Christopher Hess

Christopher Hess M.D.


Business Phone: (352) 294-5000

About Christopher Hess

Christopher W. Hess, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine and he directs the Veterans Administration Parkinson’s Disease Consortium Center at the North Florida/South Georgia VA Medical Center. Dr. Hess received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed his neurology residency and served as chief resident at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Hess completed subspecialty fellowship training in movement disorders at Columbia under Dr. Stanley Fahn with additional training in movement disorders neurophysiology and intraoperative mapping for deep brain stimulation.

Dr. Hess has published journal articles and book chapters on a variety of topics, including movement disorders neurophysiology and methods of tremor analysis, neuroimaging in movement disorders, invasive and non-invasive brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease and substance abuse in movement disorders. His current research interests include the study of impaired dexterity and resting tremor in Parkinson’s disease and the cortical oscillations associated with voluntary movements in dystonia.

Dr. Hess is a member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society and the American Academy of Neurology and is board-certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

  • Neurology
Areas of Interest
  • Basal ganglia dysfunction
  • Chronic motor tic disorder
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Dystonia
  • Essential tremor
  • Movement – uncontrollable
  • Movement – uncontrolled or slow
  • Movement – uncoordinated
  • Movement – unpredictable or jerky
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Parkinson disease
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Tremor


June 2019ACTIVE
Revitalizing Cognition and Motor Symptoms in Parkinson Disease: A Pilot Intervention with Near Infrared Stimulation
May 2017ACTIVE
Role of HLA/MHCII in Parkinson's Disease Pathogenesis
EMORY UNIV · Project Manager
April 2016 – April 2019
LRRK2 in the immune system
FOX FOU, MICHAEL J · Principal Investigator
January 2015 – June 2017
Immunophenotyping of LRRK2 mutation carriers
EMORY UNIV · Principal Investigator


Fellowship – Movement Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center
Residency – Neurology
Columbia University
Internship – Internal Medicine
Beth Israel Medical Center
Medical Degree
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Bachelor's Degree
William Paterson University