Dr. Jimenez-Shahed is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Medical Director, Movement Disorders Neuromodulation and Brain Circuit Therapeutics. After completing her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, she received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Neurology residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She then completed a fellowship in Movement Disorders at the Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinical (PDCMDC) at BCM. Her clinical focus is on the evaluation and management of adults and children with movement disorders, with particular focus on the use of deep brain stimulation, focused ultrasound and botulinum toxin injections.
Her research investigates the neurophysiologic features of movement disorders recorded during deep brain stimulation (DBS), the application of wearables and digital health technologies, and health outcomes research. She is the lead investigator for the Registry for the Advancement of Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s disease, a multi-center quality improvement patient registry whose pilot period was funded by the Michael J Fox Foundation. She is also an investigator with the TSA International Database of DBS Studies in Tourette syndrome, and has served as Principal Investigator for industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials and has authored several papers and book chapters.
Dr. Jimenez-Shahed currently serves as the Chair of the Science Advisory Board of the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Parkinson Study Group, where she also serves as Chair of the Mentorship Committee and past co-chair of the Functional Neurosurgical Working Group. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Tourette Association of America, and has chaired the Medical Advisory Board for the Houston Area Parkinson Society.
She is the recipient of the Roy H. Cullen Quality of Life Award (Houston Area Parkinson Society), the Rising Star Clinician Award (BCM), the Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Evaluation (BCM) and the Healthcare Heroes Award for Outstanding Health Care Practitioner (Houston Business Journal). She was recognized as a Woman of Excellence at BCM and is a graduate of the inaugural Women Leading in Neurology program of the American Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Jimenez-Shahed offers telemedicine appointments when appropriate. Please call her office to schedule a video visit.
Dr. Jimenez-Shahed is registered to provide telehealth services in Florida.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS TREATED: Tourette Syndrome, Blepharospasm, Spasticity, Progressive supranuclear palsy, Multiple Systems Atrophy, Lewy Body Dementia
- Mount Sinai Morningside
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Neurology, Neuromodulation, Parkinson's Disease