Bhavana Patel

Bhavana Patel, DO

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-MOVEMENT DISORDER
Business Phone: (352) 273-5550

About Bhavana Patel

Dr. Bhavana Patel, DO, MS is currently an assistant professor in the Division of Movement disorders and Behavioral Neurology at the University of Florida. She joined the UF Department of Neurology and the Fixel Institute in 2019.

Dr. Patel graduated from Butler University in 2008 with a double major in chemistry and Spanish, followed by a Master’s degree in Biology at Purdue University in Indianapolis. She completed medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic medicine in 2013, followed by a preliminary internal medicine year and neurology residency at University of Kansas in 2017. During her residency she received awards for her residency research projects and was recognized by the medical student body for her excellence in teaching. In her final year of training she served as Chief Resident.

Upon completion of her neurology training she pursued a two year fellowship in Movement Disorders and additional training in cognitive disorders and dementias at UF from 2017-2019. She has a personal connection to Dementia with Lewy Bodies and during her training she completed additional clinical and research training in Lewy Body disease under the mentorship of Dr. Melissa Armstrong. In 2018 she was the inaugural recipient of the Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Dementia with Lewy Bodies from the American Brain Foundation and the Mary E. Groff Charitable trust, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Patel’s research interests include improving the delivery of specialized healthcare in Lewy body dementia, applications of technology to improve health outcomes, and neurostimulation for movement and cognitive disorders.

Currently her NIH funded research focuses on developing a LBD centric telemedicine program with access to a multidisciplinary team of exerts in LBD and using smartwatch technology to objectively measure life space mobility.

She has presented her research at multiple international conferences including an International Lewy Body Dementia Conference, International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Society, Academy of Neurology, and World Parkinson Congress.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2021
MDC7800 Neurology Clerkship
2022
PAS5020 Intro to Medicine 2

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Neurology
Areas of Interest
  • Dementia
  • Dystonia
  • Essential tremor
  • Movement – uncontrollable
  • Movement – uncontrolled or slow
  • Movement – uncoordinated
  • Movement – unpredictable or jerky
  • Tremor disorders

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-6419-0139

Publications

2022
Clinical Reasoning: A Case of Acute Akinetic Mutism and Encephalopathy
Neurology. [DOI] 10.1212/wnl.0000000000201207.
2022
Connectomic analysis of unilateral dual-lead thalamic deep brain stimulation for treatment of multiple sclerosis tremor.
Brain communications. 4(2) [DOI] 10.1093/braincomms/fcac063. [PMID] 35368612.
2022
Identifying Parkinson Risk Markers in Primary Care-Old Associations and New Insights.
JAMA neurology. 79(4):331-333 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaneurol.2021.5542. [PMID] 35254404.
2022
Outcome Measures for Dementia With Lewy Body Clinical Trials: A Review.
Alzheimer disease and associated disorders. 36(1):64-72 [DOI] 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000473. [PMID] 34393189.
2022
RCT protocol for driving performance in people with Parkinson’s using autonomous in-vehicle technologies.
Contemporary clinical trials communications. 28 [DOI] 10.1016/j.conctc.2022.100954. [PMID] 35812823.
2021
Advances and Future Directions of Neuromodulation in Neurologic Disorders.
Neurologic clinics. 39(1):71-85 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ncl.2020.09.004. [PMID] 33223090.
2021
Case Report: Deep Brain Stimulation of the Nucleus Basalis of Meynert for Advanced Alzheimer’s Disease.
Frontiers in human neuroscience. 15 [DOI] 10.3389/fnhum.2021.645584. [PMID] 34122027.
2021
Clinical Care and Unmet Needs of Individuals With Dementia With Lewy Bodies and Caregivers: An Interview Study.
Alzheimer disease and associated disorders. 35(4):327-334 [DOI] 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000459. [PMID] 34034295.
2021
Deep brain stimulation programming strategies: segmented leads, independent current sources, and future technology
Expert Review of Medical Devices. 18(9):875-891 [DOI] 10.1080/17434440.2021.1962286.
2021
Frequency of suicidal ideation and associated clinical features in Lewy body dementia.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 90:33-37 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2021.07.029. [PMID] 34352608.
2021
Mediterranean Diet Adherence in People With Parkinson’s Disease Reduces Constipation Symptoms and Changes Fecal Microbiota After a 5-Week Single-Arm Pilot Study.
Frontiers in neurology. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fneur.2021.794640. [PMID] 35002935.
2021
Response to Telemedicine Visits From Patients With Parkinsonism During the COVID-19 Pandemic on Postvisit Surveys.
Journal of patient experience. 8 [DOI] 10.1177/2374373521997224. [PMID] 34179388.
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
The Effects of Group Therapeutic Singing on Cortisol and Motor Symptoms in Persons With Parkinson’s Disease.
Frontiers in human neuroscience. 15 [DOI] 10.3389/fnhum.2021.703382. [PMID] 34381345.
2021
Wearable sensor-driven responsive deep brain stimulation for essential tremor
Brain Stimulation. 14(6):1434-1443 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2021.09.002.
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.
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
Deep brain stimulation and other surgical modalities for the management of essential tremor.
Expert review of medical devices. 17(8):817-833 [DOI] 10.1080/17434440.2020.1806709. [PMID] 33081571.
2020
Deep brain stimulation for Tourette’s syndrome.
Translational neurodegeneration. 9 [DOI] 10.1186/s40035-020-0183-7. [PMID] 31956406.
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
Musical pleasure beneficially alters stride and arm swing amplitude during rhythmically-cued walking in people with Parkinson’s disease.
Human movement science. 74 [DOI] 10.1016/j.humov.2020.102718. [PMID] 33232856.
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
Research priorities of caregivers and individuals with dementia with Lewy bodies: An interview study
PLOS ONE. 15(10) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0239279. [PMID] 33027276.
2018
Is deep brain stimulation therapy underutilized for movement disorders?
Expert review of neurotherapeutics. 18(12):899-901 [DOI] 10.1080/14737175.2018.1538791. [PMID] 30350730.

Grants

Sep 2021 ACTIVE
Multi-Stakeholder Engagement for Interdisciplinary Telehealth in Lewy Body Dementia
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Jan 2021 ACTIVE
Life space mobility in Lewy Body Dementia
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOUNDATION
Jun 2020 – Jun 2022
TOPAZ Enrollment/Medical Records Confirmation Agreement
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PARKINSONS FOU
Jul 2018 – Jun 2020
Investigating Patterns of Care for Dementia with Lewy Bodies in Florida
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMER ACAD OF NEUROLOGY

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-5550
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100268
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
3011 SW WILLISTON RD RM 1103
GAINESVILLE FL 32608