Sarah O’Shea, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Title Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Office Department of Neurology, BUMC
  • Education Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago
    Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2013)
    Residency: Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2016)
    Fellowship: Movement Disorders and Neuroepidemiology Training Program (NETP), Columbia University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital (2019)

Educational Background & Clinical Care

Dr. Sarah O’Shea is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and a board-certified Neurologist. She is originally from Chicago, where she obtained an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Northwestern University and Doctor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her residency training at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where she also served as Chief Resident. She completed a three-year fellowship in Movement Disorders at Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. During her fellowship training, she also completed the Neuroepidemiology Training Program (NETP) at Columbia University, in which she obtained her Masters Degree in Epidemiology. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals who have Parkinson’s disease (PD), atypical parkinsonism, tremor, Huntington’s disease (HD), dystonia, and other movement disorders. She is experienced in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Movement Disorders, including patient selection, evaluation, and post-operative programming. She is also skilled in the use of Botulinum toxin injections for treatment of movement disorders and post-stroke spasticity.

Research Interest

Dr. O’Shea’s primary research interests include the epidemiology of Parkinson’s disease (PD), particularly in regards to environmental exposures such as pesticides, as well as the prodromal and early motor and non-motor symptoms of PD. She is also interested in education research, and has completed an administrative fellowship at the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), where she researched curricula development in Graduate Medical Education (GME).

Teaching and Mentoring

Dr. O’Shea lectures both residents and medical students in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders.

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