BPG September 2012 Speaker: Dr. Jose Cabassa, M.D.

José C. Cabassa, M.D., is a neurologist and movement disorders specialist who joined the SUNY Downstate Neurology Department as an Assistant Professor.  Dr. Cabassa has his outpatient practice based in Long Island College Hospital (LICH).  He is originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico and is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Cabassa graduated from Temple University Medical School, had his Neurology residency training at University of Maryland Medical Center, and completed his Movement Disorders fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center under Dr. Susan Bressman.  He takes care of patients with Parkinson’s disease, Parkinsonism, tremor (including essential tremor), dystonia, chorea, ataxia/gait disorders, tics/Tourette’s syndrome, myoclonus and restless legs syndrome.  He also does Botox (botulinum toxin) injections for different types of dystonia, migraines and spasticity, and deep brain stimulation (DBS) programming for Parkinson and dystonia.