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Jumana T. Alshaikh
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Jumana T. Alshaikh, MD

Languages spoken: Arabic, English

Clinical Locations

Imaging and Neurosciences Center

Salt Lake City
801-585-7575
  • Jumana Alshaikh, MD, is a neurologist and movement disorders specialist. She treats a wide variety of movement disorders such as tics and Tourette's syndrome, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. She has a particular interest in utilizing advanced therapies such as deep brain stimulation, focused ultrasound, botulinum toxin injections, and the latest available therapeutics to treat patients with complex movement disorders.

    She completed her neurology residency at University of Chicago, during which time she completed a fellowship in medical ethics at the MacClean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and also served as a member of the graduate medical education committee, wellness committee, and resident advisory committee. She subsequently completed a two-year clinical and research fellowship in movement disorders at Johns Hopkins University and served as an international student ambassador at JHU.

    She joined the University of Utah in 2021 and is the co-director of the UofU's Parkinson Disease Center of Excellence and is the founder and editor of the movement disorders division newsletter "We Move U" https://medicine.utah.edu/neurology/we-move-u-newsletter.

    She is interested in educating trainees and the community about the field of movement disorders, and has received the Department of Neurology's award for outpatient teacher of the year in 2021-2022.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
    National Board of Medical Examiners

    Patient Rating

    4.8 /5
    ( out of 132 reviews )

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    April 22, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Jumana Tariq A Alshaikh, MD was extremely helpful.

    April 14, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Very courteous and professional.

    April 07, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    She is amazing, very kind and knowledgeable. Answered every question we had and made sure we had no other concerns. I felt like she listen and understood everything I said or asked.

    April 04, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Jumana Tariq A Alshaikh, MD is a very caring pleasant doctor who took the time to explain the procedure I may have and gave me booklets to take with me.

    April 01, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    This doctor is very good. She didn't say anything that was above our language. I really enjoyed going to her.

    April 01, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Very knowledgeable, educated and caring

    March 22, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Very skilled, knowledgeable and professional.

    March 21, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Dr. Al shake as an excellent doctor. I am so happy to be her patient. I¿ve had programming and injections for dystonia for over eight years, and she has helped me more in one visit than I was helped previously. She is so skilled and knowledgeable both with program programming and injections.

    March 20, 2024
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    You will like Dr Alshaikh.

  • Jumana Alshaikh, MD, is a neurologist and movement disorders specialist. She treats a wide variety of movement disorders such as tics and Tourette's syndrome, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. She has a particular interest in utilizing advanced therapies such as deep brain stimulation, focused ultrasound, botulinum toxin injections, and the latest available therapeutics to treat patients with complex movement disorders.

    She completed her neurology residency at University of Chicago, during which time she completed a fellowship in medical ethics at the MacClean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and also served as a member of the graduate medical education committee, wellness committee, and resident advisory committee. She subsequently completed a two-year clinical and research fellowship in movement disorders at Johns Hopkins University and served as an international student ambassador at JHU.

    She joined the University of Utah in 2021 and is the co-director of the UofU's Parkinson Disease Center of Excellence and is the founder and editor of the movement disorders division newsletter "We Move U" https://medicine.utah.edu/neurology/we-move-u-newsletter.

    She is interested in educating trainees and the community about the field of movement disorders, and has received the Department of Neurology's award for outpatient teacher of the year in 2021-2022.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Neurology -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
    National Board of Medical Examiners

    Education history

    Fellowship Movement Disorders - Johns Hopkins Hospital Fellow
    Medical Ethics - MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago Fellow
    Residency Neurology - University of Chicago Medicine Resident
    Internal Medicine - University of Maryland Medical Center Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine, Surgery - University of Dammam College of Medicine M.B.B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Earl T, Jridi A, Thulin PC, Zorn M, McKee KE, Mitrovich K, Moretti P, Alshaikh J, Kassavetis P, Cortez MM, Lamotte G (2024). Effect of levodopa on postural blood pressure changes in Parkinson disease: a randomized crossover study. Clin Auton Res, 34(1), 117-124. (Read full article)
    2. Alshaikh JT, Paul A, Moukheiber E, Scholz SW, Pantelyat A (2023). VCP mutations and parkinsonism: An emerging link. Clin Park Relat Disord, 10, 100230. (Read full article)
    3. Vehar JV, Rahimpour S, Moretti P, Kassavetis P, Alshaikh J, Rolston J, Duff K (2023). Recognition subtests of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status: evidence for a cortical vs. subcortical distinction. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol, 1-12. (Read full article)
    4. Xie T, Liao C, Lee D, Yu H, Padmanaban M, Kang W, Johnson J, Alshaikh J, Yuen C, Burns M, Chiu BC (2021). Disparities in diagnosis, treatment and survival between Black and White Parkinson patients. Parkinsonism Relat Disord, 87, 7-12. (Read full article)
    5. Suarez-Cedeno G, Pantelyat A, Mils K, Murthy M, Alshaikh J, Rosenthal L, Bang J, Moukheiber E (2021). Movement Disorders Virtual Fellowship Training in Times of Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Single-Center Experience. Telemed J E Health. (Read full article)
    6. Alshaikh JT, Qin K, Zhao L, Mastrianni JA (2020). A novel PRNP-G131R variant associated with familial prion disease. Neurol Genet, 6(4), e454. (Read full article)
    7. Krouss M, Alshaikh J, Croft L, Morgan DJ (2016). Improving Incident Reporting Among Physician Trainees. J Patient Saf, 15(4), 308-310. (Read full article)
    8. Devlin K, Alshaikh JT, Pantelyat A (2019). Music Therapy and Music-Based Interventions for Movement Disorders. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep, 19(11), 83. (Read full article)
    9. Alshaikh J, Fishman PS (2017). Revisiting bilateral thalamotomy for tremor. Clin Neurol Neurosurg, 158, 103-107. (Read full article)
    10. Kaminski HJ, Himuro K, Alshaikh J, Gong B, Cheng G, Kusner LL (2016). Differential RNA Expression Profile of Skeletal Muscle Induced by Experimental Autoimmune Myasthenia Gravis in Rats. Front Physiol, 7, 524. (Read full article)
    11. Alshaikh JT, Amdur R, Sidawy A, Trachiotis G, Kaminski HJ (2015). Thymectomy is safe for myasthenia gravis patients: Analysis of the NSQIP database. Muscle Nerve, 53(3), 370-4. (Read full article)

    Book Chapter

    1. Alshaikh J, Sudhakaran S, Rubeiz H (2018). Trigeminal Neuralgia. In Anitescu M (Ed.), Pain Management: A Problem-Based Learning Approach (1st Edition). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
    2. Alshaikh J, Kusner LL, Kaminski HJ (2015). Clinical Trials of Myasthenia Gravis. In Mineo TC (Ed.), Novel Challenges in Myasthenia Gravis (1st Edition). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

    Letter

    1. Alshaikh JT, Mills KA (2022). Response to comments on coincident parkinsonism and myasthenia gravis: A case series. [Letter to the editor]. Parkinsonism Relat Disord, 102, 92-93. (Read full article)
    2. Alshaikh JT, Mills K (2021). Coincident parkinsonism and myasthenia gravis: A case series. [Letter to the editor]. Parkinsonism Relat Disord, 89, 4-5. (Read full article)