Botulinum Program

The Yale Botulinum Program provides diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of patients with hyperactive neurological disorders such as Cervical Dystonia, Hemifacial Spasm, Blepharospasm, Limb Dystonia , and Spasticity. We also treat other conditions such as chronic migraine and severe axillary hyperhidrosis. We will evaluate and design a treatment plan for these patients and work with referring physicians to assist in their care. We use onabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX), abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport), incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin) and rimabotulinumtoxinB (Myobloc), and we welcome new patients. We also conduct clinical trials to evaluate new treatments as they become available. Electromyographic guidance is available in selected patients.

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Bahman Jabbari, MD

Professor of Neurology

Director, Botulinum Toxin treatment program

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Deena Kuruvilla, MD

Instructor in Neurology

Specialist in Headache and Facial pain

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Duarte Machado, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Lead Neurologist, Yale Health Center

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Steven Novella, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology


To schedule an appointment or make a referral to the botulinum program please call (203) 785-5420 or fax (203) 785-5935. Our clinics are located at the Yale Physicians Building, 800 Howard Avenue, Lower Level, New Haven CT. Patients are scheduled between 8am and 5pm.

Postal inquiries can be sent to:

Yale Neurology Clinics
Yale Physician's Building
800 Howard Avenue, Lower Level
New Haven, CT 06510