Vanessa K. Hinson, M.D., Ph.D.

Accepting New Patients
  • Director, Movement Disorders
Degree M.D., Ph.D.
School M.D. awarded by University of Hamburg, Germany, 1995; Ph.D. awarded by University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center, Movement Disorders
Board Certification
  • Neurology
  • Neurology
Accepts New Patients Yes


Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
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East Cooper Medical Pavilion
1600 Midtown Avenue
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Vanessa Hinson, M.D., Ph.D., is professor of neurology and director of the Movement Disorders Program at MUSC. She earned her medical and doctoral degrees from the University of Hamburg School of Medicine in Hamburg, Germany. After completing a research fellowship at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, she trained in neurology in Muenster, Germany. She completed her residency at MUSC where she also served as chief resident. Following fellowship training in movement disorders at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, she joined MUSC's faculty. Dr. Hinson's special interests include the diagnosis and treatment of dystonia, botulinum toxin injections, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and other movement disorders.