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Mya C. Schiess, MD

Director, Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School, UTHealth

Mya Schiess, MD, professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), serves as director of the Movement Disorders & Neurodegenerative Diseases Program and program director of the UTMOVE Movement Disorders Fellowship training program.

Dr. Schiess, who also holds the Adriana Blood Chair in Neurology, sees patients from young adults to seniors. Her goal is to provide the most comprehensive care for her patients and their families by providing 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 restoring or keeping them at their highest level of functioning. Dr. Schiess believes that knowledge is power, and takes the time to educate her patients, their family members and caregivers.

Dr. Schiess is actively involved in clinical and translational research in regenerative neurology with stem cell therapies for Parkinsonian Syndromes and neuromodulation with deep brain stimulation. She has received several awards and honors during her career. She is also actively involved in several professional organizations and serves on the medical advisory board for the Houston Area Parkinson’s Society.


Medical School
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

Clinical Interests

Medical and surgical management of Parkinson’s Disease, tremor states, Dystonia, ataxia, neurodegenerative diseases, medical and surgical management of spasticity

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Dr Mya Schiess, MD

Dr. Schiess Sees Patients at:
Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases Clinic
6410 Fannin St, Suite 1014
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (832) 325-7080
Fax: (713) 512-2239

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