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Department of Neurology Movement Disorders Team; Linda Paul, NP; Kara Smith, MD; Anindita Deb, MD; Wissam Deeb, MD; Ari WIlkenfeld, MD

The UMass Chan Medical School, Movement Disorder Center specializes in providing education to our residency and fellowship program participants, through clinical research and comprehensive patient care at UMass Memorial Health, to our local and global communities.

The team includes five dedicated full-time faculty physicians, two faculty researchers, a nurse practitioner, a nurse navigator, a social worker, a neurosurgeon with training in DBS, and a clinical support team in the Neurology Clinic.

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Specialty Care Research and Treatment Services

UMass Chan Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center partner together to provide the only academic Movement Disorders center in Central Massachusetts. The Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorder Center offers high-quality, patient-centered, and accessible care to our diverse population of patients in the region. 

As a part of the UMass Memorial Health Care Neurology Clinic, our team diagnoses and manages both common and rare Movement Disorders, including Tourette's disease, tics, tremors, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, Huntington's disease, and ataxia. We focus on an interdisciplinary care model and work to coordinate care, keeping the patient at the center of our focus.

UMass HSDA Center of Excellence partnership program

Appointment Information

Appointment Information 

The Movement Disorders Center provides comprehensive care with access to clinical research trials to patients with a diagnosed or suspected movement disorder in the Movement Disorders Clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center. 

The Movement Disorders Clinic will be moving locations on the UMass Memorial Health Care campus to the Ambulatory Care Center building connected to the parking garage in early 2024.

To make an appointment at the UMass Memorial Movement Disorders Clinic, simply call Central Scheduling at 855-UMASS-MD (855-862-7763). 

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment.

Parking is available for an hourly fee in the patient/visitor parking lot on South Road. Valet parking and handicapped parking are available for a flat fee in two locations. Remillard Family Pavillion (main entrance) - 6 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Call 800-599-8916 for questions regarding valet parking. Emergency Department is open 24/7. 

We are honored you entrust us with your care! 

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment, allowing time for basic neurologic testing before you meet with the physician or nurse practitioner. 

Preparing for Your First Visit 

It is important for you to be seen, heard, and feel understood in discussing your symptoms and concerns with the neurologist.

Patients have found it helpful to prepare a record of their symptoms with questions to discuss during the appointment. Important items to bring with you to your first appointment include:  

  • Current medication list 
  • Notes from previous doctors’ histories and examinations 
  • Copies of lab tests/reports 
  • Films or digital images (on CD) of brain imaging 

If you do not have copies, please ensure the referring provider has sent these to the clinic ahead of your visit.  

The initial evaluation appointment includes approximately 60 - 80 minutes with the neurologist and a medical history review. Subsequent visits are 30 - 45 minutes with the neurologist or nurse practitioner. 

UMass Memorial Medical Center Appointment Services