Ihtsham ul Haq, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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4.8 out of 5

192 Ratings

Ihtsham ul Haq, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Neurology (general), Parkinson's Disease, Deep Brain Stimulation

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Columbia University, 1997
  • B.A., Columbia University, 1998
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Staten Island Hosp, 2003
  • Residency, Neurology, Georgetown U Hospitals, 2006
  • Fellowship, Neurology, University of Florida College, 2009

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

NPI Number

  • 1720154008
Ihtsham ul Haq, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

192 Ratings

Ihtsham ul Haq, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology

Research Interests


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Academic: 336-716-9494 | Department: 336-716-4101

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Recent Publications

Strowd RE, Herco M, Passmore-Griffin L, Avery B, Haq I, Tatter SB, Tate J, Siddiqui MS. Association between subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation and weight gain: results of a case-control study. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2016;140():38-42.

Hartmann CJ, Lujan JL, Chaturvedi A, Goodman WK, Okun MS, McIntyre CC, Haq IU. Tractography activation patterns in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex suggest better clinical responses in OCD DBS. Front Neurosci. 2016;9():519.

Vallabhajosula S, Haq IU, Hwynn N, Oyama G, Okun M, Tillman MD, Hass CJ. Low-frequency versus high-frequency subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation on postural control and gait in Parkinson's disease: a quantitative study. Brain Stimul. 2015;8(1):64-75.

Hack N, Akbar U, Monari EH, Eilers A, Thompson-Avila A, Hwynn NH, Sriram A, Haq I, Hardwick A, Malaty IA, Okun MS. Person-centered care in the home setting for Parkinson's disease: operation house call quality of care pilot study. Parkinsons Dis. 2015;2015():639494.

Morishita T, Foote KD, Archer DB, Coombes SA, Vaillancourt DE, Hassan A, Haq IU, Wolf J, Okun MS. Smile without euphoria induced by deep brain stimulation: a case report. Neurocase. 2015;21(6):674-678.

Cook JF, Hill DF, Snively BM, Boggs N, Suerken CK, Haq I, Stacy M, McCall WV, Ozelius LJ, Sweadner KJ, Brashear A. Cognitive impairment in rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism. Mov Disord. 2014;29(Suppl 3):344-350.

Oblak AL, Hagen MC, Sweadner KJ, Haq I, Whitlow CT, Maldjian JA, Epperson F, Cook JF, Stacy M, Murrell JR, Ozelius LJ, Brashear A, Ghetti B. Rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism associated with the I758S mutation of the ATP1A3 gene: a neuropathologic and neuroanatomical study of four siblings. Acta Neuropathol. 2014;128(1):81-98.

Thompson AJ, Peng-Chen Z, Pastrana M, Foote KD, Haq I, Okun MS. Intraoperative smile in a multiple sclerosis patient with medication-refractory tremor. Neurocase. 2014;20(6):698-703.

Tate J, Brashear A, Whitlow C, Snively B, Ozelius L, Sweadner K, Stacy M, Haq I. Rapid-onset dystonia-Parkinsonism presenting as tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease (PO4.161) [abstract]. Neurology. 2013;80(1 Meeting Abstracts):P04.

Vishwas MS, Whitlow CT, Ihtsham ul Haq. An unusual aetiology for internuclear ophthalmoplegia. BMJ Case Rep. 2013;2013():.

Lovan A, Haq IU, Balakrishnan N. Diagnostic challenges in movement disorders: Sensory Ataxia Neuropathy Dysarthria and Ophthalmoplegia (SANDO) syndrome. BMJ Case Rep. 2013;2013():.

Stegemoller EL, Vallabhajosula S, Haq I, Hwynn N, Hass CJ, Okun MS. Selective use of low frequency stimulation in Parkinson's disease based on absence of tremor. NeuroRehabilitation. 2013;33(2):305-312.

Haq IU, Foote KD, Goodman WG, Wu SS, Sudhyadhom A, Ricciuti N, Siddiqui MS, Bowers D, Jacobson CE, Ward H, et al. Smile and laughter induction and intraoperative predictors of response to deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Neuroimage. 2011;54(Suppl 1):S247-S255.

Siddiqui MS, Haq, Iu, Okun MS. Deep brain stimulation in movement disorders. Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.). 2010;16(1):110-130.

Resnick AS, Foote KD, Rodriguez RL, Malaty IA, Moll JL, Carden DL, Krock NE, Medley MM, Burdick A, Haq IU, et al. The number and nature of emergency department encounters in patients with deep brain stimulators. J Neurol. 2010;257(1):122-131.

Haq IU, Malaty IA, Okun MS, Jacobson CE, Fernandez HH, Rodriguez RR. Clonazepam and botulinum toxin for the treatment of alien limb phenomenon. Neurologist. 2010;16(2):106-108.

Morishita T, Foote KD, Haq IU, Zeilman P, Jacobson CE, Okun MS. Should we consider Vim thalamic deep brain stimulation for select cases of severe refractory dystonic tremor. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2010;88(2):98-104.

Susatia F, Malaty IA, Foote KD, Wu SS, Zeilman PR, Mishra M, Rodriguez RL, Haq IU, Jacobson CE IV, Sun A, et al. An evaluation of rating scales utilized for deep brain stimulation for dystonia. J Neurol. 2010;257(1):44-58.

Burdick A, Foote KD, Goodman W, Ward HE, Ricciuti N, Murphy T, Haq I, Okun MS. Lack of benefit of accumbens/capsular deep brain stimulation in a patient with both tics and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Neurocase. 2010;16(4):321-330.

Haq IU, Foote KD, Goodman WK, Ricciuti N, Ward H, Sudhyadhom A, Jacobson CE, Siddiqui MS, Okun MS. A case of mania following deep brain stimulation for obsessive compulsive disorder. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2010;88(5):322-328.

Burdick AP, Okun MS, Haq IU, Ward HE, Bova F, Jacobson CE, Bowers D, Zeilman P, Foote KD. Prevalence of twiddler's syndrome as a cause of deep brain stimulation hardware failure. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2010;88(6):353-359.

Sudhyadhom A, Haq IU, Foote KD, Okun MS, Bova FJ. A high resolution and high contrast MRI for differentiation of subcortical structures for DBS targeting: the Fast Gray Matter Acquisition T1 Inversion Recovery (FGATIR). Neuroimage. 2009;47(Suppl 2):T44-T52.

Servello D, Sassi M, Brambilla A, Porta M, Haq I, Foote KD, Okun MS. De novo and rescue DBS leads for refractory Tourette syndrome patients with severe comorbid OCD: a multiple case report. J Neurol. 2009;256(9):1533-1539.

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Associate Professor, Neurology

Clinical Interests

Neurology (general), Parkinson's Disease, Deep Brain Stimulation
Ihtsham ul Haq, M.D.

Ihtsham ul Haq, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology

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Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Ihtsham ul Haq, M.D.192 Ratings


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I love Dr. Haq's ability to rephrase questions so he can get answers he needs from me. He listens "between the lines", getting exactly the information he needs for my continuing care.


Best dr. for his specialty in country.


Very happy with my care provider.


*Dr. Hag has always been wonderful. He truly is an ASSET to your organization.


not so sure he is as concerned now as he was before my syrgery


*Dr. Haq is a god sent, he makes my life worth living.


I have been treated exceptionally well by both my PA and Dr. Haq.


Dr Haq is a very compassionate Doctor. He has always taken time to answer every question I have. I've been seeing him for over five years ad I wouldn't go to anyone else.


Dr. was very helpful and caring


I feel like *Dr. Haq takes a special interest in me.


I sincerely respect Dr. Haq's judgment and opinion, as he is absolutely an expert in his field. I know he is looking out for my best interest and always treats my condition as if it were his family member diagnosed. He truly cares!


Dr Haq's demeanor is polite, confident,and compassionate which puts patients at ease. He responds quickly to emails.






*Dr. Haq did a great job explaining things to us. The condition is just very confusing.


Excellent Visit!


Dr. Hag is the best doctor in regard to his care and communication with me. I would recommend him to anyone.

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