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Yasar Torres-Yaghi

MD

Assistant Professor, Neurology
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Director
Parkinsonism and Dementia Clinic
Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence
Georgetown University Medical Center
Co-Director
Movement Disorders Fellowship
Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

Dr. Yasar Torres-Yaghi is an assistant professor of neurology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is also the director of the Parkinsonism and Dementia Clinic at the Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence at Georgetown University Medical Center and co-director of the Movement Disorders Fellowship at the Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, which is part of Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.

Dr. Torres-Yaghi earned his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He then completed internal medicine and neurology residencies, followed by a movement disorders fellowship, at Georgetown University Hospital.

His clinical specialties are in deep brain stimulation, medication infusion port titration, botulinum toxin injections for cervical dystonia, dystonia, hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, migraine, and hyperhidrosis. Dr. Torres-Yaghi’s research interests as an investigator and clinician are in Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body disease, atypical parkinsonism, tardive dyskinesia, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, cervical dystonia, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, frontal temporal lobe dementia, vascular dementia, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and Tourette’s syndrome. His recent publications on some of these topics have been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Torres-Yaghi has presented at various major medical meetings, such as the Lewy Body Dementia Conference, the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, and the International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders.

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