Irene Malaty, MD

Irene Malaty

Assistant Professor

Medical Director, National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence
Director of Tourette Syndrome Clinic

Phone (352) 294-5400
Fax (352) 294-5399

Movement Disorders Center
3450 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32607

Positions and Employment

  • 2003-2004 Internship, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2004-2007 Neurology Residency, University of Florida Department of Neurology
  • 2006-2007 Chief Resident, University of Florida Department of Neurology
  • 2007-2008 Clinical Fellow, University of Florida Movement Disorders Center
  • 2008-2009 Clinical Lecturer, University of Florida

Brief Biography

Irene A. Malaty, M.D., studied microbiology and psychology at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine on the Notre Dame campus and in Indianapolis, IN. After completing a transitional year of medicine at St. Vincent’s hospital in Indianapolis, she moved to Gainesville for neurology residency and served as chief resident. She completed a fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Florida Gainesville, and joined the faculty thereafter. She cares for patients with a variety of movement disorders, but has a specialty interest in Tourette syndrome and runs the interdisciplinary clinic for Tourette and tic disorders. Additionally, Irene is the PI for the National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at UF.

She serves on the executive board of the Florida Society of Neurology, and on the executive committee of the American Academy of Neurology Neuroendocrinology Section, as the Movement Disorder Subsection Chair.

Dr. Malaty is committed to providing quality, state-of-the-art care for all movement disorders, but has specific interests in the non-motor aspects of Parkinson’s disease, and in compulsivity as it applies to Tourette’s syndrome and other movement disorders.  She has many peer reviewed articles and travels the world lecturing on Parkinson’s disease, Tourette, botulinum toxin administration, dystonia, and other movement disorders.

 Listing of Selected Publications:

  1. Oyama G, Foote KD, Iyer SS, Zeilman P, Hwynn N, Jacobson CE, Malaty IA, Fernandez HH, Rodriguez RL, Okun MS.  Unilateral GPi-DBS as a treatment for levodopa-induced respiratory dyskinesia in Parkinson disease.  Neurologist. 2011 Sep;17(5):282-5.
  2. Morishita T, Rahman M, Foote KD, Fargen KM, Jacobson CE 4th, Fernandez HH, Rodriguez RL, Malaty IA, Bowers D, Hass CJ, Katayama Y, Yamamoto T, Okun MS. DBS candidates that fall short on a levodopa challenge test: alternative and important indications. Neurologist. 2011 Sep;17(5):263-8.
  3. Hwynn N, Haq IU, Malaty IA, Resnick AS, Okun MS, Carew DS, Oyama G, Dai Y, Wu SS, Rodriguez RL, Jacobson CE 4th, Fernandez HH. The Frequency of Nonmotor Symptoms among Advanced Parkinson Patients May Depend on Instrument Used for Assessment. Parkinsons Dis. 2011;2011:290195. Epub 2011 Jul 26.
  4. Bowen LN, Malaty IA, Rodriguez RL, Okun MS. Did General Douglas MacArthur have Parkinson disease? A video and archival analysis. Neurology. 2011 May 10;76(19):1668-72.
  5. Oyama G, Foote KD, Hwynn N, Jacobson CE 4th, Malaty IA, Rodriguez RL, Zeilman P, Okun MS. Rescue leads: a salvage technique for selected patients with a suboptimal response to standard DBS therapy.Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2011 Jul;17(6):451-5. Epub 2011 Apr 9.