Rasheda El-Nazer, MD is an Instructor of the Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center who specializes in Movement Disorders. 

Dr. El-Nazer earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and went on to complete her residency training in Neurology at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine/ Baylor Scott& White, where she served as a chief resident in her final year. She then received advanced training at UT Southwestern Medical Center where she completed her Fellowship in Movement Disorders. She is now a practicing movement disorders neurologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center


Medical School
Ross University School of Medicine - Dominica (2015)
Texas A&M College of Medicine - Baylor Scott and White Medical Center (2016), Internal Medicine
Texas A&M College of Medicine - Baylor Scott and White Medical Center (2019), Neurology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2020), Movement Disorders


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

An Online Education Method for Movement Disorders during COVID-19: Opportunity and Experience.
Mahajan A, El-Nazer R, Chitnis S, Mov Disord 2021 May
Regional neuropathology distribution and verbal fluency impairments in Parkinson's disease.
El-Nazer R, Adler CH, Beach TG, Belden CM, Artz J, Shill HA, Driver-Dunckley E, Mehta SH, Sabbagh MN, Serrano GE, Sue LI, Zamrini E, Benge JF, Parkinsonism Relat. Disord. 2019 08 65 73-78
Triple-drug Therapy With Bevacizumab, Irinotecan, and Temozolomide Plus Tumor Treating Fields for Recurrent Glioblastoma: A Retrospective Study.
Lu G, Rao M, Zhu P, Liang B, El-Nazer RT, Fonkem E, Bhattacharjee MB, Zhu JJ, Front Neurol 2019 10 42
Neurophysiological and behavioral effects of tDCS combined with constraint-induced movement therapy in poststroke patients.
Bolognini N, Vallar G, Casati C, Latif LA, El-Nazer R, Williams J, Banco E, Macea DD, Tesio L, Chessa C, Fregni F, Neurorehabil Neural Repair 2011 Nov-Dec 25 9 819-29
Cognitive, mood, and electroencephalographic effects of noninvasive cortical stimulation with weak electrical currents.
Tadini L, El-Nazer R, Brunoni AR, Williams J, Carvas M, Boggio P, Priori A, Pascual-Leone A, Fregni F, J ECT 2011 Jun 27 2 134-40
Inhibition of motor cortex excitability with 15Hz transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS).
Zaghi S, de Freitas Rezende L, de Oliveira LM, El-Nazer R, Menning S, Tadini L, Fregni F, Neurosci. Lett. 2010 Aug 479 3 211-4

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Huntington Study Group (2019)
  • Movement Disorder Society (2018)
  • American Academy of Neurology (2016)