Dr. Melissa Christie has clinical interests in movement disorders with training in deep brain stimulation programming for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia, as well as in botulism toxin injections for migraine, dystonia, hemifacial spasm, and limb spasticity. She received her medical degree from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth after graduating summa cum laude from Boston University, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She completed residency training in neurology at McGovern Medical School, where she was chief resident. She went on to complete fellowship training in movement disorders at the same institution. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Christie is certi­ed by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her research interests include the genetics of Parkinson’s disease and post-stroke movement disorders. She is a member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society


Movement Disorder, McGovern Medical School - Houston, TX
Neurology, McGovern Medical School - Houston, TX
Medical Degree
McGovern Medical School - Houston, TX
Bachelors Degree
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Boston University - Boston, MA

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Essential tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Spasticity

Research Interests

  • Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-stroke movement disorders


Publication Information

  1. Conversion of L-dopa to Extended Release L-dopa (Rytary) in Patients with Fluctuating Parkinson’s Disease: Predictor’s of Dose. Ondo, William et al. J Parkinson’s Dis 2018 Oct 31.
  2. Vascular Variant of Eagle Syndrome Masquerading as Transient Ischemic Attack: A Case Report. Famuyiro Tolulope et al. J Fam Med. 2020; 7(3): 1200.