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Wissam G Deeb MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentNeurology
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester MA 01605
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    Dr. Deeb has a clinical and research interest in Parkinson’s disease and Tourette syndrome, focusing on incorporating technological advancements such as wearable devices.


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    1. Holanda VM, Eisinger RS, Almeida L, Tsuboi T, Wang H, Okun MS, Deeb W, Patterson A, Wagle Shukla A, Lobo Lopes J, Foote KD. Evolution of Globus Pallidus Targeting for Parkinson's and Dystonia Deep Brain Stimulation: A 15-Year Experience. Front Neurol. 2021; 12:679918. PMID: 34456844.
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    2. Patel B, Chiu S, Wong JK, Patterson A, Deeb W, Burns M, Zeilman P, Wagle-Shukla A, Almeida L, Okun MS, Ramirez-Zamora A. Deep Brain Stimulation Programming Strategies: Segmented Leads, Independent Current Sources and Future Technology. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2021 Jul 30. PMID: 34329566.
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    3. Roy Lin CY, Rosendale N, Deeb W. Expanding sexual and gender minority research in movement disorders: More than awareness and acceptance. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2021 May 24. PMID: 34088617.
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    4. Neudorfer C, Elias GJB, Jakobs M, Boutet A, Germann J, Narang K, Loh A, Paff M, Horn A, Kucharczyk W, Deeb W, Salvato B, Almeida L, Foote KD, Rosenberg PB, Tang-Wai DF, Anderson WS, Mari Z, Ponce FA, Wolk DA, Burke AD, Salloway S, Sabbagh MN, Chakravarty MM, Smith GS, Lyketsos CG, Okun MS, Lozano AM. Mapping autonomic, mood, and cognitive effects of hypothalamic region deep brain stimulation. Brain. 2021 Apr 26. PMID: 33905474.
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    5. Vedam-Mai V, Deisseroth K, Giordano J, Lazaro-Munoz G, Chiong W, Suthana N, Langevin JP, Gill J, Goodman W, Provenza NR, Halpern CH, Shivacharan RS, Cunningham TN, Sheth SA, Pouratian N, Scangos KW, Mayberg HS, Horn A, Johnson KA, Butson CR, Gilron R, de Hemptinne C, Wilt R, Yaroshinsky M, Little S, Starr P, Worrell G, Shirvalkar P, Chang E, Volkmann J, Muthuraman M, Groppa S, Kühn AA, Li L, Johnson M, Otto KJ, Raike R, Goetz S, Wu C, Silburn P, Cheeran B, Pathak YJ, Malekmohammadi M, Gunduz A, Wong JK, Cernera S, Wagle Shukla A, Ramirez-Zamora A, Deeb W, Patterson A, Foote KD, Okun MS. Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank: Advances in Optogenetics, Ethical Issues Affecting DBS Research, Neuromodulatory Approaches for Depression, Adaptive Neurostimulation, and Emerging DBS Technologies. Front Hum Neurosci. 2021; 15:644593. PMID: 33953663.
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    6. Deeb W, Hess CW, Gamez N, Patel B, Moore K, Armstrong MJ. Response to Telemedicine Visits From Patients With Parkinsonism During the COVID-19 Pandemic on Postvisit Surveys. J Patient Exp. 2021; 8:2374373521997224. PMID: 34179388.
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    7. Martino D, Deeb W, Jimenez-Shahed J, Malaty I, Pringsheim TM, Fasano A, Ganos C, Wu W, Okun MS. The 5 Pillars in Tourette Syndrome Deep Brain Stimulation Patient Selection: Present and Future. Neurology. 2021 04 06; 96(14):664-676. PMID: 33593864.
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    8. Germann J, Elias GJB, Boutet A, Narang K, Neudorfer C, Horn A, Loh A, Deeb W, Salvato B, Almeida L, Foote KD, Rosenberg PB, Tang-Wai DF, Wolk DA, Burke AD, Salloway S, Sabbagh MN, Chakravarty MM, Smith GS, Lyketsos CG, Okun MS, Lozano AM. Brain structures and networks responsible for stimulation-induced memory flashbacks during forniceal deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement. 2021 Jan 21. PMID: 33480187.
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    9. Cen SS, Yu J, Wang Q, Deeb W, Wang KL, Shukla AW, Malaty I, Ramirez-Zamora A, Zhang JG, Hu W, Meng FG. Multidisciplinary Telemedicine Care for Tourette Syndrome: Minireview. Front Neurol. 2020; 11:573576. PMID: 33391146.
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    10. Chiu SY, Deeb W, Zeilman P, Ramirez-Zamora A, Patterson A, Patel B, Foote KD, Okun MS, Patel A, Almeida L. Brain Atrophy Following Deep Brain Stimulation: Management of a Moving Target. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2020 Oct 21; 10:46. PMID: 33133768.
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    11. Tsuboi T, Charbel M, Peterside DT, Rana M, Elkouzi A, Deeb W, Ramirez-Zamora A, Lemos Melo Lobo Jofili Lopes J, Almeida L, Zeilman PR, Eisinger RS, Foote KD, Okromelidze L, Grewal SS, Okun MS, Middlebrooks EH. Pallidal Connectivity Profiling of Stimulation-Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson's Disease. Mov Disord. 2020 Oct 01. PMID: 33002233.
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    12. Cagle JN, Deeb W, Eisinger RS, Molina R, Opri E, Holland MT, Foote KD, Okun MS, Gunduz A. Lead Repositioning Guided by Both Physiology and Atlas Based Targeting in Tourette Deep Brain Stimulation. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2020 Jul 08; 10:18. PMID: 32775032.
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    13. Wadhwa A, Schaefer S, Gerrard J, Deeb W, Okun MS, Patel A. Deep Brain Stimulation Target Selection in Co-Morbid Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2020 Jul 08; 10:17. PMID: 32775031.
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    14. Deeb W, Leentjens AFG, Mogilner AY, Servello D, Meng F, Zhang J, Galbiati TF, Okun MS. Deep brain stimulation lead removal in Tourette syndrome. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2020 Jun 25; 77:89-93. PMID: 32712563.
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    15. Tsuboi T, Au KLK, Deeb W, Almeida L, Foote KD, Okun MS, Ramirez-Zamora A. Motor outcomes and adverse effects of deep brain stimulation for dystonic tremor: A systematic review. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2020 Jun 08; 76:32-41. PMID: 32559631.
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    16. Ramirez-Zamora A, Giordano J, Gunduz A, Alcantara J, Cagle JN, Cernera S, Difuntorum P, Eisinger RS, Gomez J, Long S, Parks B, Wong JK, Chiu S, Patel B, Grill WM, Walker HC, Little SJ, Gilron R, Tinkhauser G, Thevathasan W, Sinclair NC, Lozano AM, Foltynie T, Fasano A, Sheth SA, Scangos K, Sanger TD, Miller J, Brumback AC, Rajasethupathy P, McIntyre C, Schlachter L, Suthana N, Kubu C, Sankary LR, Herrera-Ferrá K, Goetz S, Cheeran B, Steinke GK, Hess C, Almeida L, Deeb W, Foote KD, Okun MS. Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank: Advances in Neurophysiology, Adaptive DBS, Virtual Reality, Neuroethics and Technology. Front Hum Neurosci. 2020; 14:54. PMID: 32292333.
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    17. Chiu SY, Patel B, Burns MR, Legacy J, Wagle Shukla A, Ramirez-Zamora A, Deeb W, Malaty IA. High-dose Botulinum Toxin Therapy: Safety, Benefit, and Endurance of Efficacy. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2020; 10. PMID: 32149014.
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    18. Xu W, Zhang C, Deeb W, Patel B, Wu Y, Voon V, Okun MS, Sun B. Deep brain stimulation for Tourette's syndrome. Transl Neurodegener. 2020; 9:4. PMID: 31956406.
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    19. Deeb W, Malaty I. Deep Brain Stimulation for Tourette Syndrome: Potential Role in the Pediatric Population. J Child Neurol. 2020 Feb; 35(2):155-165. PMID: 31526168.
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    20. Ramirez-Zamora A, Giordano J, Boyden ES, Gradinaru V, Gunduz A, Starr PA, Sheth SA, McIntyre CC, Fox MD, Vitek J, Vedam-Mai V, Akbar U, Almeida L, Bronte-Stewart HM, Mayberg HS, Pouratian N, Gittis AH, Singer AC, Creed MC, Lazaro-Munoz G, Richardson M, Rossi MA, Cendejas-Zaragoza L, D'Haese PF, Chiong W, Gilron R, Chizeck H, Ko A, Baker KB, Wagenaar J, Harel N, Deeb W, Foote KD, Okun MS. Proceedings of the Sixth Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank Modulation of Brain Networks and Application of Advanced Neuroimaging, Neurophysiology, and Optogenetics. Front Neurosci. 2019; 13:936. PMID: 31572109.
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    21. Elkouzi A, Tsuboi T, Burns MR, Eisinger RS, Patel A, Deeb W. Dorsal GPi/GPe Stimulation Induced Dyskinesia in a Patient with Parkinson's Disease. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2019; 9. PMID: 31565536.
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    22. Deeb W, Salvato B, Almeida L, Foote KD, Amaral R, Germann J, Rosenberg PB, Tang-Wai DF, Wolk DA, Burke AD, Salloway S, Sabbagh MN, Chakravarty MM, Smith GS, Lyketsos CG, Lozano AM, Okun MS. Fornix-Region Deep Brain Stimulation-Induced Memory Flashbacks in Alzheimer's Disease. N Engl J Med. 2019 08 22; 381(8):783-785. PMID: 31433930.
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    23. Roemmich R, Roper JA, Eisinger RS, Cagle JN, Maine L, Deeb W, Wagle Shukla A, Hess CW, Gunduz A, Foote KD, Okun MS, Hass CJ. Gait worsening and the microlesion effect following deep brain stimulation for essential tremor. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2019 08; 90(8):913-919. PMID: 30846538.
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    24. Spears CC, Almeida L, Okun MS, Deeb W. An Unusual Case of Essential Tremor Deep Brain Stimulation: Where is the Lead? Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2019; 9:617. PMID: 30867977.
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    25. Deeb W, Nozile-Firth K, Okun MS. Parkinson's disease: Diagnosis and appreciation of comorbidities. Handb Clin Neurol. 2019; 167:257-277. PMID: 31753136.
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    26. Deeb W, Malaty IA, Mathews CA. Tourette disorder and other tic disorders. Handb Clin Neurol. 2019; 165:123-153. PMID: 31727209.
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    27. Wagle Shukla A, Deeb W, Patel B, Ramirez-Zamora A. Is deep brain stimulation therapy underutilized for movement disorders? Expert Rev Neurother. 2018 Dec; 18(12):899-901. PMID: 30350730.
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    28. Sanchez A, Malaty IA, Khanna A, Busl K, Youn TS, Nagaraja N, Deeb W, McAdams M, Okun MS, Martinez-Ramirez D. Bilateral Basal Ganglia Necrosis Secondary to Methamphetamine. Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2018 Sep-Oct; 5(5):555-556. PMID: 30515446.
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    29. Patel A, Deeb W, Okun MS. Deep Brain Stimulation Management of Essential Tremor with Dystonic Features. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2018; 8:557. PMID: 29971197.
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    30. Martinez-Ramirez D, Jimenez-Shahed J, Leckman JF, Porta M, Servello D, Meng FG, Kuhn J, Huys D, Baldermann JC, Foltynie T, Hariz MI, Joyce EM, Zrinzo L, Kefalopoulou Z, Silburn P, Coyne T, Mogilner AY, Pourfar MH, Khandhar SM, Auyeung M, Ostrem JL, Visser-Vandewalle V, Welter ML, Mallet L, Karachi C, Houeto JL, Klassen BT, Ackermans L, Kaido T, Temel Y, Gross RE, Walker HC, Lozano AM, Walter BL, Mari Z, Anderson WS, Changizi BK, Moro E, Zauber SE, Schrock LE, Zhang JG, Hu W, Rizer K, Monari EH, Foote KD, Malaty IA, Deeb W, Gunduz A, Okun MS. Efficacy and Safety of Deep Brain Stimulation in Tourette Syndrome: The International Tourette Syndrome Deep Brain Stimulation Public Database and Registry. JAMA Neurol. 2018 03 01; 75(3):353-359. PMID: 29340590.
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    31. Wagle Shukla A, Hu W, Legacy J, Deeb W, Hallett M. Combined effects of rTMS and botulinum toxin therapy in benign essential blepharospasm. Brain Stimul. 2018 May - Jun; 11(3):645-647. PMID: 29530449.
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    32. Deeb W, Okun MS, Almeida L. Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson Disease Dementia: A New Frontier? JAMA Neurol. 2018 02 01; 75(2):152-153. PMID: 29255840.
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    33. Ramirez-Zamora A, Giordano JJ, Gunduz A, Brown P, Sanchez JC, Foote KD, Almeida L, Starr PA, Bronte-Stewart HM, Hu W, McIntyre C, Goodman W, Kumsa D, Grill WM, Walker HC, Johnson MD, Vitek JL, Greene D, Rizzuto DS, Song D, Berger TW, Hampson RE, Deadwyler SA, Hochberg LR, Schiff ND, Stypulkowski P, Worrell G, Tiruvadi V, Mayberg HS, Jimenez-Shahed J, Nanda P, Sheth SA, Gross RE, Lempka SF, Li L, Deeb W, Okun MS. Evolving Applications, Technological Challenges and Future Opportunities in Neuromodulation: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank. Front Neurosci. 2017; 11:734. PMID: 29416498.
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    34. Deeb W, Patel A, Okun MS, Gunduz A. Management of Elevated Therapeutic Impedances on Deep Brain Stimulation Leads. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2017; 7:493. PMID: 28983423.
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    35. Almeida L, Deeb W, Spears C, Opri E, Molina R, Martinez-Ramirez D, Gunduz A, Hess CW, Okun MS. Current Practice and the Future of Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy in Parkinson's Disease. Semin Neurol. 2017 04; 37(2):205-214. PMID: 28511261.
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    36. Almeida L, Martinez-Ramirez D, Ahmed B, Deeb W, Jesus S, Skinner J, Terza MJ, Akbar U, Raike RS, Hass CJ, Okun MS. A pilot trial of square biphasic pulse deep brain stimulation for dystonia: The BIP dystonia study. Mov Disord. 2017 04; 32(4):615-618. PMID: 28195407.
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    37. Deeb W, Giordano JJ, Rossi PJ, Mogilner AY, Gunduz A, Judy JW, Klassen BT, Butson CR, Van Horne C, Deny D, Dougherty DD, Rowell D, Gerhardt GA, Smith GS, Ponce FA, Walker HC, Bronte-Stewart HM, Mayberg HS, Chizeck HJ, Langevin JP, Volkmann J, Ostrem JL, Shute JB, Jimenez-Shahed J, Foote KD, Wagle Shukla A, Rossi MA, Oh M, Pourfar M, Rosenberg PB, Silburn PA, de Hemptine C, Starr PA, Denison T, Akbar U, Grill WM, Okun MS. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank: A Review of Emerging Issues and Technologies. Front Integr Neurosci. 2016; 10:38. PMID: 27920671.
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    38. Deeb W, Yancey J, Malaty I. Acute Parkinsonism and Basal Ganglia Damage from Crystal Methamphetamine. Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2017 Jan-Feb; 4(1):148-149. PMID: 30713962.
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    39. Deeb W, Hu W, Almeida L, Patterson A, Martinez-Ramirez D, Wagle Shukla A. Benign tremulous Parkinsonism: a unique entity or another facet of Parkinson's disease? Transl Neurodegener. 2016; 5:10. PMID: 27213042.
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    40. Deeb W, Rossi PJ, Porta M, Visser-Vandewalle V, Servello D, Silburn P, Coyne T, Leckman JF, Foltynie T, Hariz M, Joyce EM, Zrinzo L, Kefalopoulou Z, Welter ML, Karachi C, Mallet L, Houeto JL, Shahed-Jimenez J, Meng FG, Klassen BT, Mogilner AY, Pourfar MH, Kuhn J, Ackermans L, Kaido T, Temel Y, Gross RE, Walker HC, Lozano AM, Khandhar SM, Walter BL, Walter E, Mari Z, Changizi BK, Moro E, Baldermann JC, Huys D, Zauber SE, Schrock LE, Zhang JG, Hu W, Foote KD, Rizer K, Mink JW, Woods DW, Gunduz A, Okun MS. The International Deep Brain Stimulation Registry and Database for Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome: How Does It Work? Front Neurosci. 2016; 10:170. PMID: 27199634.
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    41. Salameh JS, Deeb W, Burawski L, Wright S, Souayah N. Safety and Efficacy of Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin in the Treatment of Neuromuscular Disorders. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2016 Mar; 17(3):110-9. PMID: 26905911.
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    42. Izzy S, Deeb W, Peters GB, Mitchell A. Isolated optic nerve oedema as unusual presentation of electric injury. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Oct 15; 2014. PMID: 25320254.
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    43. Deeb W, Cachia D, Quinn C, Salameh J. Peripheral neuropathy after hair dye exposure: a case report. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2014 Jun; 15(4):161-3. PMID: 24872215.
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