Rasheda El-Nazer, M.D.

Effective June 28, 2022, Dr. El-Nazer will be closing her practice at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The clinic will be happy to recommend a physician to assume your care. Patients can obtain a copy of their medical records by calling 214-645-3030 or by email at


Rasheda El-Nazer, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in the evaluation, management, and treatment of various movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s chorea, tremor conditions, dystonia, and ataxias. She is also passionate about patient education, medical trainee education, and community outreach.

Dr. El-Nazer earned her medical degree at the Ross University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in neurology at Texas A&M College of Medicine, serving as Chief Resident her final year, and then gained advanced training in movement disorders through a fellowship at UT Southwestern.

Certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. El-Nazer is the Associate Fellowship Program Director and a member of the Women in Neurology Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She also serves on the board of the Dallas Area Parkinson Society and the North Texas Huntington’s Disease Society.

In addition, she is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Movement Disorder Society, and the Huntington Study Group. Her recent publications include co-authored chapters in Patient Selection Criteria for Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia and Practical Guide to Botulinum Toxin Injections.

Education & Training
  • Internship - Texas A&M College of Medicine - Baylor Scott and White Medical Center (2015-2016), Internal Medicine
  • Residency - Texas A&M College of Medicine - Baylor Scott and White Medical Center (2016-2019), Neurology
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2019-2020), Movement Disorders
  • Medical School - Ross University School of Medicine - Dominica (2011-2015)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Huntington Study Group
  • Movement Disorder Society
Honors & Awards
  • HSG CME4HD Scholarship 2019, Huntington Study Group
Books & Publications
  • Parkinson’s disease

Clinical Focus

  • Tremor conditions
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Chorea
  • Community outreach for movement disorders
  • Dystonia
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Medical Education
  • Patient education
  • Tics

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