Michael J. Soileau, MD

Dr. Michael Soileau grew up in Lumberton, TX (small town in Southeast Texas) prior to his moving to Waco, TX for college at Baylor University.  After graduating from Baylor University, he attended medical school at The University of Texas Medical School in Houston after which he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan where he completed his neurology residency at the prestigious University of Michigan.  While in Ann Arbor, he was honored with numerous teaching awards and fell in love with the field of Movement Disorders.  Rarely in neurology, can there be such an influential and immediate improvement in quality of life.  This love prompted him to return to his medical school alma mater and complete a fellowship in the medical and surgical management of movement disorders. 

After directing the movement disorder division at a large institution in Central Texas for 3 years and starting a DBS program, he decided to open Texas Movement Disorder Specialists, PLLC in 2017.  Doing so allowed him to bring “big city training” to smaller towns as a convenience to his patients.  Now, he continues to provide comprehensive, sub-specialized care to those patients with movement disorders in a compassionate, individualized manner.  He continues to develop a regional and statewide presence having patients travel from all over Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.  


Dr. Soileau also enjoys teaching students, residents, and other neurologists about the “art” of treating movement disorders as well as advanced therapies.  In his short tenure to date, he’s traveled regionally and nationally as a consultant and lecturer to patients and providers, authored 4 book chapters, 5 peer-reviewed journal articles, and co-authored a board review textbook for neurology students and providers.  He is also a member of the prestigious Parkinson Study Group (PSG) as well as a board member of the Texas Neurological Society.  


When not at work, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife Janiece (a pediatric nurse practitioner), his two sons, and his golden retriever Dixie.











-Truman G. Blocker, JR Gold-Headed Cane Award for Humanism in Medicine

-Recipient of the “Bronze Beeper Award for Teaching”

-“Making a Difference”, University of Michigan.  (Patient or staff nominated award for excellent clinical care.)

-“Status Pedagogicus In Situ Award.”  (Given to resident recognizing teaching and mentorship excellence.)

-Capital Area Parkinson's Society — honored for presentation, support and commitment

Research - Publications


Published – Peer Reviewed

  1. Hallevi, H., Chernyshev, OY., El Khoury, R., Soileau, M. J., Walker, K. C., Grotta, J.C., & Savitz, S. I. (2011). Intracranial atherosclerosis is associated with progression of neurological deficit in subcortical stroke. Cerebrovascular Diseases, 33(1), 64-68.

  2. Soileau, M. J., Persad, C., Taylor, J., Patil, P. G., & Chou, K. L. (2014). Caregiver burden in patients with Parkinson disease undergoing deep brain stimulation: an exploratory analysis. Journal of Parkinson's disease, 4(3), 517-521.

  3. Montgomery, M, Miner, Noel K., Soileau MJ, McDonald, Douglas K. "Placement of the AbbVie PEG-J tube for the Treatment of Parkinson's disease in the Interventional Radiology Suite." Baylor University Medical Proceedings; Oct 2016


Published – Non-Peer Reviewed

  1. Soileau M.J. and Furr-Stimming, E. "Inpatient Management of Parkinson's Disease." Practical Neurology. October 2014, Vol 13, No. 8.


Articles Submitted

  1. Cooper, R.C., Benge, J.F, Lantrip, C., & Soileau, M.J; "The Everyday Cognition

(Ecog) Scale in Parkinson's Disease". submitted February 2017


Book Chapters

  1. Soileau, Michael J and Kelvin L. Chou. Common Challenges and Complications in the Inpatient Setting. In: Hawley, Armstrong, Weiner (eds). (2014) Parkinson's Disease: Improving Patient Care, pp. 75-87, Oxford University Press

  2. Michael J. Soileau and Kelvin L. Chou. Parkinson Disease: Pathophysiology, Genetics, Clinical Manifestations and Course including Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis. In: Johnston et al (ed) (2016) Neurobiology of Disease, 2e. Oxford University Press, pp tbd

  3. Michael J. Soileau.  Defining Idiopathic Parkinson Disease and Imaging and Advanced Stories.  In Armitage, AE (2017) Fast Facts for Nurses about Parkinson’s Disease: An Expert Guide in a Nutshell, 1e.  Springer Publishing.  


Book Publications (Author)

  1. Jordan, J. T., Mayans, D. R., & Soileau, MJ. (2016). Neurology Self-Assessment: A

Companion to Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 224 pp., Elsevier Health Science.



  1. Chernyshev OY, Martin-Schild S, El Khoury R, Soileau MJ, Lentz RJ, Morales MM, Sline MR, Grotta JC, Savitz SI. (2009) Delay in Hospital Arrival in Patients with Posterior Circulation Ischemia. Stroke. 2009; 40: e105-e276.

  2. Benge, J.F., Pineda, A., & Soileau, M.J. (2016). Caregiver Perceptions of Everyday Cognitive Functioning in Parkinson's Disease. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Seattle, WA.


Poster Presentations

  1. Delay in Hospital Arrival in Patients with Posterior Circulation Ischemia. — Poster presentation at the International Stroke Conference, San Diego, California 2009

  2. Caregiver Burden in Patients with Parkinson Disease Undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation. University of Michigan Neuroscience Day 2012, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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