Movement Disorders Program
Rhode Island Hospital

Our Movement Disorders Team

The movement disorders team is committed to improving the lives of patients and their families. We take a holistic approach to disease management, employing the expertise of a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care.

Learn more about our rehabilitation services for movement disorders

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Umer Akbar, MD

Co-Director, Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation Programs, Rhode Island Hospital

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Wael F. Asaad, MD, PhD

Director, Functional Neurosurgery & Epilepsy Program; Co-Director, Deep Brain Stimulation; Laboratory Director, Cognitive Neurophysiology & Neuromodulation

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Joseph H. Friedman, MD

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Sandra Aguiar, MS, CCC-SLP

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Elizabeth Baccari, CCC-SLP

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Jennifer E. Davis, PhD

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Bethany J. Lucas, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist