Assistant Professor of Neurology
Clinical Director, Movement Disorders Division
Phone: (412) 692-4670
Specialized Areas of Interest
Movement disorders; Parkinson disease; Parkinsonism; tremor; restless leg syndrome; tics; Tourette Syndrome; dystonia; myoclonus; ataxia; Huntington disease; chorea; tardive dyskinesia; hemifacial spasm; stereotypies; stiff-person syndrome.
Samay Jain, MD, is clinical director of the Movement Disorders Division and an assistant professor of neurology. He works in the Comprehensive Movement Disorders Clinic at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Tourette’s Syndrome Clinic in Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Jain is interested in developing accurate and early clinical diagnosis techniques and therapy for movement disorders, as well as complications later in disease. He has presented research pertaining to Parkinson disease, Tourette Syndrome, Essential Tremor, Dystonia, Myoclonus, encephalitic movement disorders, historical neurology and pediatric movement disorders. Currently he is developing a clinical trial investigating the non-motor features of Parkinson disease with funding through the Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Scholars Program. He is also developing a clinical trial for treating Tourette Syndrome, funded by the Tourette Syndrome Association.
Dr. Jain received a BA degree in cognitive science and MD degree from the University of Virginia. He then went to the Cleveland Clinic for a residency in neurology, followed by a movement disorders fellowship in the Neurological Institute at Columbia University.
While in New York, he also completed a filmmaking workshop at the New York Film Academy which resulted in two documentaries about individuals with movement disorders. These short films have been shown to patients, physicians, health care providers and general audiences in several states as well as other countries, and are part of the Creativity and Parkinson Project. In addition to working full-time as a neurologist specialized in movement disorders, he is also working on a documentary about creativity in the lives of patients with Parkinson disease. He also participates in activities with local Parkinson disease support groups.
Dr. Jain has also established a protocol for videographing movement disorder patients. These videos are archived in a database where they are used for clinical, teaching and research purposes. He coordinates movement disorder video rounds for faculty, staff, medical education and health care personnel. These rounds serve as a platform for discussion of movement disorders seen in clinic, helping establish a collaborative and educational environment for patient care and education. Dr. Jain also regularly teaches medical students, and helps coordinate a rotation for residents in the Movement Disorders Division.
Dr. Jain's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Diplomate
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Professional Organization Membership
American Academy of Neurology
Movement Disorders Society
Parkinson Study Group
• Ad Hoc Reviewer:
Journal of Pediatric Neurology