Umer Akbar, MD

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

Umer Akbar, MD, is a neurologist with expertise in the medical and surgical management of movement disorders. He is co-director of both the Movement Disorders Program and the Deep Brain Stimulation Program at Rhode Island Hospital. He is an assistant professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Akbar’s research interests include diagnosis and management of movement disorders. He is proficient in botulinum toxin injections, deep brain stimulation patient evaluation and selection, intra-operative micro-electrode recording, and post-operative deep brain stimulation programming. He was awarded the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation fellowship grant to study diffusion tensor imaging in dystonia patients undergoing deep brain stimulation. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Movement Disorders Society. 



Neurology Foundation, Inc.
Ambulatory Patient Center (APC Building) (directions)
110 Lockwood St., 5th Floor
Providence, RI 02903


  • Medical School:  Medical University of the Americas
  • Residency:  Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
  • Fellowship:  University of Florida, Gainesville