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Nijee Luthra



Dr. Nijee Luthra is a neurologist who cares for patients with Parkinson's disease, tremors, dystonia (a movement disorder that causes uncontrollable muscle contractions), ataxia (a nervous system disorder that causes loss of coordination and slurred speech) and other movement disorders. She specializes in diagnosing these conditions and managing them using lifestyle changes, medications and botulinum toxin (Botox) injections. She also uses surgical therapies, such as deep brain stimulation.

One of Luthra's research interests is finding better treatments for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. She is also interested in identifying risk factors and biomarkers (measurable substances in the body that indicate a disease-related process) for Parkinson's disease as well as in identifying factors that may enhance mental function in patients with the condition. She is involved in several clinical trials and observational studies.

Luthra earned her medical degree and a doctorate in neuroscience from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She completed a residency in neurology at the University of California, Davis, followed by a UCSF neurology fellowship in movement disorders. She is a member of the Parkinson Study Group, American Academy of Neurology, and International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

In her free time, Luthra enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.

  • Education

    Loyola University Chicago, MD, 2011

    Loyola University Chicago, PhD, Neuroscience, 2011

  • Residencies

    UC Davis, Neurology, 2015

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Health, Movement Disorders, 2017

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    152 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 23, 2023
    Dr. Luthra is knowledgeable. Her care feels genuine which I appreciate.
    Oct 17, 2023
    Audio quality was much improved very important to me as my hearing is poor
    Oct 08, 2023
    Very helpful session
    Oct 05, 2023
    Professional and caring
    Sep 28, 2023
    Dr Luthra is one of the best Physicians I have ever experienced. She is professional caring informative smart and very her field. I am lucky to have her as my Doctor.
    Sep 09, 2023
    I enjoyed her sense of humor. I felt very well taken care of.
    Aug 08, 2023
    Dr. Luthra is excellent despite being so heavily booked.
    Jul 25, 2023
    I was not able to schedule a few routine appointments because her schedule was not opened up
    Jul 19, 2023
    Provider was very knowledgeable.
    May 16, 2023
    Dr. Luthra is wonderful and over-worked!
    Apr 19, 2023
    Dr. Dr. Luthra was very knowledgeable personable and I am lucky to have such a talented professional on my side
    Apr 04, 2023
    Mar 15, 2023
    I have an extremely rare condition so not much Dr can do .
    Mar 09, 2023
    She is lovely seems to know her stuff answered my question or two. I clearly (imo) need to prepare better for my appts. I have the opportunity to be treated by one of the most highly effective and prestigious movement disorder organizations In the USA. I must not squander my opportunity or their professional time. Afterwards I thought of several questions I intended to ask concerns I have and a topic or more I'd like insight or direction for. This shouldn't happen but it was my fault not hers. It would be helpful to see her credentials after her name.
    Mar 07, 2023
    Dr. Luthra is awesome! She listens evaluates and provides options to consider.
    Feb 28, 2023
    Dr. Luthra is wonderful.
    Feb 08, 2023
    Dr Luthra has been an amazing care provider. She answers my questions and elaborates with additional information which has helped me better understand my disease process and what I can do to improve my condition.
    Feb 07, 2023
    We love Dr. Luthra.. Best we ever had
    Dec 17, 2022
    Very knowledgeable and took the time to answer all the questions I had.
    Nov 07, 2022
    Very helpful
    Oct 12, 2022
    The process is too slow.
    Oct 11, 2022
    Dr Luthra has been extremely helpful in navigating the challenges of my disease. I'm impressed with how quickly she responded
    Oct 05, 2022
    I really like Dr. Luthra. She's so nice and very smart. I feel my care is in good hands.
    Oct 04, 2022
    I feel quite well attended by Dr Luthra ))
    Sep 27, 2022
    Dr. Luthra spent almost an hour interviewing me. She was ver knowledgeable about Parkinson's Disease and answered all the questions that my wife and I asked her
    Aug 25, 2022
    Extremely kind and thorough. Attentive to my needs and concerns and able to explain things to me in an easy to understand way.
    Aug 03, 2022
    Dr. Luthra is all I could wish for. She listens informs and counsels. There are options to explore. She is kind. She gives me hope.
    Jun 07, 2022
    Dr. Luthra is excellent and a delight to deal with.
    Apr 19, 2022
    I'm needing a diagnosis and some attempt at treatment maybe but UCSF is only the most current in a chain since 2007 who keep trying to help me find answers by ordering tests. I feel seen and cared for but still sick and like an invalid a lot of my life. It's hard to be so disabled and not know why.
    Feb 21, 2022
    There was outstanding communication about my care and why to do for my new routine in the medication changes.