Danish Bhatti, MD, FAAN

Danish Bhatti, MDAssociate Professor - Department of Neurological Sciences
Director - International Neurology & Observership Program
Co-Director - Multidisciplinary Parkinson's Disease Clinic
Associate Director - Movement Disorders Fellowship Program

Clinical Practice:
Academic Office:
4242 Farnam Street, Suite 650
North Doctor's Tower
Omaha, NE 68131
Phone: 402-559-8600
Fax: 402-559-9510

988440 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-8440
Fax: 402-559-3341


Hospital Appointments:
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Parkinson’s disease, online education, blended learning 

Awards:  Professional Societies:

Clinical Research:
Registry for the Advancement of DBS for PD 
Michael J Fox Foundation
Joohi Shaheed-Jimenez (PI)        
Registry for Advancement of DBS in Parkinson’s Disease 
Role: Site-PI, Member Scientific Review Committee

Parkinson Care for Nebraskans in Agriculture
Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)
Nebraska Tobacco Settlement Biomedical Research Development Fund (NTSBRDF) 
Lowndes (PI)                        
Role: Co-Investigator

Driving Safety in Fluctuating Parkinson’s Disease
Skate-a-thon fund for Parkinson’s Disease, UNMC                             
Bhatti (PI)
Role: PI 

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Bhatti is a Movement Disorders Neurologist, and Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).  His specialties and interests include Movement Disorders especially Parkinson's Disease, Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery and Chemodenervation. Currently Dr. Bhatti is involved in several research studies including clinical trials with the Parkinson's Study Group, Biomechanics and gait lab at UNO and Driving in Parkinson's Disease with simulated and real life driving evaluations at Mind and Brain Health Lab at UNMC.

Dr. Bhatti directs an online mini-fellowship in Movement Disorders since 2017. He is the founding director of the International Neurology program at UNMC with observer-ship and visiting scholars program. Dr. Bhatti directs annual training camps and workshops in Movement Disorders regionally, nationally and internationally,  including use of botulinum toxin and Deep Brain Stimulation therapy. Dr. Bhatti became the curriculum director for Neurology residents and Movement disorders fellows with a strong interest to reform the curricula into modular courses and have developed blended learning courses for them. He has designed and directed basic and advanced neurological examination workshops with hands on teaching. He has been recognized with International Best Teacher Award from Pakistan Society of Neurology and Impact in Education for Innovative practices award, a campus-wide award at UNMC. His teaching is the translation of his clinical practice and passion to do the best for the patients. He is the co-director of comprehensive Parkinson's Disease Program with a multidisciplinary clinic and an extensive outreach program for Parkinson's disease including annual patient and caregiver symposium and physician CME conferences. Dr. Bhatti is an avid Twitter user, YouTube blogger and Facebook researcher. His YouTube video 5 min neurological examination has 1.29 million views and his channel has 1,300 subscribers. Dr. Bhatti currently lives in Omaha, NE and is working on new online educational programs on Neurology for Non-Neurologists and Mini-fellowship in Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy.

Whitney D, Bhatti D, Torres-Russotto D. Orthostatic Tremor: Pathophysiology Guiding Treatment. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2018 Jul 21;20(9):35. (PMID: 30032366)

Junaid H Siddiqui, MD, MRCP; Danish Bhatti, MD; Fahd Alsubaie, MBBS; Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation in the Middle East. World Neurosurgery 2018 May;113:e314-e319.

Junaid Siddiqui, Zakiyah Aldaajani, Raja Mehanna, Barbara Kelly Changizi, Danish Bhatti, Ziyad Ghazi Al-Johani, Aparna Wagle Shukla, Hubert H. Fernandez, Jawad A. Bajwa. Rationale and patient selection for interventional therapies in Parkinson’s disease. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics. 2018 Nov; 18(11):811-823. (PMID: 30328737)

Haris Hakeem, Memoona Nasir, Muhammad Farhan Khan, Nabeel Muzaffar Syed, Haris Majid Rajput, Arsalan Ahmad, Muhammad Athar Javed and Danish Bhatti. Recognizing Movement Disorder Emergencies - A practical review for non-neurologist. J Ayub Med Col Abbottabad 2019;31(3):448-53. (PMID: 31535526)

Fahd Amjad, Danish Bhatti, Thomas L. Davis, Odinachi Oguh, Rajesh Pahwa, Pavnit Kukreja, Jorge Zamudio, Leonard Verhagen Metman: Current Practices for Outpatient Initiation of Levodopa-Carbidopa Intestinal Gel for Management of Advanced Parkinson’s Disease in the United States. Advances in Therapy. 2019 June; AV-18003-18. (PMID: 31278691)

Danish Bhatti, Rebecca Thompson, Kalyan Malgireddy, Barbara Bayer, Diane Bessette, Nabeel M. Syed, Mark Fleischer, Daniel Murman, Diego Torres-Russotto. Anxiety Spectrum disorders are common in patients with Orthostatic Tremor. Clinical parkinsonism and related disorder. 2019 Volume 1, Page 10-12, doi.org/10.1016/j.prdoa.2019.07.001

Hakeem H, Khurshid R, Siddiqui F, Bhatti D. Approach to exaggerated startle reflex: a case of hyperekplexia minor. BMJ Case Reports bcr-2019-232370.R2

Bhatti, D. ., Zafar, W. ., & Rafiq, S. . (2020). Challenges as Opportunities: Adapting Tele-Education for Physicians Collaborative Response to COVID-19 Pandemic. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 26 (Special Issue), 112-114. 

Daniel James Weber, Dara VF Albert, Bhooma Raja Aravamuthan, Miya E. Bernson-Leung, Danish Ejaz Bhatti, and Tracey A. Milligan. Rapid Implementation of Cross-Institutional Neurology Resident Education in the Time of COVID-19. Neurology Sep 2020, 10.1212/WNL.0000000000010753;

Ali F, Hamid U, Zaidat O, Bhatti D and Kalia JS (2020) Role of Artificial Intelligence in TeleStroke: An Overview. Front. Neurol. 11:559322. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.559322