Joseph D Legacy

Joseph D Legacy, MD

Assistant Professor

Department: Neurology – Jacksonville
Business Phone: (904) 244-9488
Business Email: joseph.legacy@jax.ufl.edu

About Joseph D Legacy

Joseph Legacy, M.D., is a University of Florida assistant professor of neurology and a neurologist at the UF Health Neuroscience Institute in Jacksonville specializing in movement disorders. Dr. Legacy received his medical degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. He completed an internal medicine internship, a neurology residency and fellowship training in movement disorders and deep-brain stimulation at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Legacy is board-certified in neurology.

Additional Positions:
Assistant Professor of Neurology
2021 – Current · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2021
MDC7800 Neurology Clerkship

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Neurology
Areas of Interest
  • Acute cerebellar ataxia
  • Ataxia – telangiectasia
  • Dystonia
  • Essential tremor
  • Friedreich ataxia
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Movement – uncontrollable
  • Movement – uncontrolled or slow
  • Movement – uncoordinated
  • Movement – unpredictable or jerky
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple system atrophy – cerebellar subtype
  • Multiple system atrophy – parkinsonian type
  • Parkinson disease
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Stereotypic movement disorder
  • Sydenham chorea
  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Tourette Syndrome and tic disorders
  • Tremor disorders
  • Wilson disease

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

Publications

2021
Response to: The need of reliable warning signs for dysphagia in Parkinson’s disease: an often-overlooked issue.
Expert review of gastroenterology & hepatology. 15(3):343-344 [DOI] 10.1080/17474124.2021.1842195. [PMID] 33131348.
2021
Safety and Tolerability of Burst-Cycling Deep Brain Stimulation for Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Disease.
Frontiers in human neuroscience. 15 [DOI] 10.3389/fnhum.2021.651168. [PMID] 33981207.
2020
A comprehensive review of the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease dysphagia and aspiration.
Expert review of gastroenterology & hepatology. 14(6):411-424 [DOI] 10.1080/17474124.2020.1769475. [PMID] 32657208.
2020
High-dose Botulinum Toxin Therapy: Safety, Benefit, and Endurance of Efficacy.
Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.). 10 [DOI] 10.7916/tohm.v0.749. [PMID] 32149014.
2020
Long-term clinical outcomes of bilateral GPi deep brain stimulation in advanced Parkinson’s disease: 5 years and beyond.
Journal of neurosurgery. 135(2):601-610 [DOI] 10.3171/2020.6.JNS20617. [PMID] 33035998.
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
Potential role for rTMS in treating Primary Orthostatic Tremor.
Brain stimulation. 13(4):1105-1107 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2020.05.004. [PMID] 32422175.
2018
Combined effects of rTMS and botulinum toxin therapy in benign essential blepharospasm.
Brain stimulation. 11(3):645-647 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2018.02.004. [PMID] 29530449.
2018
Globus Pallidum DBS for Task-Specific Dystonia in a Professional Golfer.
Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.). 8 [DOI] 10.7916/D83X9Q9D. [PMID] 30402336.
2014
Neonatal citrullinemia: novel, reversible neuroimaging findings correlated with ammonia level changes.
Pediatric neurology. 51(4):553-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.07.010. [PMID] 25266618.

Grants

Mar 2022 ACTIVE
A Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Dose Range Finding Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Tolerability, Safety, and Efficacy of PRAX-944 in the Treatment of Adults with Essential Tremor
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: SYNEOS HEALTH via PRAXIS PRECISION MEDICINES

Education

Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation Fellowship
2020 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Neurology Residency
2018 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Internal Medicine Internship
2015 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
2014 · University of Central Florida

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(904) 244-9488
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
580 W 8TH ST
JACKSONVILLE FL 32209
Business Street:
580 W 8TH ST
JACKSONVILLE FL 32209