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Shin Beh, M.D.
Shin Beh, M.D.

Shin Beh, M.D.

  • Neurology
  • Vestibular & Ocular Motor Disorders (Neuro-Otology)

Biography

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Shin C. Beh, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

A neurologist, Dr. Beh is the founding Director of UT Southwestern’s Vestibular Neurology and Neuro-Visual Disorders Clinic and serves on the faculty of the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Clinic.

Dr. Beh's research interests include vestibular migraine, and various other neuro-otologic disorders.

He has published a number of scholarly articles and book chapters and presented nearly 40 abstracts and invited lectures related to his specialty.

Dr. Beh serves as a reviewer for journals that include JAMA NeurologyJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & PsychiatryTherapeutic Advances in Neurological DisordersThe Neurologist; and Neurodegenerative Disease Management.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2014.

Dr. Beh earned his medical degree at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. He completed his training in internal medicine, residency in neurology, and fellowship in multiple sclerosis at UT Southwestern.

He also performed fellowships in neuro-immunology and neuro-otology at Johns Hopkins Medicine and in neuro-ophthalmology at New York University Medical Center.

He is a member of professional organizations that include the American Academy of Neurology, and North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.

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Meet Dr. Beh

Vestibular Neurologist and Multiple Sclerosis Specialist in Dallas

Shin Beh, M.D., is one of few U.S. neurologists who specializes in evaluating and nonsurgically treating vestibular disorders – including vertigo, dizziness, and problems with balance – and visual disorders arising from brain abnormalities.

Vestibular Disorders Expertise

The founding Director of UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Vestibular Neurology and Neuro-Visual Disorders Clinic, Dr. Beh sees many people who have nearly lost hope of having their problems correctly diagnosed and treated.

“By the time they come here, a lot of my patients have already seen a neurologist; an otolaryngologist; and a cardiologist, but they have not been able to find out why they are dizzy. Many feel that they’ve run out of options,” he says. “I approach dizziness from the neurological standpoint when trying to elucidate its cause.”

Dr. Beh often is able to get to the root of patients’ problems by performing a thorough physical exam, taking a detailed medical history, and conducting specialized neurologic testing.

In some cases, brain imaging and additional blood tests are needed.

Treatment for these conditions depends on their underlying causes, which can range from relatively harmless conditions to more serious diseases like strokes or brain tumors. When appropriate, Dr. Beh refers patients to other UT Southwestern specialists for further evaluation.

In patients whose vestibular disorders turn out to be related to the inner ear, not the brain, Dr. Beh partners with neuro-otologists Brandon Isaacson, M.D., and Joe Kutz, M.D. – and vestibular therapist Patricia Blau, Ph.D., who specializes in vestibular rehabilitation therapy – to deliver comprehensive care for their dizziness.

He works closely with neuro-ophthalmologists Deborah Friedman, M.D., and Nick Hogan, M.D., Ph.D., as well, to treat migraine-related dizziness and neuro-ophthalmic disorders.

Finding the Right Answer

Dr. Beh attributes his philosophy of care to the example of his mentor, Elliot Frohman, M.D., Ph.D.

“Dr. Frohman always reminded me that, ‘It’s not about being right, it’s about getting it right’,” Dr. Beh says. “I find it very rewarding to work with patients to find the right diagnosis and the best treatment for them – particularly those frustrated for so long because of a lack of diagnosis and appropriate therapy for their dizziness.”

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Education & Training
  • Internship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008-2009), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - New York University Medical Center (2013-2014), Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Medicine (2013-2013), Neuroimmunology and Neuro-otology
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2012-2013), Multiple Sclerosis
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2009-2012), Neurology
  • Medical School - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (2001-2007)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology (2008)
  • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (2014)
Books & Publications
Research
  • Heat Intolerance in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Optical Coherence Tomography in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Vision in Multiple Sclerosis

Clinical Focus

  • Vestibular & Ocular Motor Disorders (Neuro-Otology)

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Q&A by Shin Beh, M.D.

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