Dr. Meagen Salinas is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In addition to her faculty appointment at UTSW, Dr. Salinas is the Assistant Section Chief of Neurology at the VA North Texas Health Care System.

Dr. Salinas obtained her medical degree and completed her Neurology residency at UT Southwestern in Dallas with her final year serving as the Academic Chief Resident. She continued on to complete her training with a Movement Disorders fellowship at UTSW. Dr. Salinas has a special interest in movement disorders including Parkinson disease, tremor, dystonia, ataxia, and myoclonus. Her expertise extends into botulinum toxin injections and deep brain stimulation. Dr. Salinas is actively involved in clinical research for the treatment of Parkinson Disease. Dr. Salinas is a certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the international Movement Disorder Society.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2013)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2017), Neurology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2018), Movement Disorders

Research Interest

  • Essential Tremor
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Parkinson Disease


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Transient akathisia after the SARS-Cov-2 vaccine.
Salinas MR, Dieppa M, Clin Park Relat Disord 2021 4 100098
Patient Perceptions and Knowledge of Parkinson Disease and Treatment
Salinas, M., Chambers, E., Ho, T., Khemani, P., Olson, D. Stutzman, S., Chitnis, S. Clinical Parkinsonism Related Disorders. 2020 3
Psychosis in Parkinson?s Disease
Remz M, Salinas M Psychiatric annals 2020 50 3
Guest Editorial: Psychiatric Disorders in Parkinson?s Disease
Salinas, M Psychiatric annals 2020 50 3
Cardiovascular risk: gender differences in lifestyle behaviors and coping strategies
Martin LA, Critelli JW, Doster JA, Powers C, Purdum M, Doster MR, Lambert PL Int J Behav Med 2013 20 1


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Common Programming Strategies for Deep Brain Stimulation. In Deep Brain Stimulation: A Case-Based Approach

Meagen Salinas (2020). United States, Oxford University Press

Honors & Awards

  • Academic Chief Resident
    UTSW Neurology Residency (2016-2017)
  • Best Poster Presentation
    27th International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Favorite Course- Brain & Behavior
    Preclinical Award, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Class of 2022
  • Summa Cum Laude
    University of North Texas

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology (2012)
  • BGs DFW Movement Disorders Forum (2019)
  • Movement Disorder Society Member (2016)