Shadi V. Barbu, MD

Movement Disorders Neurologist, Neurologist

4.9/5 (272 ratings) 53 comments

DIRECTOR, DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION PROGRAM

Shadi Barbu

About Me

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:
English

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Shadi Barbu, MD, is a movement disorder specialist at the University of Tennessee Medical Center's Cole Center for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders. She is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Barbu’s clinical expertise includes caring for patients with Parkinson’s disease and all other movement disorders. She is trained in managing patients with deep brain stimulation and the use of botulinum toxin for various movement disorders. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. Dr. Barbu earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. She completed her neurology residency at the Barrow Neurological Institute, where she also pursued fellowship training in clinical movement disorders and deep brain stimulation. Dr. Barbu’s research interests include risk and protective factors for the development and progression of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders and further exploring the role of deep brain stimulation in the management of movement disorders. She was involved in several clinical trials of pharmaceuticals to potentially treat Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. She was involved in several clinical trials of pharmaceuticals to potentially treat Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. She is a travel enthusiast and outdoor adventurer. Dr. Barbu and her husband enjoy traveling and pursuing outdoor adventures including rafting, hiking, and zip lining.

Clinical Focus:
Movement Disorders

Specialties:
Neurology

Education & Credentials

Schools

Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia, 2015

Residencies

Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, 2016

Fellowships

Movement Disorders, Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, 2021 Neurology, Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, 2019

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)

Organizations & Societies

American Academy of Neurology International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders Women Neurologists Group Parkinson Study Group

I enjoy meeting people from diverse backgrounds. My mission is to provide high quality and compassionate care throughout each patient's journey.
— Shadi V. Barbu

Where I See Patients

The Cole Center for Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders

1975 Town Center Blvd.Knoxville, TN 37922

Phone: 865-909-4030

Fax: 865-909-4035

Directions
Map of Cole Neuroscience Center on Town Center Blvd in Knoxville, TN

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My Ratings & Reviews

overall experience

272 ratings

4.9

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    4.9

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  • Provider included you in decisions

    4.9