Ludy Shih, MD, MMSc, FAAN, FANA

Associate Professor of Neurology; Director, Deep Brain Stimulation Program

  • Title Associate Professor of Neurology; Director, Deep Brain Stimulation Program
  • Office Department of Neurology, BUMC
  • Education UCLA School of Medicine (MD)
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston (Residency, Fellowship)

Educational Background & Clinical Care

Dr. Ludy Shih is board-certified in Neurology and is fellowship trained in Movement Disorders. She completed her Neurology residency and movement disorders fellowship at Harvard/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with Dr. Daniel Tarsy and Dr. David Simon and was on faculty of Harvard Medical School as Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Program prior to joining the movement disorders section at Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC). Dr. Shih is the director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Program and is actively engaged in teaching, patient care and clinical research.


Dr. Shih has research interests in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia and in studying movement abnormalities and motor impairment, especially involving tremor and gait. Her interests include clinical and translational research for developing novel treatments for tremor, gait, Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, including atypical parkinsonisms, and ataxia. She is a member of the Parkinson Study Group (PSG), Tremor Research Group, Movement Disorder Society, American Academy of Neurology and American Neurological Association. She has previously served on the Medical Advisory Board for the International Essential Tremor Foundation and Steering Committee for the Registry for Advancement of Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease.

Teaching and Mentoring

Dr. Shih is actively involved in the training of movement disorders fellows, residents and medical students.

Community Outreach

Dr. Shih has developed educational programs for patients and families interested in deep brain stimulation, tremor and Parkinson’s disease and related disorders as well as continuing medical education programs for clinicians learning about movement disorders.

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