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Vanderbilt Department of Neurology

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Fenna T. Phibbs, M.D., MPH

Assistant Professor of Neurology

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Dr. Phibbs graduated with a B.S. in biology from the Colorado State University in 1996. In 2002, she received her M.D. from the University of Colorado, where she also completed an internship year.

In 2003, she started at Vanderbilt University as a neurology resident, and in 2007, she completed a fellowship in movement disorders, particularly deep brain stimulation. Dr. Phibbs joined the Neurology Faculty as Assistant Professor, and completed her MPH thereafter.  Dr. Phibbs will continue to focus on deep brain stimulation and its applications in various movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, tremor, and dystonia.

RESEARCH SUMMARY

Dr. Phibbs specializes in the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

P.Hedera,.F..Phibbs,.J.Y..Fang,.P.D..Charles,.M.K.. Cooper,.T.L..Davis. Unilateral tremor associated with autosomal dominant essential tremor. (abstract presented at 11th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and l Movement Disorders, 2007.)

Timothy J. Vyse, Laurence Morel, Fenna J. Tanner, Edward K. Wakeland and Brian L. Kotzin. “Backcross Analysis of Genes Linked to Antibody Production in New Zealand White Mice” Journal of Immunology, September 15, 1996, Vol. 157 No. 6 pp 2719-2727.

Bruce D. Zelus, David R. Wessner, Richard K. Williams, Michael N. Pensiero, Fenna T. Phibbs, Marc DeSouza, Gabriela S. Dveksler, and Kathryn V. Holmes. “Purified Soluble Recombinant Mouse Hepatitis Virus Receptor, BGP1b and BGP2 Murine Coronavirus Receptors Differ in Mouse Hepatitis Virus
Binding and Neutralization Activities.” Journal of Virology, September 1998, Vol. 72 No. 9, pp 7237-7244.

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