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INFORMATION FOR

Amar Patel, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Contact Information

Amar Patel, MD

Mailing Address

  • Neurology

    P. O. Box 208018

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Patel's research interests include the use of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of movement disorders, in particular Parkinson's disease, tremor and dystonia. He is interested in identifying the most appropriate patient candidates for this advanced therapy, as well as determining their optimal targets and programming parameters. Dr. Patel is also involved in clinical research regarding Wilson disease, a rare genetic disease affecting copper metabolism which can cause neurological, hepatic, and psychiatric illness. He is involved in research to better understand the natural history of the illness, its neurological manifestations, and treatment trials.

Coauthors

Research Interests

Dystonia; Globus Pallidus; Movement Disorders; Neurology; Parkinson Disease; Tremor; Subthalamic Nucleus; Deep Brain Stimulation

Selected Publications

  • P12 Effect of liver disease, neurological disease and mental health issues on quality of life in patients with wilson diseaseCamarata M, Ala A, Maciejewski K, To U, Zimbrean P, Rubman S, Coskun A, Patel A, Wadhwa A, Apdik T, Tomlin R, Deng Y, Gonzalez-Peralta R, Schilsky M. P12 Effect of liver disease, neurological disease and mental health issues on quality of life in patients with wilson disease Gut 2020, 69: a13-a13. DOI: 10.1136/gutjnl-2020-basl.23.
  • P13 Major depressive disorder in patients with wilson’s disease: relationship with liver disease, neurological disease and quality of lifeCamarata M, Ala A, Maciejewski K, To U, Zimbrean P, Rubman S, Patel A, Wadhwa A, Coskun A, Apdik T, Tomlin R, Deng Y, Schilsky M. P13 Major depressive disorder in patients with wilson’s disease: relationship with liver disease, neurological disease and quality of life Gut 2020, 69: a13-a13. DOI: 10.1136/gutjnl-2020-basl.24.
  • FRI303 Major depressive disorder in patients with Wilson’s disease: relationship with liver disease, neurological disease and quality of lifeCamarata M, Ala A, To U, Zimbrean P, Rubman S, Patel A, Wadhwa A, Maciejewski K, Song X, Deng Y, Tomlin R, Apdik T, Coskun A, Schilsky M. FRI303 Major depressive disorder in patients with Wilson’s disease: relationship with liver disease, neurological disease and quality of life Journal Of Hepatology 2020, 73: s550-s551. DOI: 10.1016/s0168-8278(20)31573-7.
  • 257 Bipolar disorder in patients with Wilson diseaseZimbrean P, Rubman S, Maciejewski K, Coskun, Nalamada K, Camarata M, Tomlin R, Patel A, To U, Ala A, Gonzalez-Peralta R, Deng Y, Schilsky M. 257 Bipolar disorder in patients with Wilson disease Journal Of Psychosomatic Research 2020, 133: 110055. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.110055.
  • Dorsal GPi/GPe Stimulation Induced Dyskinesia in a Patient with Parkinson’s DiseaseElkouzi A, Tsuboi T, Burns M, Eisinger R, Patel A, Deeb W. Dorsal GPi/GPe Stimulation Induced Dyskinesia in a Patient with Parkinson’s Disease Tremor And Other Hyperkinetic Movements 2019, 9 DOI: 10.5334/tohm.496.
  • Major depressive disorder in patients with Wilson diseaseZimbrean P, Gold S, Nalamada K, Camarata M, Tomlin R, Patel A, Vives-Rodrigues A, Ekong U, Bramford N, Valentino P, To U, Deng Y, Song X, Ala A, Schilsky M. Major depressive disorder in patients with Wilson disease Journal Of Psychosomatic Research 2019, 121: 148. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2019.03.145.
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Management of Essential Tremor with Dystonic FeaturesPatel A, Deeb W, Okun M. Deep Brain Stimulation Management of Essential Tremor with Dystonic Features Tremor And Other Hyperkinetic Movements 2018, 8: 557. DOI: 10.5334/tohm.426.
  • Management of Elevated Therapeutic Impedances on Deep Brain Stimulation LeadsDeeb W, Patel A, Okun M, Gunduz A. Management of Elevated Therapeutic Impedances on Deep Brain Stimulation Leads Tremor And Other Hyperkinetic Movements 2017, 7: 493. DOI: 10.5334/tohm.370.
  • Velopharyngeal Dystonia: An Unusual Focal Task-specific Dystonia?Patel A, Sulica L, Frucht S. Velopharyngeal Dystonia: An Unusual Focal Task-specific Dystonia? Tremor And Other Hyperkinetic Movements 2017, 7: 365. DOI: 10.5334/tohm.353.
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Target Selection in an Advanced Parkinson’s Disease Patient with Significant Tremor and Comorbid DepressionPatel A. Deep Brain Stimulation Target Selection in an Advanced Parkinson’s Disease Patient with Significant Tremor and Comorbid Depression Tremor And Other Hyperkinetic Movements 2017, 7: 447. DOI: 10.5334/tohm.369.
  • Chapter 40 Myoclonus Classification, Clinical Features, and GeneticsPatel A, Frucht S. Chapter 40 Myoclonus Classification, Clinical Features, and Genetics 2015, 655-670. DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-405195-9.00040-8.

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Diseases of the Endocrine System; Genetics - AdultA Phase I/II Study of VTX-801 in Adult Patients With Wilson's Disease (GATEWAY)
Genetics - AdultEfficacy and Safety of WTX101 Administered for 48 Weeks Versus Standard of Care in Wilson Disease Subjects
Diseases of the Digestive System - Liver; Diseases of the Eye; Diseases of the Nervous SystemWilson Disease Registry