Dr. Aldred is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN). He attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he completed the College Scholars program combining coursework in Ancient Greek, Latin, and Biochemistry. He went on to attend the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine in Memphis.
He made his way West where he completed neurology residency at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), serving as neurology chief resident his final year. He was invited to complete an additional two-year clinical research fellowship in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders at the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Educational, and Clinical Center (PADRECC), a collaborative program between the Portland VA and OHSU. Through fellowship training he honed skills in botulinum toxin injection techniques, patient selection for deep brain stimulation (DBS) and post-operative DBS programming, and advanced medication management for movement disorders.
Dr. Aldred also completed formal training in clinical research through the Human Investigators Program (HIP) at OHSU with a focus on the design and execution of clinical trials. He currently conducts clinical trials for a variety of neurological disorders through grants and funding sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Initiative (PCORI), as well as other sources. These research activities are conducted through Inland Northwest Research, a collaboration between providers and trained staff currently integrated into the Selkirk neurology clinic.
Dr. Aldred provides diagnosis and treatment for all neurological conditions, with a special interest in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. He provides regional and national education for other neurologists and patients living with neurological conditions.
In clinic, he performs EMG and nerve conduction studies for disorders of the peripheral nervous system, motor control studies for movement disorders, as well as botulinum toxin injections for movement disorders, excessive salivation, migraine, and spasticity.
He serves as clinical assistant professor of neurology at the University of Washington in Spokane, teaches neuroscience curriculum to second year medical students, and clinical neurology clerkship for fourth year medical students at both University of Washington and Washington State University School of Medicine.
In his free time Dr. Aldred enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife and four children. Dr. Aldred is an Eagle Scout and remains active in scouting.