- PROFESSOR Neurology
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Benign Essential Tremor
- Botulinum Toxin
- Botulinum Toxin Injections-Medical
- Cervical Dystonia
- Focal Dystonia
- Friedreich's Ataxia
- Hemifacial Spasm
- Huntington's Disease
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
- Lewy Body Disease
- Limb Dystonia
- Multiple System Atrophy
- Musicians' Dystonia
- Occupational Dystonia
- Parkinson's Disease
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Shy-Drager Syndrome
- Spasmodic Dysphonia
- Tardive Dyskinesia
- Tic Disorder
- Tourette Syndrome
- Wilson's Disease
- Writers' Cramp
MD, Harvard Medical School
Internship, Internal Medicine
New York Hospital Cornell University Med Ctr
New York Hospital Cornell University Med Ctr
Fellowship, Movement Disorder
Columbia University Medical Center
- Dr. Steve Frucht, Professor of Neurology, is director of Movement Disorders in the Robert and John M. Bendheim Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center. A native New Yorker, he received his undergraduate and medical degrees at Harvard before training in neurology at New York Hospital where he served as chief resident. After completing training in Clinical Movement Disorders at Columbia University, he joined the Columbia faculty where he remained until his appointment at Mount Sinai.
In addition to evaluating the full spectrum of patients with movement disorders, his research interests focus on the evaluation and treatment of hyperkinetic movement disorders, specifically task-specific dystonia affecting musicians (an area of interest given his training as a classical musician), myoclonus and tremor.
Dr. Frucht serves as a permanent member of the NIH K-award study section for neurology. He has participated in numerous clinical trials, published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, and authored two textbooks.
Dr. Frucht has lectured nationally and internationally in courses sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology and International Movement Disorders Society.
In the News
Dr. Frucht discusses dystonia in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up. View the PDF
Ramdhani RA, Kumar V, Velickovic M, Frucht SJ, Tagliati M, Simonyan K. What's special about task in dystonia? A voxel-based morphometry and diffusion weighted imaging study. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society 2014 Aug; 29(9).
Frucht SJ. Focal Task-specific Dystonia-From Early Descriptions to a New, Modern Formulation. Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.) 2014; 4.
Simonyan K, Frucht SJ. Long-term Effect of Sodium Oxybate (Xyrem®) in Spasmodic Dysphonia with Vocal Tremor. Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.) 2013; 3.
Frucht SJ. Treatment of movement disorder emergencies. Neurotherapeutics : the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics 2014 Jan; 11(1).
Peterson DA, Berque P, Jabusch HC, Altenmüller E, Frucht SJ. Rating scales for musician's dystonia: the state of the art. Neurology 2013 Aug; 81(6).
Ramdhani RA, Frucht SJ. Adult-onset Idiopathic Focal Lower Extremity Dystonia: A Rare Task-Specific Dystonia. Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.) 2013; 3.
Frucht SJ. The definition of dystonia: current concepts and controversies. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society 2013 Jun; 28(7).
Carbon M, Raymond D, Ozelius L, Saunders-Pullman R, Frucht S, Dhawan V, Bressman S, Eidelberg D. Metabolic changes in DYT11 myoclonus-dystonia. Neurology 2013 Jan; 80(4).
Poston KL, Tang CC, Eckert T, Dhawan V, Frucht S, Vonsattel JP, Fahn S, Eidelberg D. Network correlates of disease severity in multiple system atrophy. Neurology 2012 Apr; 78(16).
Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.
Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Frucht during 2014 and/or 2015. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
- Impax Laboratories, Inc.; Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC
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