Joan Harper, DNP Email Joan Harper
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurology, Movement Disorders
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
Joan Miravite, DNP, has over 18 years of experience in the evaluation, programming and management of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor and Dystonia. Her clinical expertise as a DBS programmer has allowed her to improve the quality of life of patients with disabling and advanced movement disorders. She has built a strong DBS Program at Mount Sinai by educating physicians, nurse practitioners, students and patients about DBS. She is heavily involved in the training of Movement Disorder Fellows on management of patients with DBS.
Dr. Miravite has presented at local, regional and national CME meetings on DBS programming and management. She has been invited to serve as member of multiple advisory groups to the Parkinson Foundation, the New York State Department of Health Advisory Workgroup for Neurodegenerative Diseases and is co-facilitator for the Movement Disorder Special Focus Group of the AANN. She is currently director for the Greater New York City Chapter of the AANN. She serves as an invited member of multiple foundation advisory and review boards. She has earned numerous state, regional and national awards for education, clinical care and patient advocacy.
She was appointed co-lead author of a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the AANN “Evidence-Based Strategies for Care of the Patient with Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation” (2019). Dr. Miravite is also invited faculty for the Parkinson Foundation Allied Team in Training for Parkinson’s (ATTP) Program. ATTP is a national training program that utilizes a team-based approach in which medical professionals from diverse disciplines learn leading techniques in Parkinson’s disease care.
Dr. Miravite offers telemedicine appointments when appropriate. Please call her office to schedule a video visit.
- Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
- Parkinson's Disease
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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Harper during 2019 and/or 2020. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
Scientific Advisory Board:
- Medtronic, Inc.
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