Biography & Education

Biography

Additional Information

Completed fellowships in clinical neurophysiology (EMG and evaluation/ treatment of neuromuscular disease) and movement disorders.


About the Movement Disorders Program

At the Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI), the Movement Disorders program offers a comprehensive range of services for adults and children, from diagnostic testing and innovative medical and surgical treatments to dietary consultations, compensation techniques, rehabilitation and follow-up support.

The multidiscipline Movement Disorders team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, psychiatrists and pain management specialists, as well as physical and speech therapists. Social workers are available to help patients navigate their treatment plans, and counselors to help with coping and financial issues. In this collaborative environment, all specialists focus on making the patient experience as integrated and compassionate as possible.

The program offers a broad scope of treatment options so patients’ care plans are fully personalized. Treatment options include: medications, injections (such as botulinum for blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, cervical or spinal dystonia or spasticity), gait and balance training, and rehabilitation and physical therapy. Neurosurgeons evaluate patients who have exhausted medical therapies for minimally invasive neurological restoration interventions, such as deep brain stimulation or stereotactic radiosurgery. These procedures can help restore function and quality of life.


Conditions Treated

Ataxias

Dystonia

Essential tremor

Huntington’s disease and other diseases associated with chorea

Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonism

Restless leg syndrome

Tourette syndrome and motor tics

Wilson’s disease


Recorded CME Conferences

Ticks Twitches and Twisting An Approach to Common Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
September 14, 2012

Psychogenic Movement Disorders
February 12, 2010

Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
May 15, 2008

Movement Disorders
February 14, 2008

Specialties
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neurology
Education Background
Medical School McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Residency Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellowship Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

550 17th Avenue
Suite 540
Seattle, WA 98122
18100 N.E. Union Hill Road
Redmond, WA 98052
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
550 17th Avenue
Suite 540
Seattle 98122
Fax 206-386-3882
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Specialties

Specialties
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neurology
Clinical Interests
  • Botox Treatment
  • Botulinum Treatment
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Program Spasticity
  • Dystonia
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Gait Analysis
  • General Neurologists
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Movement Disorders
  • Movement Disorders program
  • Neurology
  • Neurology - Swedish Neuroscience Institute
  • Neurosurgeons at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • The Movement Disorders Specialists at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tremor

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (122 Ratings, 12 Comments)

100

01/30/2015
I enjoy the care received at this clinic and am impressed with Dr. Susie Ro.
Swedish Patient
100

12/25/2014
Dr. Ro has controlled my tremor without surgery and with minimal side effect. Before I met her I'd not have thought that possible. She has my utmost confidence.
Swedish Patient
100

12/23/2014
Im lucky to have Dr. Ro as my Doctor, just blessed.
Swedish Patient
100

10/27/2014
This physician is extremely personable providing the healthcare that I need.
Swedish Patient
100

10/08/2014
I love *Dr. Ro - Your support staff needs work!
Swedish Patient
100

10/06/2014
*Dr. Ro is filling for my doctor but if I had to switch I wouldn't hesitate.
Swedish Patient
100

09/24/2014
Dr Ro is the best at what she does, I'm blessed to have found her.
Swedish Patient
 

09/23/2014
My experience was first rate. Everyone treated me with courtesy, care and professional thoroughness.
Swedish Patient
 

08/27/2014
She explained other treatment that I did not know existed.
Swedish Patient
100

06/12/2014
I'm very confident & always relieved & comforted after my visit.
Swedish Patient
50

06/03/2014
*Dr. Ro is very clinical and probably an expert in the area of botox injections. That is ONLY why I go to her. She is not able to relate to patients as a whole person with other medical concerns or emotional needs.
Swedish Patient
90

05/27/2014
Office followup is bad.
Swedish Patient