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

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4.8 out of 5

175 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

175 Ratings

Ihtsham ul Haq, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

Deep Brain Stimulation; Parkinson Disease; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Dystonia; Movement Disorders
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Recent Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism associated with the I758S mutation of the ATP1A3 gene: a neuropathologic and neuroanatomical study of four siblings. 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.. Acta Neuropathol. 2014;128(1):81-98.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

De novo and rescue DBS leads for refractory Tourette syndrome patients with severe comorbid OCD: a multiple case report. Servello D, Sassi M, Brambilla A, Porta M, Haq I, Foote KD, Okun MS.. 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
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

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Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Ihtsham ul Haq, M.D.175 Ratings


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Dr Haq was wonderful. he was very knowledgeable and caring. i had a great experience at Wake Health


Feel like Dr. Haq went above and beyond expectations. Had trouble after appt. and had to return 2 mins. after 4:00. Dr Haq had left , but returned and remedied the problem!


We have NEVER seen a doctor who showed the patience and the communications skills of this doctor. One of our sons had scheduled an appointment at Duke for March for me. However, after our meeting with Dr. Haq, that appointment was gladly cancelled. We feel as if we have the best.


This was the most complete & comprehensive visit I have ever had. Very pleased with total visit.


The Doctor was very pleasant and kind. He gave me his opinion about my disease and what he thought would work best for me.


Dr. Haq is a true professional. He explained to me what was causing my falls and ways to prevent them. He explained how my medicine worked as well as its limitations. I would recommend him to anyone needing to see a neurologist.


*Dr. Haq has always provided excellent care, information, and explanations throughout our experience with him as car provider.


*Dr. Hag was very patient & listened to me & I fell like he may have named things to help me. I like him.






This is my 3rd dr. because I felt I was not valued or seen when needed at the first two. I am elated at the time. *Dr. Haq took with me, his demeanor & his attentiveness. Excellent listener. I have finally found the right dr.


Dr Haq is excellent.


I have total faith in Dr. Haq


Extremely generous with the amount of time given to my appt. Extremely thorough with evaluation. Very patient w/my questions.


all of my interaction with staff have been very positive.


Dr. Haq is so wonderful in so many ways and I am so incredibly thankful he is my doctor. The details he remembers about my case is always remarkable, given that he has lots of other patients too. He is very methodical in his approach and truly wants to have the best outcome for you.


*Dr. Haq has helped me so much the past 6 years. He is always kind, considerate, caring & excellent in all he does. His treatment plan for me has consistently been helpful.


I have never been there that he didn't give me good instruction and spent the time I was please will. Explained every thing very good understand.


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

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