Christopher W. Hess, M.D.

Christopher W. Hess, M.D.
UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration

3450 Hull Road, 4th Floor, Gainesville, FL 32607

T: (352) 294-5400
Department Affiliation: Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine

Assistant Professor & Fellowship Director


M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2006
BA, Psychology with Honors in Biopsychology, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, 2001

Christopher W. Hess, MD, is an Assistant Professor of neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine and he directs the Veterans Administration Parkinson’s Disease Consortium Center at the North Florida/South Georgia VA Medical Center. Dr. Hess received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed his neurology residency and served as chief resident at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Hess completed subspecialty fellowship training in movement disorders at Columbia under Dr. Stanley Fahn with additional training in movement disorders neurophysiology and intraoperative mapping for deep brain stimulation.

Dr. Hess has published journal articles and book chapters on a variety of topics, including movement disorders neurophysiology and methods of tremor analysis, neuroimaging in movement disorders, invasive and non-invasive brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease and substance abuse in movement disorders. His current research interests include the study of impaired dexterity and resting tremor in Parkinson’s disease and the cortical oscillations associated with voluntary movements in dystonia.

Dr. Hess is a member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society and the American Academy of Neurology and is board-certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.