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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Neurology


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Patricia Kavanagh, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology

Tel: (718) 403-9255


Clinical Subspecialty:

Movement disorders

Research Interests:


Education and training:

MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine


  • Internal Medicine:  Beth Israel Medical Center, New York
  • Neurology:  Neurological Institute, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York

Fellowship:  Fellowship in Movement Disorders:  Beth Israel Medical Center, New York

Patient Appointments:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.

Insurance Accepted:

Medicare and major PPOs, call office.

  • R. Saunders-Pullman, D. Raymond, G. Senthil, P. Kramer, E. Ohmann, A. Deligtisch, V. Shanker, P. Greene, R. Tabano, N. Huang, M. Tagliati, P. Kavanagh, J. Soto-Valencia, P. de Carvalho Agular, N Risch, L. Ozelius, S. Bressman, Narrowing the DYT6 Dystonia Region and Evidence for Locus Heterogeneity in the Amish-Mennonites, American Journal of Medical Genetics; Part A, 143A:2098-2105, 2007.
  • E. Louis and P. Kavanagh, John Adams’ Essential Tremor, Movement Disorders, 20(12):1537-42 December, 2005.
  • P. Kavanagh, S.J. Ferrando, J. Godbold, M. Veytsman, A. Di Rocco, Depression Subtypes are Associated with Motor Subtypes of Parkinson’s Disease (abstract), Movement Disorders Society 9th International Congress, March 8, 2005.
  • P. Kavanagh and K. Marder, Dementia in Parkinson’s Disease, in  Parkinson’s Disease and Nonmotor Dysfunction, R. Pfeiffer and I. Bodis-Wollner, eds., Humana Press, 2005.
  • D. Barbut, F.S. Yao, D.N. Hager, P. Kavanagh, R.R. Trifilleti, J.P. Gold, Echocardiography to Monitor Emboli During Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Stroke, 27(1) 87-90, January 1996.