Wissam Deeb MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
About Wissam Deeb
Dr. Wissam Deeb is originally from Lebanon, where he obtained his medical degree at the University of Balamand. Seeking a more expansive training environment, Dr. Deeb started his internship and neurology residency at the University of Massachusetts in 2011. During his training, Dr. Deeb developed an interest in the management of patients with movement disorders (such as Parkinson’s disease, tics, dystonia). He pursued two years of fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Florida, where, in addition to developing solid clinical skills, he appreciated the value of patient centered care and understood Dr. Okun’s axiom “At our center, the patient is the Sun and the providers orbit around him/her”.
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.
Tourette syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, and dystonia (mainly focal dystonia and DBS indications). 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 quarterly department newsletter that focuses on new developments in neurology in addition to the division news.
- Deep brain stimulation
- Parkinson disease
- Secondary parkinsonism
- Tourette syndrome