Our Team

Richard Dewey Jr., M.D.

Richard Dewey Jr., M.D.

Professor; Section Chief, Movement Disorders

Richard Dewey, M.D., was trained in Neurology and Movement Disorders at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, having received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. In July 1994, he joined the neurology faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he helped to create the Clinical Center for Movement Disorders which he directs. Dr. Dewey is now Professor of Neurology, and has been involved in a number of clinical research projects in the field of movement disorders. His primary research interests are in therapeutics of Parkinson's disease, and he is currently working on NIH-funded projects studying disease modification and measurement of cognition in PD. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a member of the American Neurological Association.

Shilpa Chitnis, M.D., Ph.D.

Shilpa Chitnis, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor; Fellowship Director, Movement Disorders; Associate Residency Program Director

Shilpa Chitnis, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern. She received her medical degree from Grant Medical College in Bombay, India, and completed her Ph.D. in Pharmacology and a residency in neurology at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Dr. Chitnis then did a fellowship in movement disorders at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans. She has been involved in the care of patients with movement disorders for the past 12 years. Dr. Chitnis serves as Fellowship Director for Movement Disorders and Associate Program Director for the Neurology Residency at UT Southwestern. Her clinical interests include Parkinson’s disease and various movement disorders with a special interest in deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia.

Padraig E. O'Suilleabhain, M.D.

Padraig E. O'Suilleabhain, M.D.

Professor

Padraig O’Suilleabhain, M.D., attended medical school at Trinity College Dublin. Following neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, he completed fellowships in Movement Disorders and Clinical Investigation, also at the Mayo Clinic. He joined UT Southwestern in 1998. His clinical interests are primarily in treating Parkinson’s disease, tremors of various sorts, Huntington disease, and dystonia disorders. He is involved in research on medical treatments for each of these conditions. Procedures include deep brain stimulation, botulinum toxin injection into overactive muscles, and management of intrathecal baclofen pumps.

Pravin Khemani, M.D.

Pravin Khemani, M.D.

Associate Professor; Medical Director, Parkland Neurology Clinic

Pravin Khemani, M.D., completed his neurology training followed by a fellowship in neuromuscular disorders at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He received his medical school diploma from Wayne State University School of Medicine, in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Khemani trained in the Movement Disorders program at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he served as faculty for two years after finishing his fellowship. He joined the division of Movement Disorders at UT Southwestern in July 2011 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics. Dr. Khemani manages a wide variety of movement disorders affecting motor control and gait including Parkinson’s disease. He offers chemodenervation with botulinum toxin for dystonia and spasticity. He is involved in the multidisciplinary deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery program and is interested in clinical research of medications and other therapies to improve functional outcome in movement disorders. Education of fellows, residents, and medical students is integral to his work.