Wissam Deeb, MD
Dr. Deeb developed interest in clinical research focusing on dystonia (with a funded study through the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation) and Tourette syndrome (multiple internal studies at UF). Training at one of the premiere DBS centers in the USA, he acquired the skills needed for DBS intraoperative recording and postoperative programming. Dr. Wissam Deeb joined the movement division of the neurology department as an Assistant Professor in July 2017.
Dystonia (mainly focal dystonia and DBS indications), Tourette syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease. He provides botulinum toxin injections and DBS care.
Dr. Wissam Deeb is interested in clinical research focusing on physiologic markers of disease processes and progression. He is also interested in the development of wearable sensors and feedback tools.
Dr. Wissam Deeb engages in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows as part of their movement disorders rotations in addition to more formal lectures. He edits the monthly department newsletter that focuses on new developments in neurology in addition to the division news.
Awards and Recognition
Fellowship spirit award, at the graduation ceremony at the University of Florida
Chief Resident Appreciation award by the department of neurology at the University of Massachusetts
The Nickols award presented for “exemplary scholarship, teaching and compassionate care in the Neurology Residency, in the tradition of Jess Nickols, MD”
University of Balamand, Lebanon, 2010
University of Massachusetts, 2012
Neurology residency, University of Massachusetts, 2015
Movement disorders fellowship, University of Florida, 2017
Professional Society Affliliations
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (MDS)
Deeb W, Okun MS et al. (2016) “Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank – A Review of Emerging Issues and Technologies,” Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, vol. 10, art. 38, 2016.
Deeb W, Hu W, Almeida L, Patterson A, Martinez-Ramirez D, Wagle Shukla A (2016), “Benign tremulous Parkinsonism: a unique entity or another facet of Parkinson’s disease?”, Transl. Neurodegener., May 20;5:10, doi: 10.1186/s40035-016-0057-1.
Deeb W, Okun MS et al. (2016), “The International Deep Brain Stimulation Registry and Database for Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome: How Does It Work?” Front Neurosci. Apr 25;10:170. doi: 10.3389/fnins. 2016.00170.
Deeb W, Yancey J and Malaty I (2016), Acute Parkinsonism and Basal Ganglia Damage from Crystal Methamphetamine. Mov Disord Clin Pract. doi:10.1002/mdc3.12439
Deeb W, Souayah N. “Movement Disorders”, chapter from “Neurology examination and board review, third edition (not released yet), edited by Nizar Souayah ISBN-13: 978-0071825481