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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Neurology

Paola Testini, MD

Residency Information

Adult Neurology

PGY-1 Class of 2021

Education And Training

Medical School: Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele Fascoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Italy


  • Surgery - Mayo Clinic Rochester

  • Internal Medicine - SUNY Downstate


Clinical Interests: Interventional Neurology, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy
Research Interests:
  Movement Disorders


Functional Circuitry Effect of Ventral Tegmental Area Deep Brain Stimulation: Imaging and Neurochemical Evidence of Mesocortical and Mesolimbic Pathway Modulation. Settell ML, Testini P, Cho S, Lee JH, Blaha CD, Jo HJ, Lee KH, Min HK. Front Neurosci. 2017 Mar 3;11:104. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00104. eCollection 2017.

Deep Brain Stimulation for Tourette's Syndrome: The Case for Targeting the Thalamic Centromedian-Parafascicular Complex. Testini P, Min HK, Bashir A, Lee KH. Front Neurol. 2016 Nov 10;7:193. eCollection 2016. Review.

Functional correlates of the therapeutic and adverse effects evoked by thalamic stimulation for essential tremor. Gibson WS, Jo HJ, Testini P, Cho S, Felmlee JP, Welker KM, Klassen BT, Min HK, Lee KH. Brain. 2016 Aug;139(Pt 8):2198-210. doi: 10.1093/brain/aww145. Epub 2016 Jun 21.

Centromedian-Parafascicular Complex Deep Brain Stimulation for Tourette Syndrome: A Retrospective Study. Testini P, Zhao CZ, Stead M, Duffy PS, Klassen BT, Lee KH. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016 Feb;91(2):218-25. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2015.11.016.

Motor and Nonmotor Circuitry Activation Induced by Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients With Parkinson Disease: Intraoperative Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Deep Brain Stimulation. Knight EJ, Testini P, Min HK, Gibson WS, Gorny KR, Favazza CP, Felmlee JP, Kim I, Welker KM, Clayton DA, Klassen BT, Chang SY, Lee KH. Mayo Clin Proc. 2015 Jun;90(6):773-85. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2015.03.022.