Leonardo Almeida

Leonardo Almeida,

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-MOVEMENT DISORDER
Business Phone: (352) 294-5000
Business Email: l.almeida@ufl.edu

About Leonardo Almeida

Dr. Leonardo (Leo) Almeida is originally from Brazil, where received his M.D. degree from the Universidade Federal da Bahia in 2008. He completed his Neurology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2014, followed by a two-year fellowship in Movement Disorders at University of Florida at Gainesville from 2014-2016. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Neurology as a Movement Disorders specialist. His areas of interest include deep brain stimulation, dystonia, tremors and Parkinson’s disease.

Publications

2021
Brain structures and networks responsible for stimulation-induced memory flashbacks during forniceal deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association. [DOI] 10.1002/alz.12238. [PMID] 33480187.
2021
Pallidal Connectivity Profiling of Stimulation-Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson’s Disease.
Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. 36(2):380-388 [DOI] 10.1002/mds.28324. [PMID] 33002233.
2020
A Comprehensive Review of Brain Connectomics and Imaging to Improve Deep Brain Stimulation Outcomes.
Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. 35(5):741-751 [DOI] 10.1002/mds.28045. [PMID] 32281147.
2020
A pooled meta-analysis of GPi and STN deep brain stimulation outcomes for cervical dystonia.
Journal of neurology. 267(5):1278-1290 [DOI] 10.1007/s00415-020-09703-9. [PMID] 31938862.
2020
An International Survey of Deep Brain Stimulation Utilization in Asia and Oceania: The DBS Think Tank East.
Frontiers in human neuroscience. 14 [DOI] 10.3389/fnhum.2020.00162. [PMID] 32733215.
2020
Brain Atrophy Following Deep Brain Stimulation: Management of a Moving Target.
Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.). 10 [DOI] 10.5334/tohm.546. [PMID] 33133768.
2020
Case Report: Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi) Deep Brain Stimulation Induced Keyboard Typing Dysfunction.
Frontiers in human neuroscience. 14 [DOI] 10.3389/fnhum.2020.583441. [PMID] 33240065.
2020
Chronic embedded cortico-thalamic closed-loop deep brain stimulation for the treatment of essential tremor.
Science translational medicine. 12(572) [DOI] 10.1126/scitranslmed.aay7680. [PMID] 33268512.
2020
Combined Unilateral Subthalamic Nucleus and Contralateral Globus Pallidus Interna Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment of Parkinson Disease: A Pilot Study of Symptom-Tailored Stimulation.
Neurosurgery. [DOI] 10.1093/neuros/nyaa201. [PMID] 32459849.
2020
Deep brain stimulation in essential tremor: targets, technology, and a comprehensive review of clinical outcomes.
Expert review of neurotherapeutics. 20(4):319-331 [DOI] 10.1080/14737175.2020.1737017. [PMID] 32116065.
2020
Dysarthria and Speech Intelligibility Following Parkinson’s Disease Globus Pallidus Internus Deep Brain Stimulation.
Journal of Parkinson's disease. 10(4):1493-1502 [DOI] 10.3233/JPD-202246. [PMID] 32955467.
2020
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi) Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease: Expert Review and Commentary.
Neurology and therapy. [DOI] 10.1007/s40120-020-00220-5. [PMID] 33140286.
2020
Long-term Parkinson’s disease quality of life after staged DBS: STN vs GPi and first vs second lead.
NPJ Parkinson's disease. 6 [DOI] 10.1038/s41531-020-0115-3. [PMID] 32656315.
2020
Motor outcomes and adverse effects of deep brain stimulation for dystonic tremor: A systematic review.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 76:32-41 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2020.06.008. [PMID] 32559631.
2020
Parkinson’s disease motor subtypes and bilateral GPi deep brain stimulation: One-year outcomes.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 75:7-13 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2020.05.004. [PMID] 32428801.
2020
Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank: Advances in Neurophysiology, Adaptive DBS, Virtual Reality, Neuroethics and Technology.
Frontiers in human neuroscience. 14 [DOI] 10.3389/fnhum.2020.00054. [PMID] 32292333.
2020
Structural connectivity predicts clinical outcomes of deep brain stimulation for Tourette syndrome.
Brain : a journal of neurology. 143(8):2607-2623 [DOI] 10.1093/brain/awaa188. [PMID] 32653920.
2019
A randomized study of botulinum toxin versus botulinum toxin plus physical therapy for treatment of cervical dystonia.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 63:195-198 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2019.02.035. [PMID] 30837195.
2019
An Unusual Case of Essential Tremor Deep Brain Stimulation: Where is the Lead?
Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.). 9 [DOI] 10.7916/d8-xj6w-cm53. [PMID] 30867977.
2019
Causes and outcomes of hospitalization in Lewy body dementia: A retrospective cohort study.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 64:106-111 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2019.03.014. [PMID] 30930058.
2019
Fornix-Region Deep Brain Stimulation-Induced Memory Flashbacks in Alzheimer’s Disease.
The New England journal of medicine. 381(8):783-785 [DOI] 10.1056/NEJMc1905240. [PMID] 31433930.
2019
Image-based analysis and long-term clinical outcomes of deep brain stimulation for Tourette syndrome: a multisite study.
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry. 90(10):1078-1090 [DOI] 10.1136/jnnp-2019-320379. [PMID] 31129620.
2019
New Onset On-Medication Freezing of Gait After STN-DBS in Parkinson’s Disease.
Frontiers in neurology. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fneur.2019.00659. [PMID] 31275238.
2019
Predictors of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Cryptogenic Stroke.
The Neurohospitalist. 9(3):127-132 [DOI] 10.1177/1941874418819619. [PMID] 31244968.
2019
Proceedings of the Sixth Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank Modulation of Brain Networks and Application of Advanced Neuroimaging, Neurophysiology, and Optogenetics.
Frontiers in neuroscience. 13 [DOI] 10.3389/fnins.2019.00936. [PMID] 31572109.
2019
Rescue levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) therapy in Parkinson’s disease patients with suboptimal response to deep brain stimulation.
Annals of clinical and translational neurology. 6(10):1989-1995 [DOI] 10.1002/acn3.50889. [PMID] 31518070.
2019
Square Biphasic Pulse Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease: The BiP-PD Study.
Frontiers in human neuroscience. 13 [DOI] 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00368. [PMID] 31680918.
2019
STN vs. GPi deep brain stimulation for tremor suppression in Parkinson disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 58:56-62 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2018.08.017. [PMID] 30177491.
2018
A method for pre-operative single-subject thalamic segmentation based on probabilistic tractography for essential tremor deep brain stimulation.
Neuroradiology. 60(3):303-309 [DOI] 10.1007/s00234-017-1972-2. [PMID] 29307012.
2018
Deep Brain Stimulation at Variable Frequency to Improve Motor Outcomes in Parkinson’s Disease.
Movement disorders clinical practice. 5(5):538-541 [DOI] 10.1002/mdc3.12658. [PMID] 30637270.
2018
Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson Disease Dementia: A New Frontier?
JAMA neurology. 75(2):152-153 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.3798. [PMID] 29255840.
2018
Longitudinal Follow-up of Impedance Drift in Deep Brain Stimulation Cases.
Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.). 8 [DOI] 10.7916/D8M62XTC. [PMID] 29607241.
2018
Square biphasic pulse deep brain stimulation for essential tremor: The BiP tremor study.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 46:41-46 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2017.10.015. [PMID] 29102253.
2018
Structural connectivity-based segmentation of the thalamus and prediction of tremor improvement following thalamic deep brain stimulation of the ventral intermediate nucleus.
NeuroImage. Clinical. 20:1266-1273 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nicl.2018.10.009. [PMID] 30318403.
2018
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus Versus Zona Incerta Region Deep Brain Stimulation in Essential Tremor.
Movement disorders clinical practice. 5(1):75-82 [DOI] 10.1002/mdc3.12565. [PMID] 30363386.
2017
A pilot trial of square biphasic pulse deep brain stimulation for dystonia: The BIP dystonia study.
Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. 32(4):615-618 [DOI] 10.1002/mds.26906. [PMID] 28195407.
2017
Biomechanical Analysis of Dance for Parkinson’s Disease: A Paradoxical Case Study of Balance and Gait Effects?
Explore (New York, N.Y.). 13(6):409-413 [DOI] 10.1016/j.explore.2017.03.009. [PMID] 29179887.
2017
Current Practice and the Future of Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease.
Seminars in neurology. 37(2):205-214 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0037-1601893. [PMID] 28511261.
2017
Depressive Symptoms are Frequent in Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders.
Movement disorders clinical practice. 4(2):191-197 [DOI] 10.1002/mdc3.12382. [PMID] 28944256.
2017
Evolving Applications, Technological Challenges and Future Opportunities in Neuromodulation: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank.
Frontiers in neuroscience. 11 [DOI] 10.3389/fnins.2017.00734. [PMID] 29416498.
2017
Motor subtype changes in early Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 43:67-72 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2017.07.018. [PMID] 28754232.
2017
Variable frequency stimulation of subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson’s disease: Rationale and hypothesis.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 39:27-30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2017.03.015. [PMID] 28392298.
2016
Association between antidepressants and falls in Parkinson’s disease.
Journal of neurology. 263(1):76-82 [DOI] 10.1007/s00415-015-7947-5. [PMID] 26514836.
2016
Benign tremulous Parkinsonism: a unique entity or another facet of Parkinson’s disease?
Translational neurodegeneration. 5 [DOI] 10.1186/s40035-016-0057-1. [PMID] 27213042.
2016
Deep Brain Stimulation Battery Longevity: Comparison of Monopolar Versus Bipolar Stimulation Modes.
Movement disorders clinical practice. 3(4):359-366 [PMID] 27617270.
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2016
Occurrence of Dysphagia Following Botulinum Toxin Injection in Parkinsonism-related Cervical Dystonia: A Retrospective Study.
Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.). 6 [PMID] 27830106.
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2015
Chasing tics in the human brain: development of open, scheduled and closed loop responsive approaches to deep brain stimulation for tourette syndrome.
Journal of clinical neurology (Seoul, Korea). 11(2):122-31 [DOI] 10.3988/jcn.2015.11.2.122. [PMID] 25851890.
2015
Novel targets and stimulation paradigms for deep brain stimulation.
Expert review of neurotherapeutics. 15(9):1067-80 [DOI] 10.1586/14737175.2015.1083421. [PMID] 26312646.
2015
Rate of aspiration pneumonia in hospitalized Parkinson’s disease patients: a cross-sectional study.
BMC neurology. 15 [DOI] 10.1186/s12883-015-0362-9. [PMID] 26141135.
2014
Shorter pulse generator longevity and more frequent stimulator adjustments with pallidal DBS for dystonia versus other movement disorders.
Brain stimulation. 7(3):345-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2014.01.008. [PMID] 24548586.

Education

MD
2008 · Federal University of Bahia – School of Medicine

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5000
Emails:
Business:
l.almeida@ufl.edu