Tao Xie, MD PhD

Associate Professor
Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorders Clinic
Director, DBS Program

Patient Calls: 773-702-6222
Fax: 773-702-9060

Tao Xie, MD, PhD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), multiple system atrophy (MSA), cortical basal ganglionic degeneration (CBGD), Huntington's disease (HD) and chorea, tremor, dystonia, hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, tics, and Tourette syndrome. He uses medications, botulinum toxin injection and deep brain stimulation surgery for treatment of these neurological conditions.

In his clinical research, Dr. Xie studies the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of various movement disorders. He is also actively involved in clinical trials and research in Parkinson’s disease, PSP, MSA and tremor, and also the role of the DatScan in movement disorders.

Dr. Xie is a physician in the University of Chicago Center for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. Dedicated as a Center for Advanced Research by the American Parkinson Disease Association, this multidisciplinary center combines clinical expertise with state-of-the-art therapies and groundbreaking research.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship: Movement Disorders, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: Emory University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Emory University School of Medicine
  • Research: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • M.D.: Zhejiang University School of Medicine
  • Ph.D.: Parkinson's Disease, The University of Hong Kong
Board Certification
  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Clinical Interests
  • Neurology
  • Movement disorders
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
  • Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
  • Cortical basal ganglionic degneration (CBGD)
  • Tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Chorea/Huntington's disease
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Blepharospasm
  • Tics
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Botulinum toxin treatment
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
Research Interests
  • DBS in movement disorders
  • PD, PSP and MSA
  • Tremor
  • DatScan
  • Movement Disorders course
  • Video rounds
  • Roos on Movement Disorders
Society Memberships
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Movement Disorder Society
  • Parkinson's Disease Study Group
  • Huntington's Disease Study Group
Selected Publications
  • View a partial list of Dr. Xie's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.