Dr. Gary Joseph Volkell, DO

Dr. Gary Joseph Volkell, DO

Dr. Gary Joseph Volkell, DO

Languages: English
Phone: 443-777-7320
Fax: 443-777-8320

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Specialties
  • Neurology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal reflexes
  • acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • alzheimer's disease
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • arm weakness
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Procedures I Perform
  • angiography
  • avm embolization
  • botox for dystonia
  • botox for hemifacial spasm
  • botox for spasticity
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About the Provider

Gary Volkell, DO, is a board-certified neurologist who is fellowship trained in movement disorders. He sees patients at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital’s Center for Successful Aging.

Dr. Volkell specializes in treatment for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia (including cervical dystonia/spasmodic torticollis), tardive dyskinesia, chorea, Huntington’s disease, tremor (including essential tremor), tics, Tourette’s syndrome, restless legs syndrome, REM-sleep behavior disorder, ataxia, and functional movement disorders. In addition to these movement conditions, Dr. Volkell also treats general neurologic concerns such as stroke, seizure, headache and migraines, memory issues, neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Dr. Volkell is experienced in the latest neurologic innovations. He performs lumbar punctures; microelectrode recording and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) programming for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia; and Botulinum toxin injections for dystonia, cervical dystonia/spasmodic torticollis, spasticity, sialorrhea, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, and migraines. He has also worked in clinical trial research for diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism.

It is important to Dr. Volkell to get to know his patients long-term. He works collaboratively with his patients to solve neurologic problems, share his knowledge, and develop a personalized treatment plan so that his patients find relief. He also dedicates time by speaking to the community at educational events and support groups on topics such as Parkinson’s disease.

He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. He is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

During medical school, Dr. Volkell provided healthcare in Costa Rica at Universidad de Iberoamerica. He is conversational in medical Spanish.

Education
  • Fellowship Program: Albany Medical Center (2021)
  • Residency Program: Albany Medical Center (2020)
  • Internship Program: Albany Medical Center (2017)
  • Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2016)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
Publications

Research 

Abstract

  • King, J., Volkell, G., Wyant, J., and Molho, E. Subacute Encephalopathy with Pimavanserin Treatment in Parkinson’s Disease. Submitted to International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society

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Insurance
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Practice Locations
  • 5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
    Gsh Russell Morgan Building
    Floor 5
    Baltimore, MD 21239
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  • 9000 Franklin Square Drive
    Baltimore, MD 21237
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