Pamela R Zeilman

Pamela R Zeilman,

Nurse Practitioner

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

About Pamela R Zeilman

Pam obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Florida in 1995. She practiced at Shands Hospital and the VA Medical Intensive Care Unit as a registered nurse. She obtained her Master’s of Science in Adult Health Nursing at the University of Florida in 2006. She has been credentialed with the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2007. She has also completed the National Parkinson Foundation Allied Team Training.

Pam joined the UF Health Movement Disorders team in 2006 and has received advanced training with movement disorder experts. She is an expert Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) programmer focusing on Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor, Multiple Sclerosis tremor, post stroke tremor, traumatic brain injury tremor, Dystonia, Tourette’s, OCD, Alzheimer’s and a variety of other rare movement disorders. She is an expert at programming DBS devices including Medtronic, Abbott and Boston Scientific systems.

She has assisted in training over 40 UF Neurology Movement Disorder fellows on DBS programming as well as various visiting providers that have followed her to gain more knowledge regarding DBS programming. She has given over 60 lectures on DBS programming to PD support groups, Neurology Residents, Neurology Fellows and physical therapy students. She has been invited as an expert for Medscape Neurology Roundtable Discussion on Parkinson’s Disease psychosis. She also served as an expert for a roundtable publication called Counseling Points on various Parkinson disease topics.

Pam assists in the coordination of the DBS program at the Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases. She is a critical part of our DBS surgery interdisciplinary meetings and participates in all of our DBS research studies.

Accomplishments

Program Builder Award
2019 · University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Normal Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases
Clinic Hospitality Award
2017 · University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders
University of Florida Presidential Recognition
1995 · University of Florida
University of Florida Presidential Recognition
1994 · University of Florida
Volunteen of the Year
1986 · Pensacola American Red Cross

Board Certifications

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
    ANCC – American Nurses Credentialing Center

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

Publications

2023
Interactive mobile application for Parkinson’s disease deep brain stimulation (MAP DBS): An open-label, multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 109 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2023.105346. [PMID] 36966051.
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. [PMID] 34329566.
2021
Home Health Management of Parkinson Disease Deep Brain Stimulation: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
JAMA neurology. 78(8):972-981 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaneurol.2021.1910. [PMID] 34180949.
2021
Pallidal Connectivity Profiling of Stimulation-Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson’s Disease.
Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. 36(2):380-388 [DOI] 10.1002/mds.28324. [PMID] 33002233.
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
Longitudinal follow-up with VIM thalamic deep brain stimulation for dystonic or essential tremor.
Neurology. 94(10):e1073-e1084 [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0000000000008875. [PMID] 32047071.
2019
Rescue levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) therapy in Parkinson’s disease patients with suboptimal response to deep brain stimulation.
Annals of clinical and translational neurology. 6(10):1989-1995 [DOI] 10.1002/acn3.50889. [PMID] 31518070.
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.
2017
DBS Programming: An Evolving Approach for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
Parkinson's disease. 2017 [DOI] 10.1155/2017/8492619. [PMID] 29147598.
2016
Deep Brain Stimulation in a Case of Mitochondrial Disease.
Movement disorders clinical practice. 3(2):139-145 [DOI] 10.1002/mdc3.12241. [PMID] 30713906.
2016
Tailored deep brain stimulation optimization for improved airway protective outcomes in Parkinson’s disease.
Interdisciplinary neurosurgery : Advanced techniques and case management. 5:3-5 [PMID] 27795943.
2016
Treatment of ADCY5-Associated Dystonia, Chorea, and Hyperkinetic Disorders With Deep Brain Stimulation: A Multicenter Case Series.
Journal of child neurology. 31(8):1027-35 [DOI] 10.1177/0883073816635749. [PMID] 27052971.
2014
Atrophy and other potential factors affecting long term deep brain stimulation response: a case series.
PloS one. 9(10) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0111561. [PMID] 25360599.
2014
Brittle Dyskinesia Following STN but not GPi Deep Brain Stimulation.
Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.). 4 [DOI] 10.7916/D8KS6PPR. [PMID] 24932426.
2014
Outcomes, management, and potential mechanisms of interleaving deep brain stimulation settings.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 20(12):1434-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2014.10.011. [PMID] 25457819.
2014
Rescue GPi-DBS for a Stroke-associated Hemiballism in a Patient with STN-DBS.
Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.). 4 [DOI] 10.7916/D8XP72WF. [PMID] 24587970.
2013
Differential and better response to deep brain stimulation of chorea compared to dystonia in Huntington’s disease.
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. 91(2):129-33 [DOI] 10.1159/000341070. [PMID] 23343665.
2013
Gait variability magnitude but not structure is altered in essential tremor.
Journal of biomechanics. 46(15):2682-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.07.039. [PMID] 24011360.
2013
Magnitude But Not Structure of Gait Variability Is Altered in Persons With Essential Tremor
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45(5, 1)
2013
Management of deep brain stimulator battery failure: battery estimators, charge density, and importance of clinical symptoms.
PloS one. 8(3) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0058665. [PMID] 23536810.
2013
Taking a better history for behavioral issues pre- and post-deep brain stimulation: issues missed by standardized scales.
Neuromodulation : journal of the International Neuromodulation Society. 16(1):35-9; discussion 39 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1525-1403.2012.00477.x. [PMID] 22748071.
2012
Deep brain stimulation response in pathologically confirmed cases of multiple system atrophy.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 18(1):86-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2011.09.008. [PMID] 21983018.
2012
GPi and STN deep brain stimulation can suppress dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 18(7):814-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2012.03.022. [PMID] 22525365.
2012
Improvement of both dystonia and tics with 60 Hz pallidal deep brain stimulation.
The International journal of neuroscience. 122(9):519-22 [DOI] 10.3109/00207454.2012.683219. [PMID] 22494180.
2012
Low-Frequency Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia: Lower is Not Always Better.
Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.). 2 [DOI] 10.7916/D85X27PH. [PMID] 23450104.
2011
A pilot study of human brain tissue post-magnetic resonance imaging: information from the National Deep Brain Stimulation Brain Tissue Network (DBS-BTN).
NeuroImage. 54 Suppl 1:S233-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.09.014. [PMID] 20849960.
2011
Delayed clinical improvement after deep brain stimulation-related subdural hematoma. Report of 4 cases.
Journal of neurosurgery. 115(2):289-94 [DOI] 10.3171/2011.3.JNS101424. [PMID] 21476805.
2011
Do patient’s get angrier following STN, GPi, and thalamic deep brain stimulation.
NeuroImage. 54 Suppl 1:S227-32 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.09.077. [PMID] 20932923.
2011
Mixed results for GPi-DBS in the treatment of cranio-facial and cranio-cervical dystonia symptoms.
Journal of neurology. 258(11):2069-74 [DOI] 10.1007/s00415-011-6075-0. [PMID] 21553081.
2011
Rescue leads: a salvage technique for selected patients with a suboptimal response to standard DBS therapy.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 17(6):451-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2011.03.009. [PMID] 21482169.
2011
Steady or not following thalamic deep brain stimulation for essential tremor.
Journal of neurology. 258(9):1643-8 [DOI] 10.1007/s00415-011-5986-0. [PMID] 21442464.
2011
The national DBS brain tissue network pilot study: need for more tissue and more standardization.
Cell and tissue banking. 12(3):219-31 [DOI] 10.1007/s10561-010-9189-1. [PMID] 20589432.
2011
Unilateral GPi-DBS as a treatment for levodopa-induced respiratory dyskinesia in Parkinson disease.
The neurologist. 17(5):282-5 [DOI] 10.1097/NRL.0b013e318217367b. [PMID] 21881473.
2010
A closer look at unilateral versus bilateral deep brain stimulation: results of the National Institutes of Health COMPARE cohort.
Journal of neurosurgery. 113(6):1224-9 [DOI] 10.3171/2010.8.JNS10312. [PMID] 20849215.
2010
An evaluation of rating scales utilized for deep brain stimulation for dystonia.
Journal of neurology. 257(1):44-58 [DOI] 10.1007/s00415-009-5261-9. [PMID] 19639382.
2010
Differential response of dystonia and parkinsonism following globus pallidus internus deep brain stimulation in X-linked dystonia-parkinsonism (Lubag).
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. 88(5):329-33 [DOI] 10.1159/000319961. [PMID] 20714213.
2010
Prevalence of Twiddler’s syndrome as a cause of deep brain stimulation hardware failure.
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. 88(6):353-9 [DOI] 10.1159/000319039. [PMID] 20861658.
2010
Should we consider Vim thalamic deep brain stimulation for select cases of severe refractory dystonic tremor.
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. 88(2):98-104 [DOI] 10.1159/000289354. [PMID] 20197711.
2009
Cognition and mood in Parkinson’s disease in subthalamic nucleus versus globus pallidus interna deep brain stimulation: the COMPARE trial.
Annals of neurology. 65(5):586-95 [DOI] 10.1002/ana.21596. [PMID] 19288469.
2008
A case-based review of troubleshooting deep brain stimulator issues in movement and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 14(7):532-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2008.01.001. [PMID] 18325819.
2008
Clinical cases where lesion therapy was chosen over deep brain stimulation.
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. 86(3):147-52 [DOI] 10.1159/000120426. [PMID] 18334856.
2008
Deep brain stimulation of the ventral intermediate nucleus of the thalamus in medically refractory orthostatic tremor: preliminary observations.
Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. 23(16):2357-62 [DOI] 10.1002/mds.22271. [PMID] 18759339.
2008
Reoperation for suboptimal outcomes after deep brain stimulation surgery.
Neurosurgery. 63(4):754-60; discussion 760 [DOI] 10.1227/01.NEU.0000325492.58799.35. [PMID] 18981887.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Health
2006 · University of Florida
Bacherlor Science of Nursing
1995 · University of Florida

Contact Details

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