Aparna A Wagle Shukla M.D.
About Aparna A Wagle Shukla
Dr. Wagle Shukla is an Associate Professor in the movement disorders division of the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida. Dr. Wagle Shukla received training in movement disorders from the University of Toronto, Canada and has been a faculty at the University of Florida for the last ten years.
Dr. Wagle Shukla’s goal of practice is to provide the highest level of quality care to patients with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremors, chorea, and many other movement disorders. She is experienced and proficient in the administration of botulinum toxin for dystonia, sialorrhea, migraines, and spasticity. The University of Florida is world renowned for deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. DBS is a highly effective treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, Tourette syndrome, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She plays an active role in the DBS program at the University of Florida. She provides expertise for microelectrode recording during DBS surgeries for accurate placement of the electrode in the brain. She also provides outpatient care for these patients through DBS programming.
- Movement – uncontrollable
- Parkinson disease
- Sydenham chorea
- Tourette syndrome
Dr. Wagle Shukla is committed to research in movement disorders in many ways. She is the director for transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) Laboratory and the co-director for clinical trials in essential tremor, dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and Tourette syndrome to develop better treatments for these conditions. Dr. Wagle Shukla has been appointed as the Director for the Neurophysiology core research lab at the Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases. The mission of the core lab is to advance the electrophysiological understanding of tremors, dystonia, myoclonus, and psychogenic movement disorders. She is the clinical director for Tyler’s Hope Foundation for Dystonia and a member of Tremor Research Group.
Dr. Wagle Shukla is working on many projects to elucidate the mechanisms underlying dystonia, dystonia treatments and develop novel treatments for dystonia, particularly involving the use of noninvasive repetitive TMS in conjunction with oral pharmacological therapies, botulinum toxin injections, and DBS surgery. She is working on increasing the applications of rehabilitation therapies in the field of movement disorders. Similarly, Dr. Wagle Shukla is also working on many tremor disorders, including essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, dystonic tremor, and orthostatic tremor. She has been awarded numerous grants for this research through the Dystonia Coalition, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, CTSI at UF (National Institute of Health sponsored KL2 grant), Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Fund, Blepharospasm Research Foundation, National Organization for Rare Disorders and the National Institute of Health (NINDS K23 Grant). She has made several international presentations on her research and has more than 70 publications in many prestigious peer-reviewed journals including, Brain, Neurology, Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Movement Disorders.