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Paola Testini
( out of 61 reviews )

Paola Testini, MD

Languages spoken: English

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  • Specialties

    Board Certification

    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)

    Patient Rating

    4.8 /5
    ( out of 61 reviews )

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    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    April 19, 2024

    Easy to interact with. Explained findings and answered questions about procedures. She addressed fears and possible misunderstandings as well as potential beneficial outcomes and possibilities. Appreciated finally feeling hopeful.

    April 11, 2024

    Very thorough.Obviously has a passion for what she is doing.Providing answers to my problems without creating significant side effects.Communicates well.....better than most health care providers.Thanks for her excellent care. Very pleased with my care.Dr Testini is an asset to your staff.

    April 08, 2024

    She always takes all the time she needs no matter how long it takes she has helped me immensely.

    April 07, 2024

    Did a excellent job of listening and did not rush you right out the door and worked with you on solving the problems and really worked on explaining it in details you could understand we need more doctors like her

    April 06, 2024

    She was very good and helpful

    March 31, 2024

    She was so great! Very very detailed in testing my body movement & explained everything. Very impressive

    March 29, 2024

    I appreciate that they are so courteous and professional.

    March 28, 2024

    Dr. Testini listens to my concerns and needs, then makes suggestions regarding to what they are. She inputs her ideas to mine if she disagrees with my ideas, we will come up with a plan that works for both of us. I went to another neurologist before her and was mis-diagnosed and given the wrong medication. So if you find a Dr. Testini hold on tight. You won't regret it.

    March 27, 2024

    Best neurologist ever seen and I am a physician.

  • Board Certification and Academic Information

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

    Education history

    Fellowship Movement Disorders - Emory University School of Medicine Fellow
    Neurology - State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University Resident
    Internship Internal Medicine - State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University Intern
    General Surgery - Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education Preliminary Intern
    Other Training Pediatric Neurosurgery - NYU Langone Health Clinical Observership
    Neurosurgery - San Raffaele Hospital Clerkship
    Clerkship Neurology and Surgery - University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and Health Clerkship
    Neurology - San Raffaele Hospital Clerkship
    Professional Medical Medicine - Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele M.D.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Ahmed AT, Abdel-Rahman O, Morsy M, Mustafa K, Testini P, Aleem IS, Murad MH, Nassr A (2018). Management of Sacrococcygeal Chordoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Observational Studies. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 43(19), E1157-E1169. (Read full article)
    2. Jo HJ, McCairn KW, Gibson WS, Testini P, Zhao CZ, Gorny KR, Felmlee JP, Welker KM, Blaha CD, Klassen BT, Min HK, Lee KH (2018). Global network modulation during thalamic stimulation for Tourette syndrome. Neuroimage Clin, 18, 502-509. (Read full article)
    3. Settell ML, Testini P, Cho S, Lee JH, Blaha CD, Jo HJ, Lee KH, Min HK (2017). Functional Circuitry Effect of Ventral Tegmental Area Deep Brain Stimulation: Imaging and Neurochemical Evidence of Mesocortical and Mesolimbic Pathway Modulation. Front Neurosci, 11, 104. (Read full article)
    4. Gibson WS, Jo HJ, Testini P, Cho S, Felmlee JP, Welker KM, Klassen BT, Min HK, Lee KH (2016). Functional correlates of the therapeutic and adverse effects evoked by thalamic stimulation for essential tremor. Brain, 139(Pt 8), 2198-210. (Read full article)
    5. Testini P, Zhao CZ, Stead M, Duffy PS, Klassen BT, Lee KH (2015). Centromedian-Parafascicular Complex Deep Brain Stimulation for Tourette Syndrome: A Retrospective Study. Mayo Clin Proc, 91(2), 218-25. (Read full article)
    6. Knight EJ, Testini P, Min HK, Gibson WS, Gorny KR, Favazza CP, Felmlee JP, Kim I, Welker KM, Clayton DA, Klassen BT, Chang SY, Lee KH (2015). Motor and Nonmotor Circuitry Activation Induced by Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients With Parkinson Disease: Intraoperative Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Deep Brain Stimulation. Mayo Clin Proc, 90(6), 773-85. (Read full article)


    1. Testini P, Min HK, Bashir A, Lee KH (2016). Deep Brain Stimulation for Tourette's Syndrome: The Case for Targeting the Thalamic Centromedian-Parafascicular Complex. [Review]. Front Neurol, 7, 193. (Read full article)
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