Shilpa Chitnis is Professor of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She has been involved in the care of patients with movement disorders and education in the field for the past 19 years. Dr. Chitnis received her medical degree from Grant Medical College in Bombay, India. She completed her PhD in Pharmacology and Rresidency in Neurology from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, along with her Neurology residency also from Tulane. She completed a fellowship in movement disorders from Louisiana State University (LSU) Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. She serves as fellowship director for the Movement disorders program and was Associate Program director for the Neurology residency program at UT Southwestern from 2007-2017. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN) and American Neurological Association (FANA) and member of the International Parkinson disease and Movement Disorders Society. She is the medical director of the deep brain stimulation program for movement disorders at UT Southwestern. She has recently authored and co-edited a handbook of movement disorders published by the Oxford American Neurological Library in 2011 and another recent book, “Deep Brain Stimulation, a case-based approach” in July 2020. She is an author of multiple peer reviewed journal publications and ad hoc reviewer for numerous scientific journals including Movement Disorders journal, JAMA Neurology. She is one of the 5 lead facilitators for the MDS-LEAP program, a leadership program for young neurologists to take on leadership roles within MDS and the field of Neurology.
- UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Plano, TX