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Mya Caryn Schiess, MD

Professor, Division Director of Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases, Program Director Movement Disorders Fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Location: Houston, TX United States

Mya Schiess, MD, is a professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), serves as director of the Movement Disorders & Neurodegenerative Diseases Program and program director of the UTMOVE Movement Disorders Fellowship training program. She also holds the Adriana Blood Distinguished Chair in Neurology for Movement Disorders Research, is a board-certified neurologist/movement disorders specialist with decades of experience as a clinical scientist in multiple observational and interventional trials for idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Schiess has been researching the role of the peripheral immune system in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease for many years. She is actively involved in clinical and translational research in regenerative neurology with stem cell therapies for Parkinson's disease and other parkinsonian syndromes and neuromodulation with deep brain stimulation. Dr. Schiess is an member of several professional organizations and serves on the medical advisory board for the Houston Area Parkinson’s Society.

She earned her medical degree at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and completed her residency in neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas.

Associated Grants

  • Phase II Trial of Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells as a Disease-Modifying Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease


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