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    Padma Mahant, MD

    Movement Disorders (602) 406-6262

    Padma Mahant, MD, is a neurologist at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Dr. Mahant’s expertise includes diagnosis and management of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and ataxia. She is dedicated to helping each of her patients improve their quality of life. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Parkinson’s Study Group, and the Movement Disorder Society.

    Dr. Mahant received her medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She completed her residency in neurology at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, and her fellowship in movement disorders at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center at Barrow.

    Dr. Mahant’s research has included the study of risk factors for blepharospasm, improving posture and gait in Parkinson’s disease patients, and several clinical trials of pharmaceuticals to potentially treat Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

    For more information or to request an appointment, please call (602) 406-6262.

    Fax: (602) 406-6261

    Education & Training
    • Fellowship, Barrow Neurological Institute, Movement Disorders, 2000-2001
    • Residency, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, Neurology, 1996-1999
    • Internship, SUNY at Buffalo Millard Fillmore Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1995-1996
    • MD, The Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1995
    • BA, The College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, Biology, 1991
    Professional Memberships
    • Movement Disorder Society
    • American Academy of Neurology
    • Parkinson’s Study Group
    Honors and Awards
    • Patient’s Choice Award
    • Health Grades Honor Roll
    Selected Publications
    1. Mirzadeh Z, Chapple K, Lambert M, Evidente VG, Mahant P, Ospina MC, Samanta J, Moguel-Cobos G, Salins N, Lieberman A, Tröster AI, Dhall R, Ponce FA. Parkinson’s disease outcomes after intraoperative CT-guided “asleep” deep brain stimulation in the globus pallidus internusJ Neurosurg. 2015 Oct 9:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
    2. Krishnamurthi N, Mulligan S, Mahant P, Samanta J, Abbas JJ. Deep brain stimulation amplitude alters posture shift velocity in Parkinson’s disease. Cogn Neurodyn. Aug 2012;6(4):325-332.
    3. Peckham EL, Lopez G, Shamim EA, Richardson SP, Sanku S, Malkani R, Stacy M, Mahant P, Crawley A, Singleton A, Hallett M. Clinical features of patients with blepharospasm: a report of 240 patients. Eur J Neurol. Mar 2011;18(3):382-386.
    4. Sabbagh MN, Lahti T, Connor DJ, Caviness JN, Shill H, Vedders L, Mahant P, Samanta J, Burns RS, Evidente VG, Driver-Dunckley E, Reisberg B, Bircea S, Adler CH. Functional ability correlates with cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2007;24(5):327-334.
    5. Caviness JN, Hentz JG, Evidente VG, Driver-Dunckley E, Samanta J, Mahant P, Connor DJ, Sabbagh MN, Shill HA, Adler CH. Both early and late cognitive dysfunction affects the electroencephalogram in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. Aug 2007;13(6):348-354.
    6. Longstaff MG, Mahant PR, Stacy MA, Van Gemmert AW, Leis BC, Stelmach GE. Discrete and dynamic scaling of the size of continuous graphic movements of parkinsonian patients and elderly controls. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. Mar 2003;74(3):299-304.

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