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Our clinical team
DBS programming
Thorough evaluations

Movement Disorders

The Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Program at Upstate Medical University offers comprehensive care for a variety of movement disorders.

Our team of medical professionals includes a board-certified, fellowship-trained movement disorders neurologist, a nurse practitioner, nurses, administrative assistants and medical office assistants with experience in management of patients suffering with Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia, tics, myoclonus, Huntington disease and other choreas, as well as dementias associated with movement disorders.

In collaboration with our colleagues from functional neurosurgery, we have developed a successful movement disorders surgical program that offers deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatment and post-surgical management for patients with Parkinson's disease and essential tremor.

We offer specialized treatment with botulinum toxin injections for dystonia and spasticity, and apomorphine injections for Parkinson's disease. We work closely with specialists in genetics, radiology, PM&R, psychiatry, and our pediatric neurologists to provide compassionate care and treatment not only for adults but also for children afflicted by movement disorders.

We have also a strong interest in clinical research and we work closely with basic scientists from our institution and from other institutions in the region and nationally, to understand the underlying causes of movement disorders and develop effective treatments.

Dragos L Mihaila, MD

Dragos L Mihaila, MD
Appointed 07/07/11
808 Jacobsen Hall
175 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Neurology: Movement Disorders

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Neurology


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Henry Ford Hospital, 2002, Movement Disorders
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania Health System, 2000, Neurology
  • MD: Institutul De Medicina Si Farmacie, Bucuresti, Romania, 1990

Clinical Interests

  • I direct the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program at University Hospital. I consult on patients with a variety of movement disorders: Parkinsonism, dystonia, chorea, tics, myoclonus, gait disorders and restless legs syndrome. I evaluate possible candidates for surgical treatment of movement disorders and manage the stimulators in patients that had Deep Brain Stimulation.

Research Interests

  • Motor fluctuations and non-motor problems of Parkinson's disease; surgical treatment of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders; experimental therapies for Parkinson's disease

Clinical Trials

  • A 12-Month, Dose-Level Blinded Study Investigating the Safety and Efficacy of CVT-301 (Levodopa Inhalation Power) in Parkinson's Disease Patients with Motor Response Fluctuations (OFF Phenomena)
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  • A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of urate elevating Inosine treatment to slow clinical decline in early Parkinson’s disease (PD)
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Specialties & Certification

  • Neurology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Blepharospasm
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Huntington's disease
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Tic Disorders


  • Adults and Children


  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)


  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

Languages Spoken (Other Than English)

  • Romanian

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