Meagan to ensure they follow through on everything.

Always a good visit with Dr. Hatcher Martin. She is able to really listen and we can concentrate on my needs.

She's great!

very thorough!!

she is so kind pays attention offers help

Dr. Jamie was both professional and easy to talk to. She is extremely thorough. In addition, I find her to be a good listener and extremely intuitive.

She is always kind and always helpful

It was not rushed, it was in depth, it gave me hope for the future.

She is thorough in covering information.

Dr. Martin was wonderful. She answered all of our questions and made helpful recommendations. She was extremely kind.

Dr. Hatcher-Martin was amazing. She was friendly, thorough, caring, and understanding. There was no feeling of being rushed. The process was easy to use and has been. Danielle Weiss made sure everything was setup for us beforehand. She’s also amazing.

Dr. Hatcher, Martin and her team are exceptional. They are very prompt to follow up on anything that is discussed and to get real solutions in real time for us.

We fell cared for and listened too. And your team really follows up. Thank you

Dr Jaime listened and heard me. Something that my soon to be former doctor does not. She and Erin have given me excellent referrals and I finally feel like I’m gaining some ground on this illness as much as that is possible. Her care along with my physical therapy and speech therapy are all very helpful and caring

You guys are wonderful. Thank you!

Very knowledgeable, took the time to answer all my questions

We appreciate the support we receive from Dr. Jaime and Lillian. Both are super helpful along our journey.

Not only did Dr. Martin examine John, but she took time to talk to me and what I was going through as his wife and caregiver. She was wonderful!

we love her she is very helpful and straight forward

Dr. Hatcher-Martin was very thorough and comforting. She answered all of my questions and provided a ton of great info and suggestions for next steps.

I was pleased with the visit.

It’s the first time that a neurologist listened to me and saw me! I am so grateful and excited about working with the doctor and Synapticure I am also much more optimistic Like a new lease on life

Dr. Jamie Hatcher is so nice and patient with us; we are thrilled at how helpful everyone at Synapticure is.

Very caring, great listener

She was very thorough and very patient.

Hands down the best doctor I've ever had! Very knowledgeable, compassionate and exceptional recommendations as well as detailed follow-up.

Kind, caring, and insightful.

Jun 2, 2023

Very caring, knowledgeable, and helpful.

Jun 1, 2023

Absolutely everyone I have talked to at Synapticure in the last six months has been amazing. Dr. Hatcher-Martin was thoughtful, kind, took the time to answer all my questions, recommended resources and next steps, and I felt like a real person the whole time. She was doctor #10 on my journey to an ALS diagnosis, and she was just about the only one I didn't feel dismissed by. I would highly recommend the whole Synapticure team. (Michelle E is awesome too.)

Jun 1, 2023

She was very easy to talk to and answered all my questions. It was a great supplement to what my local neurologist is doing. She's very knowledgeable, more so than my local neurologist. She was very quick to send me more information about some topics I had questions about. It was a great experience to work with her.

Jun 1, 2023

I give Dr. Jaime a score of 5+++++|Caring, concerned, she doesn't just listen, she hears you Dr. Jaime is very competent and knowledgeable about Parkinson's. I felt confident and comfortable with her during my first visit. |We discussed my history, progress of the disease, She understood the difficulties and fears a patient experiences|When discussing my medications and deciding if and what should be changed in my protocol, she involved in me as the patient in the decision ||Of course, a good doctor needs an equally good support staff. I was referred to the most incredible Physical Therapists. I Wilshire I had known about them earlier. I m also able to see my Speech and Language therapist virtually every week.||I can not adequately express my gratitude for Dr Jaime , Care Coordinator Erin all the SYNAPTICURE men and women involved in my care||||| |

Jun 1, 2023

The level of personalized attention is unmatched by any physician I've met with in person. She is easy to talk to, extremely knowledgeable and caring. She digs deep to learn exactly what is happening with my Parkinson's and how to best manage it.

May 31, 2023

I loved talking and her listening to what was going on with me. She said after we talked a while I think you need some medicine and night so you don't bottom out every morning. Then she said but let's discuss it some more before we move forward with the additional medicine. |She also made me feel important and not like she had to go get other patients, although I know she did need to.||The other thing in general is that Synapticure is there just email a question and they will email or text or even call sometimes. They provide speech therapy which I can't get in rural GA. |They sent notes to all 3 of my other Doctors, and my other Drs. appreciated their involvement !|They are a GREAT FIT and everyone that needs care should get on board!

May 31, 2023

She has been very patient, knowledgeable about PLS and she listens. She's been great.

May 31, 2023

Dr. Hatcher was very informative and helpful. A very pleasant Dr. That truly seems to care. I think the people at Synapticure are wonderful!!

May 31, 2023

She gave me every minute of the 75 minutes of allotted time, explaining everything in detail (and I am into detail). I am currently taking Sinimet (Carbidopa-Levodpa 25/100 mg) as prescribed by my local neurologist. She described much better than he did in telling me why he was increasing the dose, which is not a surprise considering how busy he is and a 15 - 20 minute appointment.||She gave me encouragement and also followed up with an email , contact is always available.||

May 31, 2023

She was very knowledgeable and also very caring and helpful. She followed up on our conversation.

May 31, 2023

Dr. Hatcher -Martin is very knowledgeable and caring with her patients. She is very thorough and always tries to offer real time answers to the problems associated with ALS. She listens thoughtfully to everything that I tell her and she is very thorough in recommending whatever medical assistance available. I no longer feel like the physician treating me is simply marking my decline. She is very upbeat, and very positive in her approach to this disease and its treatment.

May 31, 2023

Because she is very thorough and seems to really care about helping me as much as she can. She has suggested things that have greatly helped me that other members of my medical team did not think of.

May 31, 2023

Dr. Martin is extremely knowledgable and explains things in a way that is easy for a lay person to understand. She is kind , caring and very easy to talk to. We never feel rushed. As the caregiver of someone who has had Parkinson""s for 18 years, I often doubt myself as to whether I am doing everything possible to give my husband the best care. Dr. Martin has been so kind and reassuring to me. Having her to talk to and to answer my questions has taken such a load off my mind.||Also, Synapticure is an amazing resource. They do all the research and introductions to the various outside care such as physical and speech therapy. i wish they had been around years ago!

May 31, 2023

Dr. Martin is very knowledgeable in her area of expertise and more. She is an excellent communicator being very responsive with detailed follow-up and goes above and beyond like no other doctor I have ever had .

May 31, 2023

Dr. Jaime Hatcher-Martin always gives me the time to ensure that all my questions are answered and follows up with written information that I might need to refer back to or to better understand my options with regards to medications or supplements that might help me to deal with my current situation. She has also referred me to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy in my own town which has been very helpful to have local hands-onD assistance which would otherwise not have been available to me. The physical therapy has helped me to improve my strength in those muscles that have some potential to still strengthen as well as to obtain better overall balance to decrease my fall risk. Dr. Hatcher-Martin and the rest of the Synapticure team has made dealing with my challenges a little easier.

May 31, 2023

She was kind and took a lot of time with my husband and I. She explained new medications she was prescribing and explained in detail about how the comprehensive team at Synapticure could help with the complicated process of getting these prescriptions. She was very reassuring.