Mya Schiess, MD, professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), serves as director of the Movement Disorders & Neurodegenerative Diseases Program and program director of the UTMOVE Movement Disorders Fellowship training program.
Dr. Schiess, who also holds the Adriana Blood Chair in Neurology, sees patients from young adults to seniors. Her goal is to provide the most comprehensive care for her patients and their families by providing the best medical, surgical and physical therapies available. She works with local support groups and therapy providers and tailors her care and management to the needs of the individual, with the goal of restoring or keeping them at their highest level of functioning. Dr. Schiess believes that knowledge is power, and takes the time to educate her patients, their family members and caregivers.
Dr. Schiess is actively involved in clinical and translational research in regenerative neurology with stem cell therapies for Parkinsonian Syndromes and neuromodulation with deep brain stimulation. She has received several awards and honors during her career. She is also actively involved in several professional organizations and serves on the medical advisory board for the Houston Area Parkinson’s Society.
When Dr. Schiess is not caring for her patients, she enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, horseback riding and reading.
University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1980
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1984
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1986
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 1990