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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.

Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ataxia
  • Atypical Parkinsonism Syndromes
  • Blepharospasm
  • BOTOX®
  • Corticobasal Syndrome
  • Corticobasal Syndrome (CBS)
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine


American Academy of Neurology, National Movement Disorders Society, 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:

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

Spindler M, Wilkinson J, Siderowf A.: Parkinson’s Disease. BMJ Point of Care/Best Practice Online Monograph : 2011.

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 M, Hummel E, Roberts T, Duda JE.: Pico-tesla external magnetic stimulation does not improve motor function in Parkinson's Disease. 16th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders : 2012.

Spindler M, Goetz W, Hummel E, Schwartz E, Cornew L, Roberts T, Duda J.: Magnetoencephalography in patients with Parkinson's Disease in the on- and off-medication states. 16th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. : 2012.

Academic Contact Info

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