Scott Norris, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology



Board Certifications

  • Neurology - Certified

Related Links


  • Norris SA, Derdeyn CP, Perlmutter JS. Levodopa-Responsive Hemiparkinsonism Secondary to Cystic Expansion from a Coiled Cerebral Aneurysm. J Neuroimaging. doi: 10:1111/jon 12117, 2014.
  • Norris SA, Hathaway EN, Taylor, JA, Thach WT. Cerebellar inactivation impairs memory of learned prism gaze-reach calibrations. J Neurophysiol. 105(5):2248-59, 2011.
  • Reid EK, Norris SA, Taylor JA, Hathaway EN, Vittri EA, Thach WT. Is the parvocellular red nucleus involved in cerebellar motor learning? Current Trends in Neurology (3):15-22, 2009.
  • Greger BE, Norris SA, Simple spike firing in the posterior lateral cerebellar cortex of macaque mulatta was correlated with success-failure during a visually guided reaching task. Exp Brain Res. 167(4):660-5, 2005.
  • Norris SA, Greger B, Hathaway EN, Thach WT. Purkinje cell spike firing in the posterolateral cerebellum: correlation with visual stimulus, oculomotor response, and error feedback. J Neurophysiol. 92(3):1867-79, 2004.
  • Greger B, Norris SA, Thach WT. Spike firing in the lateral cerebellar cortex correlated with movement and motor parameters irrespective of the effector limb. J Neurophysiol. 91(1):576-82, 2004.
  • Martin TA, Norris SA, Greger BE, Thach WT. Dynamic coordination of body parts during prism adaptation. J Neurophysiol. 88(4):1685-94, 2002.
  • Norris SA, Greger BE, Martin TA, Thach WT. Prism adaptation of reaching is dependent on the type of visual feedback of hand and target position. Brain Res. 905(1-2):207-19, 2001.
  • Martin TA, Greger BE, Norris SA, Thach WT. Throwing accuracy in the vertical direction during prism adaptation: not simply timing of ball release. J Neurophysiol. 85(5):2298-302, 2001.

Dr. Norris is a fellowship trained Movement Disorder specialist who sees patients with Parkinson disease and parkinsonism, dystonia (including laryngeal dystonia, a.k.a spasmodic dysphonia), essential tremor, and other movement disorders. His clinical practice focuses primarily on management of Parkinson disease and performing botulinum toxin injections for patients with dystonia, salivary disorders, and children with cerebral palsy. Dr. Norris evaluates potential candidates for deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, assists in the implantation of such stimulators for Parkinson disease, tremor, and dystonia, and oversees post-operative DBS programming.

His research interests are focused on the pathophysiology of dystonia and Parkinson disease and the mechanisms of deep brain stimulation. Specific interests include the use of functional connectivity MRI as a non-invasive biomarker of disease.