Our clinical team
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
808 Jacobsen Hall
175 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Clinical Section Affiliations
- Neurology: Movement Disorders
Research Programs and Affiliations
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
- 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.
- 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)
- A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of urate elevating Inosine treatment to slow clinical decline in early Parkinson’s disease (PD)
Specialties & Certification
Diseases & Conditions Treated
- Essential Tremor
- Huntington's disease
- Parkinson's Disease
- Tic Disorders
- Botulinum Toxin Injections
- Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
- American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Current Hospital Privileges
- Upstate University Hospital
Languages Spoken (Other Than English)
Clinical Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/findadoc/mihailad
Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/mihailad