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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ataxia
  • Balance Disorders
  • Blepharospasm
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Chorea
  • Choreoathetosis
  • Corticobasal Syndrome (CBS)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dopamine Responsive Dystonia
  • Dyskinesia
  • Dystonia
  • Episodic Ataxia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Extrapyramidal Disorders
  • Facial Spasm
  • Familial Ataxia
  • Focal Dystonia
  • Focused Ultrasound
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Friedreich Ataxia
  • Genetic Dystonia
  • Hemiballismus
  • Huntington's Disease (HD)
  • Intention Tremor
  • Intermittent Tremor
  • Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Meige Syndrome
  • Movement Disorders
  • MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound
  • Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
  • Myoclonus
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orofacial Dyskinesia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Paroxysmal Dyskinesia
  • Primary Cerebellar Degeneration
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Secondary Parkinson'S
  • Segmental Dystonia
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  • Spinocerebellar Diseases
  • Stereotypic Movement Disorder
  • Stiff-Person Syndrome
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Torsion Dystonia
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome (TS)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)
  • Wilson's Disease
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

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 Parkinson's Study Group, International Philadelphia Neurological Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Spindler is employed by Penn Medicine.

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:

Ash Sharon, Jester Charles, York Collin, Kofman Olga L, Langey Rachel, Halpin Amy, Firn Kim, Dominguez Perez Sophia, Chahine Lama, Spindler Meredith, Dahodwala Nabila, Irwin David J, McMillan Corey, Weintraub Daniel, Grossman Murray: Longitudinal decline in speech production in Parkinson's disease spectrum disorders. Brain and language 171 : 42-51,2017.

McMillan Corey T, Irwin David J, Nasrallah Ilya, Phillips Jeffrey S, Spindler Meredith, Rascovsky Katya, Ternes Kylie, Jester Charles, Wolk David A, Kwong Linda K, Lee Virginia M-Y, Lee Edward B, Trojanowski John Q, Grossman Murray: Multimodal evaluation demonstrates in vivo (18)F-AV-1451 uptake in autopsy-confirmed corticobasal degeneration. Acta neuropathologica 132 (6): 935-937,2016.

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: 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.

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 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.

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.

Academic Contact Info

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