Mya C. Schiess, MD
Professor and Adriana Blood Distinguished Chair in Neurology,
Department of Neurology
Director, UTHealth Neurosciences Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases Program
Director, UT Health MOVE Movement Disorders Fellowship
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Dr. Mya Schiess is the director of UTHealth MOVE, UTHealth Neurosciences’ Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases Program. She sees patients from young adults to seniors, and her clinical interests include medical and surgical management of Parkinson’s disease, tremor states, dystonia, ataxia, neurodegenerative diseases, and spasticity.
Dr. Schiess’ goal is to provide the most comprehensive care for her patients and their families by personalizing the best medical, surgical, and physical therapies available. She works with local support groups and therapy providers and tailors her care and management to the needs of the individual, with the goal of maintaining her patients at their highest level of function. Dr. Schiess believes that knowledge is power; she takes the time to educate patients, family members, and caregivers.
Dr. Schiess is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with double bachelor’s degrees in experimental psychology and physiology. She received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, where she was inducted into
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed neurology residency training and fellowship training in neurophysiology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a second fellowship in neurophysiology at The University of Texas Medical Branch at
Dr. Schiess is actively involved in clinical and translational research in regenerative neurology with stem cell therapies for Parkinsonian syndromes and in neuromodulation with deep brain stimulation.
She is an active member of several professional organizations and serves on the medical advisory board for the Houston Area Parkinson Society. She has received numerous awards and honors during her medical career.
Collaboration with Referring Physicians
Physicians affiliated with UTHealth Neurosciences engage referring physicians in the care of their patients, keeping them informed about patient progress throughout the evaluation and treatment process. After a patient’s treatment, referring physicians receive a summary and a plan for follow-up. Our physicians encourage continued communication about each patient.
University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1980
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1984
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1986
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 1990
Medical and surgical management of Parkinson’s Disease, tremor states, Dystonia, ataxia, neurodegenerative diseases, medical and surgical management of spasticity
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Dr. Schiess Sees Patients at:
UTHealth Neurosciences Neurology – Texas Medical Center
6410 Fannin St., Suite 1014
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (832) 325-7080
Fax: (713) 512-2239