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Elizabeth Haberfeld, MD, Joins Temple’s Department of Neurology as Director of Movement Disorders

News February 21, 2014

Elizabeth Haberfeld, MD, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Neurology at Temple University School of Medicine, and Director of Movement Disorders at Temple University Hospital.
Dr. Haberfeld specializes in the diagnosis and management of all manner of involuntary movements, including Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, chorea, myoclonus, ataxia, tics and Tourette’s syndrome. She sub-specializes in the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders and is involved in the selection and post-operative management of DBS patients. She is also trained in the use of Botox injections for treatment of movement disorders.
Dr. Haberfeld’s peer-reviewed published research has ranged from articles on surgical treatment of movement disorders to the epidemiology of common movement disorders to the ethical dimensions of neurological decision-making. At Temple, she will continue her research in these areas.
“Dr. Haberfeld’s expertise in movement disorders will greatly enhance our program,” said S. Ausim Azizi, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Neurology at Temple University School of Medicine.
“Temple patients deserve the best in comprehensive care for all disorders of abnormal movement,” said Dr. Haberfeld. “Fortunately, the field of movement disorders is a robust one with many effective treatments that can substantially improve the quality of life of affected patients and their families. I look forward to working with Temple’s dedicated team of neurologists, bringing the latest standards of practice and most innovative therapies to our patients.”
Dr. Haberfeld earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and completed both a Neurology residency and a Movement Disorder fellowship at the Neurological Institute of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. She also completed a NIH Neuroepidemiology research fellowship at the Division of Movement Disorders at Columbia. Prior to joining Temple she was an Assistant Attending Physician at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.