Ludy Shih MDAssistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Co-Director, Deep Brain Stimulation Program; Clinical Director, Division of Movement Disorders, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Dr. Shih completed fellowship training in movement disorders at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, with particular interests in quantification of motor abnormalities in Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, as well as in deep brain stimulation for both those conditions. Dr. Shih became the Director of the BIDMC Deep Brain Stimulation program for patients with tremor, dystonia and Parkinson’s disease. In addition, Dr. Shih further developed interests in remote monitoring of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor and completed a program in clinical investigation focused on these two areas. Since then, Dr. Shih’s work has been focused on establishing an essential tremor repository at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, focusing investigative efforts on understanding the physiology of tremor and the mechanisms of both tremorgenesis and disease severity. Dr. Shih’s work aims to combine motor physiology, noninvasive stimulation and multi-modal neuroimaging through a K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Career Development Award. Dr. Shih currently serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the International Essential Tremor Foundation as well as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Tremor Research Group. She is ideally positioned to take advantage of the opportunity to learn additional research skills that will help her become an independent investigator.