Tracy Tholanikunnel

Tracy Tholanikunnel, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-MOVEMENT DISORDER
Business Phone: (352) 294-5000

About Tracy Tholanikunnel

My name is Tracy Tholanikunnel, MD, and I am a Clinical Assistant Professor at UF College of Medicine department of Neurology in the division of movement disorders. I received my medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Following medical school, I completed an internship in internal medicine and my residency in adult neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Afterward, I completed my fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Florida.

Every day, I am inspired by the resilience and dedication of patients in the movement disorders clinic. I decided to specialize in movement disorders because I enjoy having a longitudinal relationship with my patients and utilizing the opportunities for research to constantly improve treatments for my patients. As a physician, I encourage all my patients to ask questions and address concerns so we are able to work together to reach their goals.

Patients see me for various conditions and treatments that include general movement disorders, Parkinson’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, atypical parkinsonism, tremor, dystonia and deep brain stimulation.

During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and exploring Gainesville and its surrounding areas.

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Neurology
Areas of Interest
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Dystonia
  • Secondary parkinsonism
  • Tremor disorders

Publications

2022
A randomized clinical trial of burst vs. spaced physical therapy for Parkinsons disease.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 97:57-62 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2022.02.021. [PMID] 35325665.
2022
Neuroimaging Pearls from the MDS Congress Video Challenge. Part 2: Acquired Disorders
Movement Disorders Clinical Practice. 9(3):311-325 [DOI] 10.1002/mdc3.13415.
2021
Effect of a Mediterranean diet intervention on gastrointestinal function in Parkinson’s disease (the MEDI-PD study): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
BMJ open. 11(9) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053336. [PMID] 34551955.
2016
Regulation of nucleolin expression by miR-194, miR-206, and HuR.
Molecular and cellular biochemistry. 417(1-2):141-53 [DOI] 10.1007/s11010-016-2721-2. [PMID] 27221739.
2015
In vitro comparison of bradykinin degradation by aliskiren, a renin inhibitor, and an inhibitor of angiotensin-converting enzyme.
Journal of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system : JRAAS. 16(2):321-7 [DOI] 10.1177/1470320313491997. [PMID] 23764715.
2010
Treatment of episodes of hereditary angioedema with C1 inhibitor: serial assessment of observed abnormalities of the plasma bradykinin-forming pathway and fibrinolysis.
Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 104(1):50-4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.anai.2009.11.014. [PMID] 20143645.

Grants

Mar 2022 ACTIVE
Smartphone phenotype collection for diagnostic screening of mild cognitive impairment
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: PARABON NANOLABS via NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Jan 2021 ACTIVE
Characterizing Cognitive Fluctuations in Lewy Body Dementia to Improve Care and Research
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOUNDATION

Education

Fellowship, Movement Disorders
2020-2022 · University of Florida
Residency, Adult Neurology
2017-2020 · Medical College of Wisconsin
Internship, Internal Medicine
2016-2017 · Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical School
2012-2016 · Medical University of South Carolina

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5000
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100268
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
3011 SW WILLISTON RD RM 1103
GAINESVILLE FL 32608