Dr. Erin Feinstein joined the Department of Neurology and the Rutgers Neurological Institute of New Jersey at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in September 2016. Dr. Feinstein graduated from Scripps College in Claremont California with a degree in neuroscience. She then went on to pursue basic science research of learning and memory at the University of California in Irvine. Dr. Feinstein graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed her internal medicine internship at the Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia. She went on to an adult neurology residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she had the honor of being chief resident during her senior year. Dr. Feinstein then crossed the river and completed a movement disorders fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.
Dr. Feinstein is currently an assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School where her practice focuses on the diagnosis and management of movement disorders. She works closely with neurosurgery, and physical, occupational, and speech therapy to manage Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s plus syndromes (multisystem atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration), essential tremor, dystonia, ataxia, hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, myoclonus, restless leg syndrome, Wilson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome. She is also part of the Center for Functional Neurosurgery and Neuromodualtion and involved in Deep Brain Stimulation surgery and programming for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. She is skilled at administering botulinum toxin for treatment of dystonia and spasticity. She is greatly looking forward to being able to use her specific skill set to treat rare diseases and to improve the quality of life for her patients.
Dr. Feinstein is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and licensed in New York and New Jersey, and semi-fluent in Spanish and English.