Dr. James Battista is a Neurologist who also specializes in the care of those with Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders. He received his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and then completed his Neurology Residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by a two-year Fellowship in Movement Disorders at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York City. After his training, he spent over three years building a movement disorder program in Charlotte, NC, followed by two years working as a part of a Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence in Charleston, SC. Dr. Battista is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the International Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Society. He is published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, with topics ranging from sleep in Parkinson’s Disease to Movement Disorder Emergencies.
Dr. Battista treats adult patients with neurologic conditions with a specialization in movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, dyskinesia, ataxia, tics, and chorea. His goals is to treat the underlying condition and related symptoms to improve quality of life for the patient and their care team. Additionally, Dr. Battista performs botulinum toxin injections for facial spasm, dystonia and spasticity; utilizing EMG and E-stim guidance. He is also experienced in the use of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, Essential tremor, and dystonia.
Undergraduate & Graduate
Cornell University: 2006
Albert Einstein College of Medicine: 2010
Beth Israel Medical Center (Mt. Sinai): 2011
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine: 2014
Mt. Sinai Medical Center: 2016
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Academy of Neurology
International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
Peer Reviewed Original Contributions
1) Battista JP, Robbins MS. Transient Cluster Breathing Associated with Anoxic Encephalopathy. Neurohospitalist. 2014 Jan;4(1):44-5
2) Battista JP, Greene PE. Improvement in Primary writing tremor in Parkinson’s disease with carbidopa/levodopa. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov. 2015; 5.
3) Battista JP, Tse W. New Onset Progressive Chorea with Elevated Striational Ab titers. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2016 Mar;24:139-40.
1) Battista JP, Walker R. Chorea: Classification, Differential diagnosis and Treatment. Scientific American Neurology.
Books and Book Chapters
1) Battista J, Monderer R, Thorpy M. (2015). Chapter 8: Excessive Daytime Somnolence Associated with Parkinson’s Disease in Videnovic, A, Hogl, B. Disorders of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Parkinson’s Disease (pp. 107-116). New York, NY: Springer.
2) Battista JP, Frucht SJ. (2016). Chapter 17: Movement Disorders Emergencies in Salardini A, Biller J. The Hospital Neurology Book. McGraw Hill.