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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 include board-certified, fellowship-trained movement disorder neurologists, advanced practice providers, nurses and medical office assistants. Our areas of clinical interest include Parkinson's Disease, tremor, dystonia, tics, myoclonus, Huntington's Disease, dementias associated with Movement Disorders and other choreas. 

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

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, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry and our pediatric neurologists to provide compassionate care and treatment not only for adults but also for children afflicted by movement disorders.

We are engaged in clinical research and work closely with scientists from our institution and other regional and national institutions to understand the underlying causes of movement disorders with the goal to 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 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
  • Movement Disorders 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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