Ihtsham ul Haq, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Ihtsham ul Haq, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

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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

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Ihtsham ul Haq, M.D.

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Ihtsham ul Haq, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurology

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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.

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():.

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.

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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Assistant Professor, Neurology

Clinical Interests

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

Ihtsham ul Haq, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurology

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