Affiliate Staff

Neurology

Dr. Meghan Harris is a consulting neurologist associated with the Surgical Movement Disorder Clinic at Tri-State Neurosurgery. She is a homegrown native of Louisiana, having completed college at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and medical school and residency at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. While at LSUHSC, she received exceptional training in the medical management of Parkinson’s disease from her colleague Dr. Richard Zweig, himself a long-time resident of Shreveport and a local champion of the Parkinson’s disease community. She is fellowship trained in multiple sclerosis (MS), having completed formal training at LSUHSC under Dr. Ali Minagar, a world-expert in the treatment of MS. Dr. Harris has a special interest in the surgical management of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, essential tremor, and multiple sclerosis tremor, and provides DBS evaluation and programming. She works closely with Dr. Wilden to provide comprehensive care for movement disorders patients who are interested in surgical options.

Dr. Richard Zweig is a consulting neurologist associated with the Surgical Movement Disorder Clinic at Tri-State Neurosurgery. He completed medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and his residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He also holds a degree in neuropathology from Johns Hopkins University. After serving as the Medical Director of the Reno Parkinson’s Disease Information and Referral Center in Nevada for many years, he joined the faculty at LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport in 1992. Since that time, he has provided care for movement disorder patients and has participated in numerous research studies that investigate new treatments for Parkinson’s disease. Along with multiple coordinators, including Ms. Paula Houston, he directs the Parkinson’s disease Resource of NW Louisiana, which provides educational resources to the local community.

Neuropsychology

Dr. JamesPinkston is a consulting neuropsychologist associated with the Surgical Movement Disorder Clinic who received his PhD at LSU in Baton Rouge. He then completed his neuropsychology training at the University of Oklahoma and the respected Cleveland Clinic in Ohio before returning to serve the people of northern Louisiana. He helps our team decide if you are a good candidate for deep brain stimulation by testing your thinking skills and your memory prior to undergoing brain surgery. Please click here for more information about neuropsychology testing.