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Cathy L. Budman, MD

Director, Movement Disorders Program,
Department of Outpatient Psychiatry, North Shore University Hospital

Professor of Psychiatry, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Phone: (516) 562-3223
Email: cbudman@nshs.edu

About the Investigator
Dr. Budman is an internationally recognized specialist in Tourette Syndrome (TS) and associated disorders. Her work includes taking care of affected families, children, and adults; teaching residents and medical students; working with schools and the community; and conducting research in the area of TS.

Dr. Budman is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Hofstra University School of Medicine, the Director of the Movement Disorders Program in Psychiatry at North Shore-LIJ Health System, a member of the TS International Consortium for Genetics, a member of the National Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) Medical Advisory Board, a member of the Long Island Chapter’s TSA Medical Advisory Board and a member of the Long Island CHADD Medical Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Tourette Syndrome Study Group (TSSG), a member of the National TSA Clinical Trials Consortium, and a member of the International Tic Consortium.

Research Focus
Dr. Budman is part of the North Shore-LIJ multidisciplinary team that evaluates patients for potential Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery for treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. She has published widely on Tourette Syndrome and related conditions, and has made professional presentations worldwide.

Dr. Budman is actively involved in clinical research treatment studies in the field of TS. Her particular areas of clinical research have focused on explosive outbursts in children and adults with TS and associated psychiatric disorders. She has also been a longstanding co-investigator on several National Institute of Health-funded grants studying the genetics of Tourette Syndrome. Currently, Dr. Budman follows more than 300 adults and children with TS and associated disorders and is in the unique position of being able to fully and accurately characterize the different phenotypes, as well as to recruit and track participants over time.

Brown University, Providence, RI
Degree: Sc. B
Field of Study: Biology

State University of NY School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
Degree: FM.D.
Field of Study: M.D.

Awards & Honors
2000 Florida Chapter TSA, Award for Clinical Excellence
2001 Fellow, Nassau Academy of Medicine
2001-2001 Best Physicians in NY Metropolitan Area, Castle Connelly
2001 Top Doctors in NY Metropolitan Area, Castle Connelly
2003 Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
2004 Fellow, New York Medical Society
2004 Consumers’ Research Council of America – Guide to America’s Top Doctors
2005 Best Doctors in America
2007-2008 Best Doctors in America
2010 America’s Top Psychiatrists
2011 Nominated Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report
  1. Pourfour M, Feigin A, Tang C, Carbon-Correll M, Bussa M, Budman C, Dhawan V, Eidelberg D. “Abnormal Metabolic Brain Networks in Tourette Syndrome.” Neurology 2010; 76:938-939.
  2. Lewin, AB, Storch, EA, Conelea, CA. Woods, DW, Zinner, S H., Budman, C L, Scahill, L. D, Compton, S N, Walkup, J, and Murphy, TK. “Connecting Tic Severity and Functional Impairment: The role of anxiety, depression, and experiential avoidance.” Journal of Anxiety Disorders 2011; 25:161-164.
  3. Conelea C, Woods, D, Zinner S, Budman C, Murphy T, Scahill L, Compton S, and Walkup J. “Exploring the impact of chronic tic disorders on youth: results from the Tourette Syndrome Impact Survey.” Child Psychiatry and Human Development 2011; 42(2):219-42.
  4. Shamim A, Budman C. A Complex Case of Neuro-Behcet’s Disease in a Patient Previously Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Report.” CNS Spectrums 2011; 16 (4): 579-582
  5. Lewin AB, Murphy TK, Storch EA, Conelea CA, Woods DW, Zinner SH, Budman CL, Scahill LD, Compton SN, Walkup, JT. “A preliminary phenomenological investigation of women with Tourettes and chronic tic disorders.” Comprehensive Psychiatry 2011; DOI: 10.1016
  6. Conelea CA, Woods DW, Zinner SH, Budman CL, Murphy TK, Scahill LD, Compton SN, Walkup JT. “The impact of Tourette syndrome in adults: Results from a community sample.” Community Mental Health Journal 2011, DOI 10.1007/s10597-011-9465-y
  7. Zinner S, Cornelea C, Glew G, Woods D and Budman, C. “Peer Victimization in Youth with Tourette Syndrome and other chronic tic disorders.” J Child Psych Hum Dev 2012: 43(1):124-136.
  8. Scharf, J., et al. “Genome-Wide Association Study of Tourette Syndrome.” Molecular Psychiatry 2012, DOI 10.1038/mp.2012.69
  9. Chen K, Budman C, Herrera L.D, Witkin J.E, Weiss N, Lowe T.L., Freimer N.B., Reus, V.I., Matthews C.A. “Prevalence and Clinical correlates of Explosive Outbursts in Tourette Syndrome.” Psychiatric Research Journal 2012, DOI 10.1016/j.psychres.2012.09.029.
  10. Budman CL & Witkin JM (2012). “Problems with Anger, Aggression, and Impulse Control in Tourette Syndrome.” In: A Family’s Guide to Tourette Syndrome (19-28). Indianapolis: I Universe, Inc.

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