Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurology

Olga Waln, M.D.

Olga Waln, M.D.

Neurologist
Movement Disorders & Neuro-rehabilitation Center

Houston Methodist Neurological Institute
Department of Neurology

6560 Fannin Street, Suite 802
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-441-9551
Fax: 713-790-2004


Dr. Waln is a fellowship-trained Movement Disorders neurologist. Her primary clinical and research interests are the evaluation and management of patients with Parkinson’s disease, tremors, dystonia, chorea, tics and gait disorders, including botulinim toxin treatment, deep brain stimulation and intrathecal baclofen pump treatment.

Dr. Waln received her medical degree from Vitebsk State Medical Institute in Belarus. She completed residency in Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis followed by a 2-year fellowship in Movement Disorders at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Clinical Expertise

  • Parkinson’s disease, atypical and secondary parkinsonism
  • Essential tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Huntington disease and other choreas
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • Stiff-person syndrome
  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Spasticity
  • Chemodenervation treatment for dystonia, spasticity, sialorrhea
  • Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, tics
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump treatment for spasticity

Research Interests

  • Drug-induced and tardive movement disorders
  • Deep brain stimulation in movement disorders
  • Developing neuroprotective treatment modalities for Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative movement disorders

Education

M.D. – Vitebsk State Medical Institute, Belarus
Neurology Residency – University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Movement Disorders Fellowship – Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Selected Publications