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George M. Plotkin, PhD, MD

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UT Health East Texas Physicians
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UT Health East Texas Neurological Institute -- A department of UT Health Tyler

700 Olympic Plaza
Ste. 904
Tyler, TX 75701

Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - noon

UT Health Tyler

1000 S. Beckham Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701

George Plotkin, PhD, MD, treats a wide range of neurological disorders at the UT Health East Texas Neurological Institute. He is renowned for his expertise in the field of movement disorders and deep brain stimulation therapy.

Patients from around the world seek him out for a diagnosis, advanced treatments and individualized care. "We want to know where our patients come from, what their interests are and what they do. After all, they are people first and patients second."

Dr. Plotkin is employed as a clinical faculty physician at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler under the UT Tyler School of Medicine.

Board Certifications: 

Electrodiagnostic Physician, Board Certification


Neurology Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Internal Medicine Internship: Boston City Hospital, Boston University School of Medicine, MA

Doctor of Medicine: Boston University School of Medicine, MA

Doctor of Philosophy: Physiological Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge

Master of Science: Biology, MIT, Cambridge

Bachelor of Science: MIT, Cambridge

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Diplomate

American Academy of Neurology, Member

The Joint Commission Patient’s Choice Award, Repeat Recipient

Best Doctors in America, Selected by Peers

Texas Super Doctors, Selected by Peers

Boston University School of Medicine, Magna Cum Laude Graduate

Chester Keefer Prize in Internal Medicine, Boston City Hospital, Award

Hewlett-Packard Medicine Prize

American Parkinson Disease Association • Johnson & Johnson, Fellow

Featured Reviews



Dr. George Plotkin has treated me for over 12 years. I have had different problems with walking, also neuropathy, and memory (genetic). He is not only caring, calm and listens intently to what you say, he, also, checks your body and actually tests for answers during the exam. He has treated myself, and my son CJ, following a severe automobile accident. My son was 24 at the time and couldn’t move his shoulder he had “Rectus Sheath Syndrome”! No one ever even heard of that, but he knew exactly. Our son is doing great now, and as a Pastor raises his arms all the time to Praise God! Dr. Plotkin. is a brilliant and sought out doctor, that we are fortunate to have the opportunity to even get an appointment with a physician with his accomplishments. I won’t embarrass him. His staff is also very efficient and caring about each patient …and their family members!! He is humble, and so quietly aware and in tune to the needs of his patients, that it is a blessing to have him and to know that he has my best care plan for my life. Thank you Dr Plotkin, you are truly awesome. ><>

   — Marsha Anderson


It’s been over 15 years since I last saw Dr. Plotkin but the man literally changed my life. I was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome and saw several different doctors in the Houston area before being told about Dr. Plotkin in my own backyard. He is very compassionate and skilled at what he does. He worked to find the right combination of medicine to help me with my daily struggle. I was heading down a steep and narrow road of depression that led to suicide before meeting Dr. Plotkin.

   — Joseph Harrison


Trust is the first word that comes to mind when I think about Dr. Plotkin. He is so knowledgeable and so good to explain everything that he just makes you feel comfortable and know that you’re in good hands. He and his staff are very professional. They always greet you. They’re just kind people, but they know their job and they do it well.

   — Vickie Griffin


Extremely knowledgable, great patient manners and interaction, and answers all questions you have. Movement Disorder Specialist are difficult to find, and Dr. Plotkin is among the best.

   — Cristiane Hendrickson


I've never had such a caring doctor.

   — Cyndy Nesbit


If it wasn't for Dr Plotkin knowing what was wrong,I may not be here. He knew I had a problem with my spinal cord. He got me in and verified what was wrong. He knew who could do the surgery and fix it. Compression fracture of C3 and C4. Dr Nalbach was the surgeon. Had surgery and fixed it.

   — Jan Janes