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

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4.8 out of 5

155 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

155 Ratings

Ihtsham ul Haq, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

Deep Brain Stimulation; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Parkinson Disease; Smiling; Ocular Motility Disorders
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Recent Publications

The Apathy in Dementia Methylphenidate Trial 2 (ADMET 2): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Scherer RW, Drye L, Mintzer J, Lanctot K, Rosenberg P, Herrmann N, Padala P, Brawman-Mintzer O, Burke W, Craft S, Lerner AJ, Levey A, Porsteinsson A, van Dyck CH, Baker LD, Williamson JD, Bell RA, Espeland M, Miller ME, Mott RT, Rapp S, Hayden K,.. Trials. 2018;19(1):46.

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.

Associations between brain structure and executive function in patients with rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism [abstract]. Whitlow CT, Cook JF, Snively BM, Sweadner KJ, Haq IU, Stacy M, Ozelius LJ, Brashear A.. Ann Neurol. 2016;80(Suppl 20):S139-S140.

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.155 Ratings


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I thought Dr. Haq spent time above and beyond taking my medical history. He also did a great job providing me with an understanding of the medication.




Very good doesn't even begin to describe this provider. He is awesome.


He is the best neurologist, listens and gives options, is patient and kind, and excellent as far as knowledge and is very good at the what needs to be done to help me.


Dr. Haq was courteous, knowledgeable, informative, and respectful. I am very impressed with him. Wonderful doctor.


excellent bedside manner and knowledge




It was great!!


Very understanding. 8. 40 minutes.


He showed me respect - that mean a great deal to me.


*Dr. Haq is very caring & courteous. He really listens. I have a lot of confidence in his ability.


Dr. Haq is one of the best physicians I have ever seen in my lifetime. He is very intelligent and is an expert in his field. He patiently explains everything. I had a problem no other doctor could figure out. Dr. Haq got to the bottom of things. He is an amazing doctor. While it is hard to get an appointment with him, it is definitely worth the wait to see him. I can't say enough good things about him.


Dr. Haq spent so much time with me. He listened to all of my concerns, gave me a very thorough exam and explained my condition to me while making a plan for my treatment. I feel so fortunate to have him as my doctor.


He was very good and very thorough I don't know what he could have done better. He is like talking to a family member.


Need more doctor like *Dr. Haq.


Dr. Haq is a wonderful physician. He takes time to explain things and does not rush through his appointment


Dr. Haq was exceptionally professional and thorough. He behaved as though I was the only patient he had to care for that day (which I obviously wasn't).


Generous with time; patient with my many questions! Very professional.




I have recommended *Dr. Haq to several of my patients.


*Dr. Haq is a talent. Great bedside manner. A real expert.

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