Neurology and Neurosurgery

Nuvance Health announces new director of movement disorders

Thomas Steeves, MD, Director of Movement Disorders, Nuvance Health Neuroscience Institute


Dr. Thomas Steeves, a distinguished neurologist and movement disorder specialist, has joined the Nuvance Health Neuroscience Institute.


Thomas Steeves, MD, has joined the Nuvance Health Neuroscience Institute as the director of movement disorders. Dr. Steeves is a board-certified neurologist with three years of fellowship training in movement disorders. He also had dedicated training in deep-brain stimulation for movement disorders and electrophysiology for neuromuscular disorders.


Dr. Steeves offers the latest options to help people manage symptoms from neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, as well as chorea (involuntary muscle movement), dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions), tics and tremors.


In addition to thorough physical exams, Dr. Steeves uses ultrasound-guided and electromyographic botulinum toxin injections to treat dystonia and tremors. Dystonia and tremor can cause unwanted postures and shaking in an area of the body, such as the neck or arms and hands, which can make basic daily activities difficult, including eating, drinking and driving.


Some individuals may also benefit from deep-brain stimulation to lessen uncontrollable movements caused by tremors, dystonia or Parkinson’s disease.


Dr. Steeves also uses electromyography (EMG) to diagnose neuromuscular diseases and to determine the best ways to manage them.


“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Steeves to the Nuvance Health Neuroscience Institute and our dedicated team of neurologists and neurosurgeons. As a renowned neurologist specializing in movement disorders, Dr. Steeves brings a wealth of expertise that will significantly enhance the care we provide in the Hudson Valley,” said Dr. Paul Wright, senior vice president and system chair of the Nuvance Health Neuroscience Institute. “His commitment to medical excellence will play a crucial role in improving the lives of our community members living with a movement disorder.”


“I am excited to be a part of the Nuvance Health Neuroscience Institute and establish a movement disorder clinic,” Dr. Steeves said. “I have joined a highly talented group of people working together at the Nuvance Health Neuroscience Institute who are eager to support each other, our patients and our community. I look forward to providing the highest standard of care to people in the Hudson Valley in a community that is meaningful to me,” Dr. Steeves said.

In some cases, movement disorders are not curable, which can be difficult emotionally and physically for people enduring them. Dr. Steeves aims to help his patients maintain their independence and quality of life as much as possible by providing an accurate diagnosis, offering the latest treatment options and helping individuals and their families understand the condition.

Dr. Steeves completed fellowship training in movement disorders at Toronto Western Hospital. He completed both neurology and internal medicine residencies at the Mayo Clinic.


Dr. Steeves relocated from Canada to care for people in the Hudson Valley. He sees patients at the Nuvance Health Neuroscience Institute in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Learn more about Dr. Steeves and book an appointment.