Irene Malaty, M.D.

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Dr. Malaty completed medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine before completing neurology residency and movement disorders fellowship at the University of Florida. She devotes her practice to clinical care, research, and education across the movement disorders spectrum. She specializes in the care of Parkinson disease (PD) and is director of a Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at UF. She also specializes in Tourette syndrome (TS) in patients of all ages and is director of the Tourette Association of America Southeast Regional Center of Excellence, a consortium of 5 centers across 4 states. Additionally, she has an active botulinum toxin injection practice treating diverse neurological disorders. Across these key components of her specialty, she takes time to care for individuals with complex motor and non-motor symptoms in a comprehensive manner.

Dr. Malaty has been awarded several teaching awards including University of Florida College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher award and the Clinical Educator of the Year award. She has also been recognized for her expert clinical care with a University of Florida College of Medicine Clinical Outpatient Excellence Award. She has enjoyed lecturing nationally and internationally.

Dr. Malaty is a primary investigator in a number of trials in movement disorders and helps direct the movement disorder trials at UF. As an example, she is leading research at UF to investigate outcomes of varied care in Parkinson patients as part of an international collaboration. She has authored multiple publications and chapters in movement disorders.

In 2017, Dr. Malaty became the first female president of the Florida Society of Neurology, on the 50th anniversary of that organization. She aspires to advocate for improved care and education in neurological disorders through this role and in her national position on the movement disorders subsection of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). She was selected for the inaugural class of the prestigious Women Leading in Neurology program of the AAN and will continue to devote time and effort to improving the lives of individuals living with neurological disorders.

Clinical Interests

Parkinson Disease
Tourette syndrome and tic disorders
Botulinum toxin therapy for neurological disorders

Research Interests

Improvement of quality of care in Parkinson Disease (PD)
Non-motor symptoms of PD, including depression and psychosis
Tourette syndrome (TS), non-motor comorbidities, pharmacologic and behavioral management
Efficacy and modifiers of outcome in botulinum toxin applications
Primary Investigator of a number of trials in PD, TS, and dystonia

Teaching Interests

Development of Movement Disorder Fellowship Core Curriculum for American Academy of Neurology
Movement Disorder Resident Rotation Director
Course Director, Florida Society of Neurology Annual Meeting 2017
Lecturing on PD, TS, dystonia, and other movement disorders

Medical Education

Indiana University School of Medicine 2003


St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, 2004


University of Florida Dept. of Neurology, 2007


University of Florida Movement Disorders, 2008

Awards and Recognitions

Women Leading in Neurology, American Academy of Neurology
University of Florida College of Medicine Clinical Outpatient Excellence Award
University of Florida College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
Clinical Educator of the Year Award
Customer Service Key Award

Professional Society Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society
Florida Society of Neurology, President


Wagle Shukla A, Malaty IA. Botulinum Toxin Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease. Semin Neurol. 2017 Apr;37(2):193-204. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1602246. Epub 2017 May 16. No abstract available.

Berman BD, Junker J, Shelton E, Sillau SH, Jinnah HA, Perlmutter JS, Espay AJ, Jankovic J, Vidailhet M, Bonnet C, Ondo W, Malaty IA, Rodríguez R, McDonald WM, Marsh L, Zurowski M, Bäumer T, Brüggemann N. Psychiatric associations of adult-onset focal dystonia phenotypes.  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2017 Jul;88(7):595-602. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2016-315461. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

Patterson A, Almeida L, Hess CW, Martinez-Ramirez D, Okun MS, Rodriguez RL, Rundle-Gonzalez V, Wagle Shukla A, Malaty IA. Occurrence of Dysphagia Following Botulinum Toxin Injection in Parkinsonism-related Cervical Dystonia: A Retrospective Study. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2016 Nov 3;6:379. eCollection 2016.

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Movement Disorders Center
3450 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32607