Dr. Salima Brillman is a board-certified neurologist with a fellowship in movement disorders, which includes Parkinson’s Disease, Atypical Parkinsonism, Drug Induced Parkinsonism, Essential Tremor, Dystonia, Lewy Body Dementia and other Neurodegenerative disorders. She began her higher education by completing a BA in Psychology at Loyola Marymount University. She then obtained a Master’s degree in Neuroscience at the University of Hartford. During her time in Connecticut, she realized her passion for the brain and began to forge her path toward medical school to become a neurologist by enrolling in Columbia University’s Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program. Dr. Brillman then moved to Guadalajara, Mexico where she attended medical school and completed a Fifth pathway program through New York Medical College thereafter. She then moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she completed her residency and fellowship. Upon completion of her fellowship in 2006, she was a pioneer in the development of the only Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) program in North Dakota where she also was on the faculty at UND. In 2010, she and her husband moved to Florida, where she became involved in clinical trials, served on the faculty at FIU and continued her passion for patient care. In 2015, she and her family moved back to her native California, where she was the Director of the Clinical Care Program at the Parkinson’s Institute.
Recognizing the need for comprehensive and continuous care for people with movement disorders, Dr. Brillman became one of the first concierge movement disorder neurologists in the Bay Area, seeing patients in her office, in their homes or via telemedicine. Dr. Brillman has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating all forms of movement disorders and is proficient in DBS, Duopa and Neurotoxin therapies. She is not only interested in the motor aspects of movement disorders, but the vast non-motor elements that accompany each disease state and recognizes the importance of following those as well. She is excited to have the opportunity to provide exceptional care with easy, direct access to herself.