Shivika Chandra M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the department of Neurology at the McGovern Medical School, Houston and is the Medical Director for Neurology for LBJ Hospital and UTHealth-Houston clinics at Harris Health. She is also serves as the Assistant Clerkship Director for neurology and the Co-Director of the UT-Houston HDSA Center of Excellence.

After completing her medical degree from Manipal University, India, Dr Chandra completed her neurology residency at the UTHealth-Houston where she served as the chief resident and was awarded the frank Yatsu MD Excellence in Residency award and the Senior Resident Teaching award. Subsequently she pursued her fellowship training specializing in movement disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. A board-certified neurologist, she enjoys her dual role as a neurohospitalist in the inpatient setting and seeing patients with general neurologic conditions and movement disorders in the outpatient clinics.

Her research interests include Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, telemedicine, and medical education. Dr. Chandra has presented her research findings at numerous regional and national meetings held by the Texas Neurological Society, American Association of Neurology (AAN), American Neurological Association (ANA) and Movement Disorder Society (MDS).


Medical Degree
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University,
Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases, McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX
Neurology, McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Medical and surgical management of Parkinson’s disease
  • Tremor states
  • Atypical Parkinsonism
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Myoclonus
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Dystonia
  • Ataxia
  • Medical and surgical management of spasticity
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Deep brain stimulation/Neuromodulation

Research Interests

  • Non-motor aspects of Parkinson’s disease
  • Medical education
  • Quality improvement
  • Deep brain stimulation in movement disorders