September 19th – Dr. Elizabeth Peckham

New Developments in Parkinson’s Disease

Elizabeth Peckham, D.O., is our special guest presenter for the September membership meeting.  Part of Central Texas Neurology Associates, Dr. Peckham is a specialist in movement disorders.elizabeth_peckham

Dr. Elizabeth Peckham is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in and has completed specialized fellowship training in movement disorders.  Dr. Peckham graduated from UNTHSC (Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine) in Ft. Worth, TX in 2000.  She completed an Internal Medicine Internship at UT San Antonio in 2001 and her Neurology residency at Georgetown University in Washington DC in 2004.

From 2004-2007 she trained as a fellow in movement disorders at the National Institutes of Health under the direction of Dr. Mark Hallett.  Her primary research interests included the genetics of patients with focal dystonia with a focus on blepharospam and the genetics of Parkinson’s Disease.  From 2007-2012, Dr. Peckham worked in Dallas, TX as a private practice movement disorder specialist.  In 2012 she moved to Killeen, TX to join her husband who serves on Active Duty in the Army.  She cared for Army Soldiers and family members as a contract neurologist at Ft. Hood from 2012-2013.

She joined Central Texas Neurology Consultants in February 2014 in Round Rock, where she specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions:  Parkinson’s Disease, Parkinsonism, Essential tremor, Myoclonus, Tourette’s syndrome/Tics, Ataxia, Dystonia, Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), Huntington’s disease, Tardive Dyskinesia, and Psychogenic movement disorders.  Dr. Peckham has extensive experience with the evaluation for and programming of deep brain stimulators and botulinum toxin injections.  She is moving to Austin permanently this summer with her husband and four children.