Shilpa Chitnis, Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Shilpa Chitnis is Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Chitnis graduated from medical school from Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India. She then completed a Ph.D., graduate school program in Pharmacology from Tulane University medical center in New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed a residency program in Neurology also at Tulane University and finally completed a fellowship in Movement Disorders at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. She has been a practicing movement disorders neurologist for the past 18 years taking care of patients with various movement disorders including Parkinsonism, tremor, dystonia, chorea, myoclonus, ataxia, functional neurological disorders and gait disorders. She served as associate residency program director for the Neurology residency program for 10 years. She serves as fellowship director for movement disorders and leads 12 fellowship programs in the Dept. of Neurology. She is the medical director of the deep brain stimulation program for movement disorders. She is intricately involved in resident and fellow education and is the faculty coordinator for faculty development. She is a co-editor of two handbooks in the movement disorders field. Dr. Chitnis is one of the lead faculty and co-director of the MDS-LEAP program, an international program developed by MDS to engage young neurologists to train and take on leadership roles within MDS. She serves on the graduate education subcommittee for AAN and sections and subspecialty committee of the AAN. She lives in Plano, Texas with her husband, teenage daughter and doggie, Cookie.
There are no financial relationships to disclose.