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Cara Jacob, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati (Movement Disorders)
  • Residency: Indiana University (Neurology)
  • Residency: Methodist Hospital (Chief Resident)
  • Residency: Methodist Hospital
  • Medical Degree: Indiana University
  • Bachelor's Degree: Indiana University
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology) (Certification Date: 2012-09-20)



Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Movement Disorders


Parkinson's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease


Balance Disorders

Bell's Palsy



Cerebellar Ataxia


Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD)




Essential Tremor (ET)

Gait Disorders

Hemifacial Spasm

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

Huntington's Disease

Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis

Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy Body Disease

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)

Muscle Rigidity

Muscle Spasticity

Myoclonic Seizures

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Orthostatic Hypotension (Postural Hypotension)


Parkinson's Hypophonia (Bowing/Atrophy)

Posterior Cortical Atrophy

Prion Disease

Psychomotor Disorders

Sensory Ataxia

Serotonin Syndrome


Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)

Spinocerebellar Degenerations

Stiff-Person Syndrome

Subacute Combined Degeneration


Tay-Sachs Disease

TDP-43 Proteinopathies

Tics and Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome


Tropical Spastic Paraparesis

Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Vascular Dementia

Wernicke Encephalopathy

Peer Reviewed Publications

Pecina, Cara Ann 2012. Tick paralysis. Seminars in neurology, 32 5, 531-2

Brownstein M.J.; Simon N.G.; Long J.D.; Yankey J.; Maibach H.T.; Cudkowicz M.; Coffey C.; Conwit R.A.; Lungu C.; Anderson K.E.; Hersch S.M.; Ecklund D.J.; Damiano E.M.; Itzkowitz D.E.; Lu S.; Chase M.K.; Shefner J.M.; McGarry A.; Thornell B.; Gladden C.; Costigan M.; O’suilleabhain P.; Marshall F.J.; Chesire A.M.; Deritis P.; Adams J.L.; Hedera P.; Lowen K.; Diana Rosas H.; Hiller A.L.; Quinn J.; Keith K.; Duker A.P.; Gruenwald C.; Molloy A.; Jacob C.; Factor S.; Sperin E.; Bega D.; Brown Z.R.; Seeberger L.C.; Sung V.W.; Benge M.; Kostyk S.K.; Daley A.M.; Perlman S.; Suski V.; Conlon P.; Barrett M.J.; Lowenhaupt S.; Quigg M.; Perlmutter J.S.; Wright B.A.; Most E.; Schwartz G.J.; Lamb J.; Chuang R.S.; Singer C.; Marder K.; Moran J.A.; Singleton J.R.; Zorn M.; Wall P.V.; Dubinsky R.M.; Gray C.; Drazinic C. 11-01-2020. Safety and tolerability of srx246, a vasopressin 1a antagonist, in irritable huntington’s disease pa Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9 11, 1-14

Obeidat A.Z.; Jacob C.; Zabeti A. 07-01-2017. Concurrent Dawson's Fingers and Area Postrema Lesion in a Mixed Neuroimmune Disorder Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 44 4, 452-454

Wissel B.D.; Dwivedi A.K.; Merola A.; Chin D.; Jacob C.; Duker A.P.; Vaughan J.E.; Lovera L.; LaFaver K.; Levy A.; Lang A.E.; Morgante F.; Nirenberg M.J.; Stephen C.; Sharma N.; Romagnolo A.; Lopiano L.; Balint B.; Yu X.X.; Bhatia K.P.; Espay A.J. 06-01-2018. Functional neurological disorders in Parkinson disease Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 89 6, 566-571

Jacob C.; Espay A.J.; Hagen M.C.; Duker A.P. 05-01-2016. Misleading Imaging and Clinical Features in Pathology-Proven Corticobasal Degeneration Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, 3 3, 315-317