Joohi Jimenez-Shahed


Baylor College of Medicine

Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) where she currently is the Director of the Deep Brain Stimulation program. After completing her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, she received her medical degree from 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 Clinic (PDCMDC) at BCM. Her research interests lie in investigating the intraoperative neurophysiology of patients undergoing DBS for movement disorders.

Dr. Jimenez-Shahed serves as co-chair of the Functional Neurosurgical Working Group of the Parkinson Study Group, within which she has worked toward implanting a national quality improvement registry for patients undergoing DBS surgery for Parkinson’s disease. She is also an investigator with the Huntington Study Group, Dystonia Coalition and TSA International Database of DBS Studies in Tourette Syndrome. She serves on the Science Advisory Board of the Davis Phinney Foundation and the Medical Advisory Board for the Tourette Association of America, and chairs the Medical Advisory Board for the Houston Area Parkinson Society. She has served as Principal Investigator for both industry- and investigator-sponsored clinical trials and has authored several papers and book chapters.

She is the recipient of the Roy H. Cullen Quality of Life Award (Houston Area Parkinson Society), the Rising Star Clinician Award (BCM), and the Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Evaluation (BCM).

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