Dr. Nicolás M. Phielipp is a fellowship-trained UCI Health neurologist who specializes in the care and treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease, dystonias, tremor, Huntington’s disease and other movement disorders. He offers physical and electrophysiological diagnostic procedures and a range of treatment options, including pharmacological therapies, botulinum toxin, deep brain stimulation and lifestyle modifications.
Phielipp's research interests include the management of Parkinson's disease and task-specific dystonias, such as writer's cramp and musician's, golfer's or tennis player's dystonia. He also is interested in developing techniques to better diagnose Parkinson's disease, understanding the mechanisms involved in deep brain stimulation, and improving the diagnosis and management of movement disorders in general.
Phielipp's one-year fellowship at the Favaloro Foundation-Institute for Neurosciences in Argentina was under the mentorship of Oscar Gershanik. His three-year fellowship in neurophysiology and movement disorders was under the mentorship of Drs. Robert Chen and Anthony Lang at the University of Toronto.
He also has participated in several research projects involving transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of mood and motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, the mechanism of deep brain stimulation in cervical dystonia, the mechanism of action of botulinum toxin in the treatment of writer's cramp and musician's dystonia and the treatment of psychogenic/functional tremor.
Phielipp sees patients in Irvine and Orange. He also speaks Spanish and French.