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Meredith A. Spindler, MD

Meredith A. Spindler, MD Physician

Associate Clinical Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Dr. Spindler is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ataxia
  • Atypical Parkinsonism Syndromes
  • Blepharospasm
  • BOTOX® Injection
  • Corticobasal Syndrome (CBS)
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hemifacial Spasm (HFS)
  • Huntington's Disease (HD)
  • Meige Syndrome
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Tourette's Syndrome (TS)
  • Walking Disorders

Description of Clinical Expertise

Parkinson's Disease, Tremor, Dystonia, Botulinum toxin injections, Deep Brain Stimulation Programming, Telemedicine

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


American Academy of Neurology, National International Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Society, International Movement Disorders Society, International Parkinson's Study Group, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Spindler is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Dorsey E Ray, Achey Meredith A, Beck Christopher A, Beran Denise B, Biglan Kevin M, Boyd Cynthia M, Schmidt Peter N, Simone Richard, Willis Allison W, Galifianakis Nicholas B, Katz Maya, Tanner Caroline M, Dodenhoff Kristen, Ziman Nathan, Aldred Jason, Carter Julie, Jimenez-Shahed Joohi, Hunter Christine, Spindler Meredith, Mari Zoltan, Morgan John C, McLane Dedi, Hickey Patrick, Gauger Lisa, Richard Irene Hegeman, Bull Michael T, Mejia Nicte I, Bwala Grace, Nance Martha, Shih Ludy, Anderson Lauren, Singer : National Randomized Controlled Trial of Virtual House Calls for People with Parkinson's Disease: Interest and Barriers. Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association 22 (7): 590-8,2016.

Pretzer-Aboff Ingrid, Bunting-Perry Lisette, Spindler Meredith: The Implications of Parkinson's Disease for Women's Health. Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG : 2016.

Wilkinson Jayne R, Spindler Meredith, Wood Stephanie M, Marcus Steven C, Weintraub Daniel, Morley James F, Stineman Margaret G, Duda John E: High patient satisfaction with telehealth in Parkinson disease: A randomized controlled study. Neurology. Clinical practice 6 (3): 241-251,2016.

Smith Kara M, Spindler Meredith A: Uncommon applications of deep brain stimulation in hyperkinetic movement disorders. Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.) 5 : 278,2015.

Achey Meredith, Aldred Jason L, Aljehani Noha, Bloem Bastiaan R, Biglan Kevin M, Chan Piu, Cubo Esther, Dorsey E Ray, Goetz Christopher G, Guttman Mark, Hassan Anhar, Khandhar Suketu M, Mari Zoltan, Spindler Meredith, Tanner Caroline M, van den Haak Pieter, Walker Richard, Wilkinson Jayne R: The past, present, and future of telemedicine for Parkinson's disease. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society 29 (7): 871-83,2014.

Spindler Meredith A, Galifianakis Nicholas B, Wilkinson Jayne R, Duda John E: Globus pallidus interna deep brain stimulation for tardive dyskinesia: case report and review of the literature. Parkinsonism & related disorders 19 (2): 141-7,2013.

Bunting-Perry Lisette, Spindler Meredith, Robinson Keith M, Noorigian Joseph, Cianci Heather J, Duda John E: Laser light visual cueing for freezing of gait in Parkinson disease: A pilot study with male participants. Journal of rehabilitation research and development 50 (2): 223-30,2013.

Spindler Meredith, Gooneratne Nalaka S, Siderowf Andrew, Duda John E, Cantor Charles, Dahodwala Nabila: Daytime sleepiness is associated with falls in Parkinson's disease. Journal of Parkinson's disease 3 (3): 387-91,2013.

Spindler Meredith, Jacks Lindsay M, Chen Xi, Panageas Katherine, DeAngelis Lisa M, Avila Edward K: Spectrum of nonconvulsive status epilepticus in patients with cancer. Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society 30 (4): 339-43,2013.

Spindler Meredith, Beal M Flint, Henchcliffe Claire: Coenzyme Q10 effects in neurodegenerative disease. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment 5 : 597-610,2009.

Academic Contact Info

330 South 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-6708
Fax: (215) 829-6606
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)