Nick Galifianakis

MD MPH

Neurologist

Dr. Nicholas Galifianakis is a neurologist who specializes in taking a comprehensive approach to treating Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia and other movement disorders. His tools include deep brain stimulation, botulinum toxin injections and medication.

Galifianakis' research interests include outcomes in deep brain stimulation for patients with Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, such as with the use of new interventional MRI techniques. He also is interested in defining types of essential tremor and developing more complete models of care for advanced Parkinson's disease.

Galifianakis earned his medical degree and completed a neurology residency at the University of Southern California, where he served as chief resident. He completed a movement disorders fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and UCSF.

Galifianakis also sees patients at the Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center in San Francisco, a Veterans Affairs center of excellence. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

  • Education

    University of Southern California (USC), 2003

  • Residencies

    USC Medical Center, Neurology, 2007

  • Fellowships

    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Neurology, 2008

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Clinics I work with

Movement Disorders Clinic

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building

1651 Fourth St., Suite 232
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews

4.9

Overall Experience
154 Reviews
Dr G. was extremely knowledgeable honest compassionate patient and thorough during my visits with him. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
154 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
154 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
148 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
153 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
153 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
153 Reviews

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