Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, M.D.

Dr. Jimenez-Shahed completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Neurology residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She then completed a fellowship in Movement Disorders at the Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinical (PDCMDC) at BCM.

Her research interests lie in investigating the intraoperative neurophysiology of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders.

Dr. Jimenez-Shahed is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Medical Director, Movement Disorders Neuromodulation and Brain Circuit Therapeutics.

Awards and Recognitions

  • She is the recipient of the Roy H. Cullen Quality of Life Award (Houston Area Parkinson Society)
  • Rising Star Clinician Award (BCM)
  • Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Evaluation (BCM)
  • Healthcare Heroes Award for Outstanding Health Care Practitioner (Houston Business Journal).
  • Recognized as a Woman of Excellence at BCM
  • 2018 graduate of the inaugural Women Leading in Neurology program of the American Academy of Neurology.

Clinical Leadership

  • Chair of the Functional Neurosurgical Working Group of the Parkinson Study Group.
  • Lead investigator for RAD-PD: a national quality improvement registry for patients undergoing DBS surgery for Parkinson’s disease.
  • Investigator with the Huntington Study Group, Dystonia Coalition and TSA International Database of DBS Studies in Tourette syndrome.
  • Member of the Science Advisory Board of the Davis Phinney Foundation and the Medical Advisory Board of the Tourette Association of America.

In addition, Dr. Jimenez-Shahed has chaired the Medical Advisory Board for the Houston Area Parkinson Society. She has served as Principal Investigator for industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials and has authored several papers and book chapters.