Wissam Deeb

Wissam Deeb MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-MOVEMENT DISORDER
Business Phone: (352) 294-5400

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.

Clinical Interests

Tourette syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, and dystonia (mainly focal dystonia and DBS indications). He provides botulinum toxin injections and DBS care.

Research Interests

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.

Teaching Interests

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.

Board Certifications

Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Dystonia
  • Parkinson disease
  • Secondary parkinsonism
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Tremor

Grants

July 2016 – September 2018
Physiological effects of Botulinum Toxin therapy in Primary Cervical Dystonia
DYSTONIA MEDICAL RES FOU · Principal Investigator

Education

2015-2017
Movement Disorders Fellowship
University of Florida
2011-2015
Neurology residency
University of Massachussetts
2010-2011
Internal medicine intern
St Georges Teaching Hospital – Beirut, Lebanon
2006-2010
MD
University of Balamand – Lebanon
2003-2006
BS Biology
University of Balamand – Lebanon