Deep Brain Stimulation:
The Latest Advancements
with Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD
This webinar was recorded live on October 19, 2021.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a highly effective and reasonably safe treatment for Parkinson’s; however, it’s also frequently misunderstood. The success stories about how people are sometimes living symptom and medication-free as a result of getting DBS understandably lead many to want to get the treatment as soon as possible. Others think it sounds scary and shy away from it. During this webinar, Dr. Joohi Jimenez-Shahed broke down the what, why, how, and more of DBS so that you have the information you need to determine if your path may lead you to this treatment. She also talked about the current advancements in DBS and answered your questions.
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Your Speaker for the Webinar
Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD is the Medical Director of Movement Disorders Neuromodulation & Brain Circuit Therapeutics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. After completing her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Jimenez-Shahed 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 Center at BCM. Her research interests lie in investigating the intraoperative neurophysiology of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders and the application of wearables and digital health technologies to the care of patients with Parkinson’s disease.