Dr. Ferris is a fellowship-trained neurologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders.

She diagnoses and treats a breath of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. She recognizes the broad effects of these conditions on daily living and aims to develop personalized, comprehensive treatment plans that optimize health and quality of life.

Dr. Ferris research interests focus on access to interventional therapies for movement disorders. She has participated in investigations sponsored by the National Institutes of to evaluate advanced treatments for complications of Parkinson’s disease.

She has co-authored articles in publications such as Nature, The Neurohospitalist, and BioMed Central (BMC) Genomics. She has presented her insights about innovations in the understanding, detection, and management of movement disorders at conferences including, the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Pan American Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress.

She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Movement Disorder Society.

Clinical Focus

  • Movement Disorders
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (2022)
  • Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center (2022) MD
  • Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center (2020) MD
  • Internship: University of Maryland Medical Center (2017) MD
  • Medical Education: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine Urbana (2016) IL