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Tyler Cheung, MD

Dr. Cheung’s research article on computational analysis of deep brain stimulation on the cover of the July 2014 issue of Annals of Neurology

Specialty

Board Certified in Neurology
Parkinson’s disease
Dystonia
Movement Disorders
Deep Brain Stimulation
Botulinum Toxin Therapy

Education/Training

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology 2009

Fellowship
Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYC, 2009-11
Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation Research Fellowship, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 2011-2013.

Residency
Neurology Residency Program, Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Internship
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY

Medical School
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Undergraduate

B.S., Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics, Yale University
New Haven, CT

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Summary of Experience

Grants and Awards

CTSI Core Facility Voucher Award, April, 2013
Structural and Functional Connectivity of Movement Disorder Patients Undergoing DBS
Role: Co-investigator
Sponsor: UCLA/Cedars Sinai Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

CSMC CTSI Eigler-Whiting-Mann Grant, Oct. 2012 – Oct. 2013
Building Probabilistic Atlases of Brain Activation to Investigate Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia
Role: Principle Investigator
Sponsor: Eigler-Whiting-Mann Fund, Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Sports Spectacular Endowed Fellow, Dec. 2, 2011-Dec. 1, 2012
Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease and Dystonia
Sponsor: Sports Spectacular Foundation.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Cheung T, Noecker AM, McIntyre CC, Alterman RL, Tagliati M. “Defining a Therapeutic Target for Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia.” Ann Neurol, 2014; 76:22-30.
  2. Bronstein JM, Tagliati M, McIntyre CC, Chen R, Cheung T, Hargraves EL, Israel Z, Moffitt M, Montgomery EB, Stypulkowski P, Shils J, Denison T, Vitek J, Volkman J, Wertheimer K, Okun MS. “The Rational Driving the Evolution of Deep Brain Stimulation to Constant-Current Devices.” Neuromodulation, 2014 (early view).
  3. Cheung T, Nuño M, Hoffman M, Katz M, Kilbane C, Alterman RL, Tagliati M. “Longitudinal Impedance Variability in Patients with Chronically Implanted DBS Devices.” Brain Stimul, 2013; 6(5): 746-751.
  4. Cheung T, Alterman RL, Tagliati M. “Reply: Neural reorganization through deep brain stimulation: Anything new on the horizon?” Mov Disord, 2013; 28(10):1467.
  5. Cheung T, Zhang C, Rudolph J, Alterman RL, Tagliati M. “Sustained Relief of Generalized Dystonia Despite Prolonged Interruption of Deep Brain Stimulation.” Mov Disord, 2013: 28(10): 1431-1434.
  6. Panov F, Tagliati M, Ozelius L, Fuchs T, Gologorsky Y, Cheung T, Avshalumov, M, Bressman S, Saunders-Pullman R, Alterman Ron, Weisz, D. “Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation for DYT6 Dystonia” JNNP, 83 (2): 182-7, 2012.
  7. Cheung T, Tagliati M. “Deep Brain Stimulation: Can We Do It Better?” Clin Neurophysiol. 121(12): 1979-80. 2010.
  8. Posters and Abstracts, International Conferences
  9. Cheung T, Mamelak AN, Tagliati M. “Bipolar Configuration Improves Thalamic DBS Outcome for Essential Tremor: Clinical Observations and Correlation with Volume of Tissue Activation.” Mov Disord, 2013:28(S1), S346.
  10. Cheung T, Mamelak AN, Tagliati M. “Visualizing Pallidal DBS for Dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease.” Mov Disord, 2013:28(S1), S437.
  11. Cheung T, Mamelak AN, Tagliati M. “Bipolar Versus Monopolar Electrode Configuration in Thalamic DBS for Essential Tremor.” Neurology, 2013; 80(Meeting Abstracts): 2958.
  12. Cheung T, Nuno M, Hoffman M, Katz M, Killbane M, Alterman RL, Tagliati M. “DBS Electrode Impedance Varies Over Time in Humans.” Mov Disord. 27(S1), S154, June 2012.
  13. Wertheimer JC, Sherman D, Cheung T, Tagliati M. “Quality of Life and Attitude in Parkinson’s disease: A Comparison Between Individuals With and Without Deep Brain Stimulation.” Mov Disord 27(S1), S179, June 2012.
  14. Changizi BK, Alterman RL, Cheung T, Ngy D, Cho C. “Deep Brain Stimulation of the Globus Pallidus Internus Improves Parkinsonian Features of Multiple System Atrophy.” Mov Disord 27(S1), S316, June 2012.
  15. Cheung T, Flatow V, Ben-Haim S, Osborn I, Cho C, Tagliati M, and Alterman R. “Status Dystonicus Following Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery in DYT1 Dystonia Patients.” Neurology 78:P01.227, 2012.
  16. Cheung T, Zhang C, Rudolph J, Alterman RL, Tagliati M. “Continued Relief of Symptoms in Generalized DYT-1 Dystonia after Cessation of Chronic Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation.” Neurology. 76(Suppl 4): A329. 2011.
  17. Gan JJ, Gupta F, Cheung T, Alterman RL, Tagliati M. “Long-Term Benefit of Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation in a Case of Chorea-Acanthocytosis,” Neurology. 76(Suppl 4): A590, 2011
  18. Knight-Greenfield A, Cheung T, NY, Raciti L, Alterman RL, Tagliati . “Long-Term Analysis of Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease: Beyond 5 Years” Neurology. 76(Suppl 4): A277. 2011.
  19. Raciti L, Rudolph JC, Cheung T, Tagliati M, Alterman R. “Successful pallidal DBS therapy in an elderly patient with DYT-1 dystonia.” Movement Disorders. 25(S2), S465. 2010
  20. Yung YL, Cheung T, Richardson MI, Weiss BP, Webster CR, Delin KA. “Interaction between the Martian Atmosphere and a Hypothetical Subterranean Biosphere.” Eos Trans. AGU, 81 (48), Fall Meet. Suppl., 2000.

Lectures and Presentations

  1. “Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease.” (Lecture Series)
    Dept. of Anatomy, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Hong Kong University. Dec. 4, 2013.
    Dept. of Neurology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan. Dec. 10, 2013.
    Dept. of Neurosurgery, Tainan Municipal An-Nan Hospital, Taiwan. Dec. 11, 2013.
    Dept. of Neurosurgery, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. Dec. 18, 2013.
  2. “Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia.” (Lecture Series)
    Dept. of Neurosurgery, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. Dec. 9, 2013.
    Dept. of Neurology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan. Dec. 10, 2013.
    Dept. of Neurosurgery, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. Dec. 18, 2013.
  3. “Which Dystonias are suitable for pallidal DBS?” Dept. of Neurosurgery, Prince of Wales Hospital. Dec. 6, 2013.
  4. “Overview of Current Clinical Practices Regarding DBS In PD And Dystonia.” 71st Mid-Taiwan Movement Disorders Symposium, Taichung, Taiwan. Dec. 13, 2013.
  5. “Current State of the Mechanisms in Deep Brain Stimulation for PD And Dystonia.” 2013 Taiwan Movement Disorders Society, Dept. of Neurology, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan. Dec 14, 2013.
  6. “Modeling the Regions of Influence of Pallidal DBS for Dystonia.” 27th Annual PSG Symposium on the Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment of Parkinson Disease and Other Movement Disorders. Montreal, Canada, October 1, 2013.
  7. Winner, Best Abstract for Other/Non-Parkinson’s Disease Movement Disorders.
  8. “Computational Data Analysis in the Python and R Languages.” Motor Control Laboratory (PI: Iacoboni), Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Los Angeles, California, July 11, 2013.
  9. “Visualizing the Volume of Neural Tissue Activation in Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease and Dystonia.” Cedars Sinai Research Day, Los Angeles, California, January 11, 2013.
  10. “Longitudinal Impedance Variability in Patients with Chronically Implanted DBS Devices.” Cedars Sinai Research Day, Los Angeles, California, January 11, 2013.
  11. “Impedance Variation in DBS Patients with Movement Disorders,” The Role of Constant Current Stimulation in DBS, Parkinson Alliance, Princeton, NJ, March 20, 2012.
  12. “Deep Brain Stimulation” Grand Rounds, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. April 1, 2011.