Portrait of Dr. Timothy Feyma

Dr. Timothy Feyma

Associate medical director of neurology, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

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Dr. Tim Feyma has fostered an environment of teamwork among medical specialists, nurses, and families at Gillette, all with the singular goal of helping young patients overcome difficult neurological challenges. This year, he added deep brain stimulation (DBS) to his department’s list of specialties. DBS has long been used for Parkinson’s disease and genetic dystonias; use in movement issues related to brain injuries is a developing field.

Feyma is also involved in research at Gillette and UMN on potential treatments for complex conditions like cerebral palsy, epilepsy, dystonia, and Rett syndrome.