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UT Health East Texas Physicians and UT Tyler School of Medicine Welcome Shilpa Chitnis, MD, PhD, to Tyler

Tyler (September 1, 2023) — UT Health East Texas is expanding neurology services in Tyler with the addition of Shilpa Chitnis, MD, PhD. Dr. Chitnis, a board-certified neurologist, will be the chief of neurology at UT Health East Texas and a professor of medicine within the Department of Internal Medicine at The University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine.

Dr. Chitnis has a special interest in movement disorders, deep brain stimulation and botulinum toxin therapy for dystonia, a neurological movement disorder. She is fascinated by technology, hence the deep brain stimulation, and analyzing clinical signs and profiles to confirm a diagnosis. Dr. Chitnis said she chose healthcare as a profession because she was inspired by great role models, and she would like to see “a healthier society supported by compassionate and dedicated physicians.”

Dr. Chitnis sees patients 18 years and older, and she believes in reaching for the best possible outcomes with her patients by empowering them through education, compassionate care and open communication.

In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. Chitnis will serve as the chief of neurology in the School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine.

“She brings to the table many years of experience as an academic neurologist,” said Dr. Jarett Berry, chairman of medicine at UT Tyler School of Medicine. “Her passion and vision will be a game-changer for our faculty, trainees and our patients.”

Dr. Shilpa Chitnis is welcoming patients at 700 Olympic Plaza Circle, Ste. 904 in Tyler. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 903-535-6097.

About UT Tyler

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 10,000 students. Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

About UT Health East Texas

UT Health East Texas provides care to thousands of patients each year through an extensive regional network that includes 10 hospitals, more than 50 clinics, the Olympic Plaza Tower, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, two freestanding emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, an EMS fleet of more than 50 ambulances and four helicopters, and a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including the region’s only Level 1 trauma facility.

As a partner with The University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is uniquely positioned to provide patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while training and educating the next generation of physicians and other health professionals. The nationally recognized UT System also includes UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as well as three other major university medical centers located throughout the state.

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