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September 16, 2013 - September Med School Café - “Deep Brain Stimulation"

The September Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Daniel Dees, assistant professor of neurology at the USA College of Medicine.

His lecture, titled “Deep Brain Stimulation, a Surgical Treatment Option for Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor and Dystonia,” will take place Sept. 24, 2013, at the USA Faculty Club on USA’s main campus. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

Dr. Dees, who specializes in movement disorders, will discuss how deep brain stimulation works, who is a good candidate for the surgery, and what patients and their families can expect while going through the process. He will also provide important information on other treatment options for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia, including how interested patients can sign up for ongoing research studies both in Mobile and throughout the country.

Dr. Dees earned his medical degree from the USA College of Medicine in 2007. He conducted his internship in internal medicine at USA and conducted his residency in neurology at USA. From 2010-2011, Dr. Dees served as chief resident of neurology at USA. Following residency, he completed a one-year fellowship in movement disorders at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga.

The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Kim Partridge at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.

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