Investigator, Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Director, Movement Disorders Program,
Department of Outpatient Psychiatry, North Shore University Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Phone: (516) 562-3223
Dr. Budman is an internationally recognized specialist in Tourette syndrome and its associated disorders, a professor of Psychiatry at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, director of the newly designated National Tourette Center of Excellence at Northwell Health and director of the Movement Disorders Program in Psychiatry at Northwell Health.
Dr. Budman is also a founding member of the New York State Centers of Excellence Consortium for Tourette syndrome, a member of the TS International Consortium for Genetics, a member of the Tourette Syndrome Study Group (TSSG), a member of the Tourette Association of America Clinical Trials Consortium, and a member of the International Tic Consortium. She was selected and served as a member of the Tourette Association of America’s Medical Advisory Board for 15 years and remains a member of the Medical Advisory Board for LI Tourette Association and Long Island Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD). Dr. Budman is a founding member of the Northwell Health multidisciplinary team that evaluates patients for potential Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery for treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Dr. Budman’s clinical activities include evaluation and treatment of children, adults, and families affected by Tourette syndrome and its associated disorders. She teaches and supervises staff, lectures internationally and nationwide on Tourette syndrome and its associated disorders to health care professionals, educators, families, and members of the community, and conducts Phases II-IV clinical trials for both children and adults with Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders. She has been a leader in the investigation of explosive outbursts in Tourette syndrome and a longstanding site investigator for several National Institute of Health-funded genetic studies of Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders.
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.
State University of NY School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
Field of Study: Medicine