Kara J. Wyant, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor in Neurology

Biography

Kara J. Wyant, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology. She received her bachelor degrees in mathematics and music from Ohio Northern University, medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine, internship and neurology residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and movement disorders fellowship at the University of Michigan. Dr. Wyant has been on faculty in the Department of Neurology at Michigan Medicine since 2016.

Dr. Wyant’s clinical interest is in the treatment of patients with Parkinson disease, atypical parkinsonian disorders, dystonia, essential tremor, and gait impairment. She provides treatment with botulinum toxin therapies, and is a part of the Surgical Therapies Improving Movement (STIM) Program treating movement disorders patients with deep brain stimulation. In order to improve access to care, Dr. Wyant participates in video visits and is the clinical champion for a new movement disorders clinic in Midland, established through our partnership with MidMichigan Health System.

In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Wyant is involved in clinical research for patients with Parkinson disease. She also organizes the movement and cognitive disorders elective for 4th year medical students, and serves as the Director of Movement Disorders Education and Outreach

Areas of Interest

Research Interest: Parkinson disease.

Clinical Interests

Treatment of patients with Parkinson disease, atypical parkinsonian disorders, dystonia, essential tremor, and gait impairment.

Credentials

Medical School or Training

  • University of Toledo College of Medicine, 2012

Residency

  • Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2016

Fellowship

  • Movement Disorders, University of Michigan Health System

Board Certification

  • Neurology

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