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Theresa Zesiewicz, MD

Professor, College Of Medicine Neurology

College Of Medicine Neurology

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd.
MDC 55
Tampa, FL 33612

Academic Email: tzesiewi@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 974-5633

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  • MD, University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey, 1988


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Diplomat, 1998 - Present)
  • Parkinson's Study Group (Member, 1997 - Present)
  • American Medical Association (Member, 1995 - Present)
  • American Academy of Neurology (Fellow, 1993 - Present)
  • Movement Disorders Society (Member, 1993 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Shimberg, WR.Patel, NB.Sullivan, KL.Hauser, RA.Zesiewicz, TA. Levetiracetam for stiff-person syndrome: report of 2 patients. Clinical neuropharmacology. 31(5) : 301-2http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18836351
  • Zesiewicz, TA.Sullivan, KL. Treatment of ataxia and imbalance with varenicline (chantix): report of 2 patients with spinocerebellar ataxia (types 3 and 14). Clinical neuropharmacology. 31(6) : 363-5http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19050414
  • Zesiewicz, TA.Hauser, RA.Freeman, A.Sullivan, KL.Miller, AM.Halim, T. Fentanyl-induced bradykinesia and rigidity after deep brain stimulation in a patient with Parkinson disease. Clinical neuropharmacology. 32(1) : 48-50http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19471184
  • 5. Boxer AL, Lang AE, Grossman M, Knopman DS, Miller BL, Schneider LS, Doody RS, Lees A, Golbe LI, Williams DR, Corvol JC, Ludolph A, Burn D, Lorenzl Davunetide in patients with progressive supranuclear palsy: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2/3 trial Lancet Neurol. 13(7) : 676-85, 2014.
  • 3. Kuo SH, Ashizawa T, Subramony SH Co-Q10 and Spinocerebellar Ataxia Movement Disorders. , 2014.
  • 6. Jones TM, Jahan I, Zesiewicz TA Treatment of Ataxia Neurodegenerative Disease Management. , 2014.
  • 7. Zesiewicz, TA, Kim SH, Sullivan KL. Treatment of Ataxia with Intravenous Immunoglobulin Journal of Neurology Research. , 2014.
  • Kassubek J, Chaudhuri KR, Zesiewicz TA, Surmann E, Boroojerdi B, Moran K, Ghys L, Trenkwalder C. Rotigotine transdermal system and evaluation of pain in patients with Parkinson's disease: a post hoc analysis of the RECOVER study. RMC Neurol. , 2014.
  • Tajiri N, Staples M, Kaneko Y, Kim SU, Zesiewicz TA, Borlongan CV. 4. Autologous stem cell transplant with gene therapy for Friedreich ataxia Med Hypothese. 83(3) : 296-8, 2014.
  • Zesiewicz, T.Vu, T.Carranza, MA.Appelbaum, R.Snyder, M.Staffetti, JS.Allison, KG.Shimberg, WR.Louis, ED. Unusual wrist tremor: unilateral isometric tremor? Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.). 4, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24455450
  • Zesiewicz, TA.Sullivan, KL.Hinson, V.Stover, NP.Fang, J.Jahan, I.Miller, A.Carranza, MA.Elble, R. Multisite, double-blind, randomized, controlled study of pregabalin for essential tremor. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. 28(2) : 249-50, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23238907
  • Favilla, CG.Topiol, DD.Zesiewicz, TA.Wagle Shukla, A.Foote, KD.Jacobson, CE.Okun, MS. Impact of discontinuing tremor suppressing medications following thalamic deep brain stimulation. Parkinsonism & related disorders. 19(2) : 171-5, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23062997
  • Bhidayasiri, R.Fahn, S.Weiner, WJ.Gronseth, GS.Sullivan, KL.Zesiewicz, TA. Evidence-based guideline: treatment of tardive syndromes: report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology. 81(5) : 463-9, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23897874
  • Bhidayasiri, R.Fahn, S.Gronseth, GS.Sullivan, KL.Zesiewicz, TA. Author response. Neurology. 81(22) : 1967, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24416785
  • Lerner, V.Miodownik, C.Sheva, B.Bhidayasiri, R.Fahn, S.Gronseth, GS.Sullivan, KL.Zesiewicz, TA. Evidence-based guideline: Treatment of tardive syndromes: report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology. 81(22) : 1967, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24276337
  • Zesiewicz, TA.Shaw, JD.Allison, KG.Staffetti, JS.Okun, MS.Sullivan, KL. Update on treatment of essential tremor. Current treatment options in neurology. 15(4) : 410-23, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23881742
  • Ashizawa, T.Figueroa, KP.Perlman, SL.Gomez, CM.Wilmot, GR.Schmahmann, JD.Ying, SH.Zesiewicz, TA.Paulson, HL.Shakkottai, VG.Bushara, KO.Kuo, SH.Geschwind, MD.Xia, G.Mazzoni, P.Krischer, JP.Cuthbertson, D.Holbert, AR.Ferguson, JH.Pulst, SM.Subramony, SH. Clinical characteristics of patients with spinocerebellar ataxias 1, 2, 3 and 6 in the US; a prospective observational study. Orphanet journal of rare diseases. 8: 177, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24225362
  • Edwards, JD.Hauser, RA.O'Connor, ML.Vald├ęs, EG.Zesiewicz, TA.Uc, EY. Randomized trial of cognitive speed of processing training in Parkinson disease. Neurology. 81(15) : 1284-90, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24014503
  • Wecker, L.Engberg, ME.Philpot, RM.Lambert, CS.Kang, CW.Antilla, JC.Bickford, PC.Hudson, CE.Zesiewicz, TA.Rowell, PP. Neuronal nicotinic receptor agonists improve gait and balance in olivocerebellar ataxia. Neuropharmacology. 73: 75-86, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23711550
  • Seyer, LA.Galetta, K.Wilson, J.Sakai, R.Perlman, S.Mathews, K.Wilmot, GR.Gomez, CM.Ravina, B.Zesiewicz, T.Bushara, KO.Subramony, SH.Ashizawa, T.Delatycki, MB.Brocht, A.Balcer, LJ.Lynch, DR. Analysis of the visual system in Friedreich ataxia. Journal of neurology. 260(9) : 2362-9, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23775342
  • Zesiewicz, TA.Martinez-Martin, P. Effects of rotigotine transdermal system on non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease: an overview. Expert review of neurotherapeutics. 13(12) : 1329-42, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24236902
  • Snyder, M.Seyer, L.Lynch, DR.Resnick, A.Zesiewicz, TA. Cardiac dysfunction exacerbated by endocrinopathies in Friedreich ataxia: a case series. Journal of child neurology. 27(10) : 1316-9, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22408141
  • Ondo, WG.Kenney, C.Sullivan, K.Davidson, A.Hunter, C.Jahan, I.McCombs, A.Miller, A.Zesiewicz, TA. Placebo-controlled trial of lubiprostone for constipation associated with Parkinson disease. Neurology. 78(21) : 1650-4, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22573627
  • Dempsey, LE.Karver, MS.Labouliere, C.Zesiewicz, TA.De Nadai, AS. Self-perceived burden as a mediator of depression symptoms amongst individuals living with a movement disorder. Journal of clinical psychology. 68(10) : 1149-60, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22814900
  • Elble, R.Comella, C.Fahn, S.Hallett, M.Jankovic, J.Juncos, JL.Lewitt, P.Lyons, K.Ondo, W.Pahwa, R.Sethi, K.Stover, N.Tarsy, D.Testa, C.Tintner, R.Watts, R.Zesiewicz, T. Reliability of a new scale for essential tremor. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. 27(12) : 1567-9, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23032792
  • Carranza, MA.Snyder, MR.Elble, RJ.Boutzoukas, AE.Zesiewicz, TA. Methodological issues in clinical drug development for essential tremor. Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.). 2, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23440401
  • Resnick, AS.Okun, MS.Malapira, T.Smith, D.Vale, FL.Sullivan, K.Miller, A.Jahan, I.Zesiewicz, T. Sustained Medication Reduction Following Unilateral VIM Thalamic Stimulation for Essential Tremor. Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.). 2, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23440408
  • Zesiewicz, TA.Greenstein, PE.Sullivan, KL.Wecker, L.Miller, A.Jahan, I.Chen, R.Perlman, SL. A randomized trial of varenicline (Chantix) for the treatment of spinocerebellar ataxia type 3. Neurology. 78(8) : 545-50, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22323747
  • Garbuzova-Davis, S.Woods, RL.Louis, MK.Zesiewicz, TA.Kuzmin-Nichols, N.Sullivan, KL.Miller, AM.Hernandez-Ontiveros, DG.Sanberg, PR. Reduction of circulating endothelial cells in peripheral blood of ALS patients. PloS one. 5(5) : e10614, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20485543
  • Zesiewicz, TA.Chari, A.Jahan, I.Miller, AM.Sullivan, KL. Overview of essential tremor. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment. 6: 401-8, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20856604
  • Zesiewicz, TA.Sullivan, KL.Gooch, CL.Lynch, DR. Subjective improvement in proprioception in 2 patients with atypical Friedreich ataxia treated with varenicline (Chantix). Journal of clinical neuromuscular disease. 10(4) : 191-3, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19494730
  • Fleischman, D.Madan, G.Zesiewicz, TA.Fleischman, M. Stiff-person syndrome: commonly mistaken for hysterical paralysis. Clinical neurology and neurosurgery. 111(7) : 644, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19473753
  • Jahan, I.Hauser, RA.Sullivan, KL.Miller, A.Zesiewicz, TA. Sleep disorders in Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment. 5: 535-40, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19898667
  • Saleh, IA.Zesiewicz, T.Xie, Y.Sullivan, KL.Miller, AM.Kuzmin-Nichols, N.Sanberg, PR.Garbuzova-Davis, S. Evaluation of humoral immune response in adaptive immunity in ALS patients during disease progression. Journal of neuroimmunology. 215(1-2) : 96-101, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19682755
  • Zesiewicz, TA.Evatt, ML. Potential influences of complementary therapy on motor and non-motor complications in Parkinson's disease. CNS drugs. 23(10) : 817-35, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19739693
  • Zesiewicz, TA.Sullivan, KL.Gooch, CL. Red flags to spot the parkinsonian variant of multiple system atrophy. Nature clinical practice. Neurology. 4(11) : 596-7, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18695708
  • Zesiewicz, TA.Shimberg, WR.Hauser, RA.Robinson, W.Wilson, MC.Sullivan, KL. Chorea as a side effect of gabapentin (Neurontin) in a patient with complex regional pain syndrome Type 1. Clinical rheumatology. 27(3) : 389-90, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17938990
  • Espay, AJ.Duker, AP.Chen, R.Okun, MS.Barrett, ET.Devoto, J.Zeilman, P.Gartner, M.Burton, N.Miranda, HA.Mandybur, GT.Zesiewicz, TA.Foote, KD.Revilla, FJ. Deep brain stimulation of the ventral intermediate nucleus of the thalamus in medically refractory orthostatic tremor: preliminary observations. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. 23(16) : 2357-62, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18759339