Diego Torres-Russotto, MD

Dr. TorresAssociate Professor - Department of Neurological Sciences
Director - Movement Disorder Program
Assistant Director - Neurology Residency Program
Director - Movement Disorders Fellowship Program

Academic Office:  Clinic Practice Location: 
988435 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-8435
Phone: 402-559-5569
Fax: 402-559-9355
4242 Farnam Street, Suite 650
North Doctor's Tower
Omaha, NE 68131
Phone: 402-559-8600  

Administrative Assistant:  Tova Safford     402-559-5569

Universidad Central de Venezuela – Dr. Luis Razetti School of Medicine, M.D. (1992-1999)
Preliminary Surgery-Neurosurgery track. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Intern (2002-2003)
Internal Medicine Internship. Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Intern (2003-2004)
Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Resident (2004-2007)
Movement Disorders Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Fellow (2007-2009)

Hospital Appointments:
University of Nebraska Medical Center
VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

Interests: Movement Disorders, Parkinson Disease, Deep Brain Stimulation, Dystonia

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Torres is the Director of the Movement Disorders Program and Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Torres received his M.D. from the Luis Razetti School of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela in 1999, with eleven Honor Diplomas. He completed a preliminary Neurosurgery Internship at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN. He also attended Washington University in St. Louis where he completed his Internship in Internal Medicine, Residency in Neurology and his Fellowship in Movement Disorders. He was also elected as the Neurology Chief Resident from 2006-2007. Dr. Torres joined the UNMC faculty in January 2009. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. Dr. Torres is a Board-certified Neurologist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the Movement Disorder Society, and the Mayo Alumni Association. Dr. Torres evaluates patients with movement disorders including Parkinson Disease, Chorea, Dystonia, Spasticity, Gait Abnormalities, and Ataxia. He also performs Botulinum Toxin injections and Deep Brain Stimulation. His research interests include Parkinson Disease, Tremor, Orthostatic Tremor and Dystonia.

Selected Publication:

  1. Torres-Russotto D, Perlmutter JS. Focal Dystonias of the hand and upper extremities. Journal of Hand Surgery. Nov, 2008; 33(9):1657-8.
  2. Torres-Russotto D, Perlmutter JS. Task-Specific Dystonias: A review. The Year in Neurology – Annals of the New York Academy of Science. Volume 1142. November, 2008:179-99.
  3. Torres-Russotto D, Landau W, Harding G, Bohne B, Sun K, Sinatra P. Calibrated Finger Rub Auditory Screening Test (CALFRAST). Neurology 72:1595-1600, 2009.