Melissa Houser, MD

  • Neurology
Melissa Houser, MD
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Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines
10710 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Melissa Houser, MD, is a neurologist with fellowship training in movement disorders. Dr. Houser is the founder and clinical director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, California. Here, she and her team provide advanced treatment of neurological disorders with a multidisciplinary, integrative and caring approach.

Dr. Houser provides care for ataxia, disorders requiring treatment with botulinum toxin therapy, deep brain stimulation (DBS), dyskinesia and dystonia, myoclonus, tics including Tourette syndrome, tremor, Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonism, restless leg syndrome (RLS) and other movement disorders.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Houser has a research program which primarily investigates the causes and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, including non-embryonic stem cell research. She has been the recipient of a number of grants for this research. She is also the director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Program at Scripps Clinic.

Dr. Houser is also an adjunct associate professor at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), and participates in the medical education of physicians in training. She is one of few fellowship-trained movement disorder specialists in the San Diego area. Her subspecialty training took place at Queen Square in London, where she was on staff before joining Scripps Clinic in 1998. She is a member of the Movement Disorder Society and a fellow of the Royal College of Medicine.

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1997

Medical Education

Texas Tech University School of Medicine, MD, 1989


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Internal Medicine, 1990


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Neurology, 1993


The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Movement Disorders, 1996The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurophysiology, 1994

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