Mahesh Padmanaban MD

Assistant Professor

Assistant: Barbara Crawford
Telephone: 773-834-1530
Patient Calls: 773-702-6222
Fax: 773-834-0290
Email: Assistant: bcrawford@neurology.bsd.uchicago.edu
Direct: mpadmanaban@neurology.bsd.uchicago.edu
   

Dr. Mahesh Padmanaban's primary clinical interest is in movement disorders, which includes tremor, dystonia, hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, tics and Tourette's syndrome, chorea and Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease (PD), Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), multiple system atrophy (MSA), and cortical basal ganglionic degeneration (CBGD). His treatment methods include the use of medications, botulinum toxin injections and deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery when applicable for the treatment of these neurological conditions.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship: Movement Disorders, The University of Chicago
  • Fellowship: Movement Disorders, Northwestern University
  • Residency: The University of Chicago
  • Internship: West Virginia University
  • M.D.: West Virginia University
Board Certification
  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Clinical Interests
  • Movement disorders
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
  • Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
  • Cortical basal ganglionic degneration (CBGD)
  • Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)
  • Tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Chorea/Huntington's disease
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Blepharospasm
  • Tics
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Botulinum toxin treatment
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
Research Interests
  • Immune cell function in multiple sclerosis
  • The roles of T suppressor cells
  • The roles of IFN-secreting cells
  • The roles of NK cells
  • The basis for the protective effect of pregnancy in MS
Society Memberships
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
Selected Publications