Physician Partners – Arizona

Physician Partners

Movement Disorder Specialists are neurologists with advanced training and certification in movement disorders such as Parkinson disease, Huntington's, dystonia, Multiple System Atrophy, Progressive Supra-Nuclear Palsy and more.

Charles H. Adler, MD, PhD, consultant and professor with the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, specializes in caring for patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Dr. Adler spends significant time in research efforts to investigate potential causes and improved treatments for PD, PD dementia, essential tremor, and restless legs syndrome. He leads the clinical component of the Arizona Study of Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders with Dr. Thomas Beach and the brain and body donation program leading to numerous findings clinically relevant to PD. Dr. Adler and the movement disorder neurologists at Mayo Clinic Arizona are very involved in patient and physician education programs on PD and other movement disorders.

Practicing in Scottsdale, Arizona

Sudeshna Bose, MD, assistant professor of neurology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, specializes in Parkinson disease, other movement disorders, and ion channel disorders, as well as child neurology. Dr. Bose graduated from the Nil Ratan, Sirca Medical College, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India and completed her residency and a fellowship in movement disorder at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Dr. Bose is affiliated with Banner University Medical Center, Banner University Medical Center South Campus, and Tucson Medical Center.

Practicing in Tucson, AZ

Kathryn Bradley, MD, neurologist and movement disorder specialist in Tucson, AZ, earned her medical degree from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where she also completed a fellowship in movement disorders. Dr. Bradley now specializes in movement disorders such as PD, essential tremor, and dystonia, and she also treats general neurological conditions.

Practicing in Tucson, AZ

John N. Caviness, MD, neurologist and movement disorder specialist in Scottsdale, AZ, is a consultant and professor with the Dept. of Neurology at Mayo Clinic. He spends a significant amount of time in research investigating potential causes and improved treatments for PD, dementia in PD, Huntington’s disease, and myoclonus. Dr. Caviness leads the movement neurophysiology laboratory at Mayo Clinic, which performs clinical studies for diagnosis of movement disorders and research studies. This work has led to numerous findings clinically relevant to patients with PD and other movement disorders. Dr. Caviness is also very involved in patient and physician education programs on PD and other movement disorders.

Practicing in Phoenix, AZ

Sara Dhanani, MD, neurologist and movement disorder specialist at Banner Sun Health Research Institute, earned her medical degree from the Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan completing a year of Preliminary Medicine and finishing her residency in Neurology at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. Dr. Dhanani then completed a fellowship in Movement Disorders at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center with Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ.  Her special interests include Parkinson disease, cognition in Parkinson disease, non-motor features of Parkinson’s and deep brain stimulation.

Practicing in Sun City, AZ

Erika Driver-Dunckley, MD, neurologist and movement disorders specialist in Scottsdale, AZ, is an Associate Professor of Neurology on staff at Mayo Clinic Arizona since 2005. Dr. Driver-Dunckley is also director of the Movement Disorder Fellowship, mentoring and educating fellows in clinical practice and research. She has clinical and research interests in epigenetics and PD, psychogenic movement disorders, autonomic dysfunction in PD, restless legs syndrome, essential tremor, restless legs syndrome, and cognitive disorders associated with PD.

Practicing in Scottsdale, AZ

Tanya Lin, MD, neurologist and movement disorders specialist in Tucson, AZ, is an assistant professor of neurology at University of Arizona, and is affiliated with Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Tucson. She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York, followed by her internship and residency at University of Arizona. Dr. Lin completed her fellowship in movement disorders at Mayo Clinic.

Practicing in Tucson, AZ

MJ Liu, MD, PharmD, neurologist and movement disorders specialist at Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City, AZ, cares for patients with PD and other movement disorders. He recently completed two years of specialty training at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center as the Evlyn Kossak Movement Disorders Fellow, under the guidance of Dr. Abraham Lieberman. Dr. Liu obtained both his PharmD and MD at the University of New Mexico and completed a neurology residency at the Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Practicing in Sun City, AZ

Padma Mahant, MD, neurologist and movement disorder specialist at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ, focuses on movement disorders, including PD, essential tremor, dystonia, and ataxia. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, performed residency in neurology at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, and her fellowship at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center. Dr. Mahant’s research includes risk factors for blepharospasm, posture and gait in Parkinson’s patients, and several clinical trials of pharmaceuticals.

Practicing in Phoenix, AZ

Shyamal H. Mehta, MD, PhD, neurologist and movement disorders specialist in Scottsdale, AZ, completed his fellowship in movement disorders at the Medical College of Georgia, where he also graduated with honors from Medical College of Georgia and later became Chief Resident in Neurology. With more than 18 years of diverse experiences, especially in neurology, Dr. Metha earned a MB at N.D.M.V.P. Samaj’s Medical College, University of Pune. He affiliates with Mayo Clinic Arizona, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in many medical groups, including Kingman Regional Medical Center, AZ.

Practicing in Scottsdale, AZ

Maria Christina Ospina, MD, neurologist and movement disorders specialist in Phoenix, AZ, completed her fellowship in movement disorders at Louisiana State University Medicine School and graduated with honors from St. George’s University in 1998. Dr. Ospina has been an investigator in several clinical research trials in Parkinson disease and other movement disorders. With more than 18 years of diverse experiences, especially in neurology, Dr. Ospina affiliates with many hospitals, including Banner University Medical Center Tucson Campus and Banner Phoenix Campus.

Practicing in Phoenix AZ, Tucson AZ and Boca Raton, FL

Cynthia Reed, MD, neurologist and movement disorders specialist in Tucson, AZ, specializes in improving the quality of life for patients with PD. She is an active member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. Dr. Reed earned her medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, followed by a residency in neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, and finally, a two-year fellowship in clinical movement disorders and deep brain stimulation at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and Movement Disorders Clinic in Phoenix.

Practicing in Tucson, AZ

Naomi Salins, MD is a neurologist and movement disorder specialist at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at the Barrow Neurological Institute.  She focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of involuntary movements, essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonian syndromes, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, and ataxia. She is trained in managing patients with deep brain stimulation and the use of botulinum toxin (Botox) for various movement disorders. Dr. Salins received her medical degree from K.J. Somaiya Medical College and Research Centre.

Practicing in Phoenix, AZ

Johan E. S. Samanta, MD, is a Movement Disorders Neurologist in private practice in Phoenix, AZ. In addition to his busy clinical practice he remains actively involved in academic medicine as Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, and a clinical lecturer at the Phoenix Medical School Campus of the University of Arizona. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia before completing an internship in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and a residency in Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. He completed his postgraduate training as the Evelyn Kossak Movement Disorders Fellow at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. Board-certified in Neurology, Dr. Samanta is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Neurology, the Movement Disorder Society, and the Parkinson Study Group. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Samanta’s research interests include motor learning and exercise in Parkinson’s disease, non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease and surgical and non-surgical management of tremor and dystonia.

Practicing in Phoenix, AZ

Paarth J. Shah, MD, is a board-certified neurologist with specialty fellowship training in Movement Disorders. He is an Arizona native who grew up in the Ahwatukee area and completed undergraduate studies at Arizona State University. Afterwards, he traveled to New York to pursue medical school at NYMC followed by a residency in Neurology at UC Davis in Sacramento, CA. After residency, he had a passion to pursue further training in Movement Disorders and had the opportunity to return home to Phoenix where he completed his fellowship at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Shah serves on the board of directors for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America and is also one of the pioneers of the DBS/Parkinson’s specialty center in the East Valley as well as the East Valley NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus) Clinic.

Practicing in Gilbert, AZ

Scott J. Sherman, MD, PhD, neurologist and movement disorders specialist in Tucson, AZ, is an associate professor of neurology and director of the Movement Disorders Center.  Dr. Sherman is an active provider as well as researcher. Dr. Sherman’s areas of research interest include deep brain stimulation, gene therapy, and cell based therapy for Parkinson disease.  His original articles and abstracts on understanding and treating Parkinson’s disease have been published in many medical and scientific journals.

Practicing in Tucson, AZ

Holly Shill, MD, is the Director of Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and Movement Disorder Program at Barrow Neurological Institute, Dignity Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She also has a position as Research Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology, University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix.  Dr. Shill’s research interests include risk factors for the development and progression of Parkinson’s disease, the pathogenesis of Essential Tremor and innovative treatments for both Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor.

Practicing in Phoenix, AZ

David Shprecher, DO, MSci, neurologist and movement disorder specialist in Sun City, AZ, and Banner Sun Health Research Institute’s Movement Disorders Program Director, oversees patient care and clinical research studies. He specializes in diagnosis, treatment and research for movement disorders including PD, tics and Tourette syndrome, Huntington disease, dystonia, tardive dyskinesia, tremor, and others. Inspired by personal experience as an individual with Tourette syndrome, Dr. Shprecher has dedicated his career to improving treatment options and quality of life for patients with movement disorders.

Practicing in Sun City, AZ

Ryan R. Walsh MD, PhD, is Associate Professor and Neurologist at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. His experience in Parkinson disease and movement disorders spans 10 years and includes serving as Director of the Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Program at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for brain health. He has published and presented related to the treatment, diagnosis, and investigation of Parkinson disease, and his research interests focus on developing multi-modal MRI scanning to improve diagnosis, prediction of symptom development, and tracking response to treatment in PD.

Practices in Phoenix, AZ

Other Specialist Physicians with advanced certifications that directly link to treatment of symptoms of Parkinson disease and other movement disorders issues such as digestiion, sleep, cognition, etc.

Jose “Joel” De Ocampo, MD, is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. His practice includes sleep disorders for people with neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders, as well as various sub-specialty areas from check-ups to treatment. In practice since 2001,Dr. De OCampo is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine and possesses a special understanding of the profound issues facing people with PD and other movement disorders, as well as care partners.