Amar Patel, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Research Departments & Organizations


Research Interests

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

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. For patients with Parkinson's disease, he is investigating the variable effects of stimulation to the subthalamic nucleus and globus pallidus interna on gait and balance. These symptoms are currently challenging to treat with deep brain stimulation, and represent a significant source of debility and quality of life concerns for those living with advanced Parkinson's disease.

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Diseases of the Nervous System Trientine Tetrahydrochloride (TETA 4HCL) for the Treatment of Wilson's Disease
Genetics - Adult Efficacy 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 System Wilson Disease Registry

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Amar Patel, MD
Mailing Address
NeurologyP. O. Box 208018
New Haven, CT 06520