Clinical Interest for Patients
I am a board-certified neurologist specializing in Movement Disorders. I completed neurology residency at Vanderbilt University and a two-year fellowship at Robert Wood Johnson-University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey. I provide treatment and care for patients with Parkinson disease, Parkinson plus syndromes, Lewy Body disease, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, Tourette, tics, chorea, ataxia, Restless leg Syndrome, myoclonus, drug-induced movement disorders, Essential Tremor, and tremor. I have long-standing expertise in the use of botulinum toxins for neurological conditions. I also have expertise in the use of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. My research focuses on clinical testing of new medications to treat or slow the progression of movement disorders. I also study new use for medications that are already approved.
- Neurology ( 1994 )
Conditions & Treatments
Brain and Nervous System
Deep Brain Stimulation, Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease
MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine (1988)
BS, Vanderbilt University (TN) (1984)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program (1992)
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Program (1994)
American Academy of Neurology, Fellow Member
International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, Member
Research Interests for Patients
My research has focused on clinical testing of new medications to treat or slow progression of movement disorders and in new uses for already approved medications.