Dr. Mitesh Lotia is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at UAMS. He received his medical degree from Terna Medical College in Mumbai, India, followed by a mandatory one year internship through various medical and surgical specialties before relocating to the United States. He worked as a clinical stroke fellow at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC with National Institute of Health (NIH) stroke team where he learned the nuances of acute stroke management. He did a medicine internship and followed by a neurology residency at University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he also served as a chief resident in his final year.
The residency peaked his interest in movement disorders, which led to a two-year fellowship in Movement Disorders at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston under the direction of Dr. Joseph Jankovic. As he gained expertise in managing patients with a variety of complex movement disorders, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), botulinum toxin injections, he also developed affinity towards clinical research. in his second year, he served as chief fellow, a DBS fellow, and was an educator for the neurology residents and medical students.
After completing his training, Dr. Lotia joined the UAMS Movement Disorder team. While he has active interest in treating different conditions such as Parkinson's disease, tremors, dystonia, etc., he is also passionate about treating patients with Tourette syndrome. He is the only Movement Disorder Neurologist in the state of Arkansas with active clinical and research interest in the treatment of this unique neuropsychiatric condition which is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. In addition to providing compassionate patient and family-centered care, he is committed to the education of neurology residents and medical students along with patients and their families.