Tao Xie, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Tao Xie, MD, PhD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), multiple system atrophy (MSA), cortical basal ganglionic degeneration (CBGD), Huntington's disease (HD) and chorea, tremor, dystonia, hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, tics, and Tourette syndrome. He uses medications, botulinum toxin injection and deep brain stimulation surgery for treatment of these neurological conditions.
In his clinical research, Dr. Xie studies the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of various movement disorders. He is actively involved in clinical trials for Parkinson’s disease, PSP and HD. His laboratory research is focused on identifying and characterizing genes related to Parkinson's disease and dopaminergic neuron degeneration.
Dr. Xie is a physician in the University of Chicago Center for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. Dedicated as a Center for Advanced Research by the American Parkinson Disease Association, this multidisciplinary center combines clinical expertise with state-of-the-art therapies and groundbreaking research.
The University of Chicago Medicine
Center for Advanced Medicine
Year Started Practice
Zhejiang University, China
Internship and Residency
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta
Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, New York
Additional Graduate Degree
PhD, The University of Hong Kong
American Academy of Neurology
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Read More About Dr. Xie
Dr. Xie precisely targeted a quiet grouping of neurons and implanted an electrode in Betty Bertram's brain to control the essential tremor afflicting the left side of her body. Read Betty's story.
View a partial list of Dr. Xie's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.