Steven J. Frucht, MD

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About Me

I was born at NYU Langone and grew up on the Lower East Side. As a child, I was interested in science but also had a strong passion for music, and I trained as a violinist and pianist. I became interested in neurology during medical school, inspired by the beauty of the nervous system and by the experiences of patients with neurologic illnesses.

As the director of NYU Langone’s Division of Movement Disorders and co-director of the Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, I have the privilege of leading an internationally renowned group of clinicians and researchers who are devoted to improving the lives of our patients. Our most important mission is to ensure that each person we see at our center receives compassionate, individualized, and expert care.

The field of movement disorders has experienced explosive growth in the last two decades, and many new treatments are available to help our patients. Novel medications, injections of botulinum toxin, and deep brain stimulation have revolutionized the way we care for these patients, and have transformed their lives.

My clinical practice is devoted to patients who have Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, myoclonus, tremor, tics, chorea, and a variety of less common movement disorders. Additionally, I have a particular interest in working with patients who have focal dystonia. I have two decades of experience treating people who have hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, torticollis, and cranial dystonia with botulinum toxin injections. Together, my colleagues and I have developed a novel treatment for patients who have vocal tremor, spasmodic dysphonia, and myoclonus dystonia, and have improved the use of botulinum toxin injections for musicians’ dystonia and other task-specific movement disorders.

I’m a member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, and I have served on many committees in the field, lectured at national and international meetings, and published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and 2 texts. Though I have received several honors in my field and have been recognized as one of New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors in New York” in 2017, the greatest reward is helping patients live full and active lives.


Credentials

Positions
  • Member of the Faculty, Department of Neurology
  • Director, Division of Parkinson's and Movement Disorders
  • Co-Executive Director, The Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson and Movement Disorders
  • Associate Chair for Neurology Faculty Group Practices
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology, 1998
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Movement Disorders, 1999
  • Residency, New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, Neurology, 1997
  • MD from Harvard Medical School, 1993
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Publications

  • Biallelic Mutations in Mitochondrial Tryptophanyl-tRNA Synthetase Cause Levodopa-Rresponsive Infantile-Onset Parkinsonism

    Burke, E A; Frucht, S J; Thompson, K; Wolfe, L A; Yokoyama, T; Bertoni, M; Huang, Y; Sincan, M; Adams, D R; Taylor, R W; Gahl, W A; Toro, C; Malicdan, M C V Burke, E A; Frucht, S J; Thompson, K; Wolfe, L A; Yokoyama, T; Bertoni, M; Huang, Y; Sincan, M; Adams, D R; Taylor, R W; Gahl, W A; Toro, C; Malicdan, M C V
    Clinical genetics. 2017 Nov 9. ?-?

  • A Case of Levodopa Responsive Rapid Onset Dystonia-Parkinsonism [Meeting Abstract]

    Fernandez, Yeva M; Frucht, Steven J Fernandez, Yeva M; Frucht, Steven J
    Annals of neurology. 2017 OCT. 82: S183-S184

  • Aphasia and Central Facial Palsy: The First Clinical Presentation of AIDS [Meeting Abstract]

    Safavi, Farinaz; Pan, Ling; Frucht, Steven Safavi, Farinaz; Pan, Ling; Frucht, Steven
    Annals of neurology. 2017 OCT. 82: S127-S128

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