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Tamara Stiep



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Dr. Tamara Stiep is a neurologist who cares for patients with movement disorders. She is particularly interested in Parkinson's disease; essential tremor; multiple system atrophy (a neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement and regulation of involuntary body functions); progressive supranuclear palsy (a neurodegenerative disorder that affects walking, balance and sight); Lewy body dementia (a disorder in which abnormal protein deposits in the brain affect thought, movement and behavior); and other conditions involving involuntary movements, such as dystonia, ataxia, chorea and tardive dyskinesia.

Stiep is experienced in using advanced techniques to treat movement disorders, including deep brain stimulation (implanting electrodes in the brain to alleviate abnormal motions). She collaborates with colleagues in other specialties to evaluate potential candidates for deep brain stimulation and takes special care during and after surgery to ensure the electrodes are optimally placed to reduce the patient's symptoms. She is also well versed in using botulinum toxin (Botox) and alternative ways to administer carbidopa/levodopa (Duopa).

Stiep's research focuses on the effects of deep brain stimulation on non-motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Stiep earned her medical degree at New York Medical College. She completed a residency in adult neurology at Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami, where she served as chief resident and received an award for compassion in medicine. She completed a fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Florida.

Stiep is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

  • Education

    New York Medical College, MD, 2016

  • Residencies

    University of Miami, Adult Neurology, 2020

  • Fellowships

    University of Florida, Movement Disorders, 2022

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    141 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 03, 2023
    Dr Stiep is great!!
    Nov 15, 2023
    Went in for clinical trail for baseline
    Nov 15, 2023
    Provider was outstanding took her time Both heard and addressed my litany of questions. I was terrified going in she really put me at ease
    Oct 03, 2023
    Dr. Stiep was a God send. She was so helpful and hopeful regarding my condition.
    Sep 21, 2023
    Dr listened to my problems and we discussed what I was concerned about. We proceeded with further care and another appointment. Also to contact her by email or text if there is a concern.
    Aug 22, 2023
    Great doctor
    Jul 25, 2023
    Excellent experience where time was taken to help me understand the situation and get a thorough understanding of everything. I appreciated all of the information and help.
    Jul 21, 2023
    Dr. Stiep was excellent in all areas!
    Jul 07, 2023
    Dr. Stiep was EXCELLENT in every way including offering a detailed discussion of Carbo-(?)Levadopa without my even asking. Since my Parkinson's is not interfering with my daily life (except for handwriting sometimes) I decided not to add it at this time to the various other meds I take.
    Jul 06, 2023
    Took time to convey informationcourteous clarity and caring.
    Jun 15, 2023
    Dr Stiep was very knowledgeable competent and friendly. Best interaction I have had with a care provider in a very long time.
    Jun 06, 2023
    Doctor was wonderful caring professional.
    May 25, 2023
    Dr. Stiep explained all the symptoms I had experienced to this point in time in detail both my wife and I feel that we have made an excellent choice with UCSF and Dr. Stiep.
    May 14, 2023
    Dr Stiep listened to me about all my concerns and questions. We worked on a future plan together.
    Apr 28, 2023
    Mar 28, 2023
    She was excellent on all accounts.
    Mar 09, 2023
    Feb 25, 2023
    She was great!
    Feb 09, 2023
    This was a first time meeting I was very impressed and pleased with Dr Stiep She explained the process and the details we were going to determine what was best needed for me to find out my diagnosis.
    Feb 09, 2023
    Wonderful care provider who I am confident will take care of my PD needs in the future!
    Jan 31, 2023
    Very informed provider
    Jan 12, 2023
    As is often the case with UCSF if a patient is willing to endure the demeaning and uncivil way in which th4ey are treated by the administrative staff the care provider her/himself was excellent and almost worth enduring what's required to get to that point.
    Dec 06, 2022
    Extensive and comprehensive visit for a first time interview all areas adressed without omitions very satisfied
    Nov 24, 2022
    Did not rush us. Took the time to listen and assess.
    Oct 04, 2022
    Sep 27, 2022
    Dr Stiep was wonderful. She was very thorough answered our questions clearly discussed her findings and made us feel much better about the diagnosis.
    Sep 01, 2022
    Very thorough. Provided information and perspectives that were new to me
    Sep 01, 2022
    She was very good but clinic is far away and somewhat hard to get to.