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George M. Plotkin, PhD, MD

4.3 out of 5 
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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 - Friday

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

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."

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



I was one of his patient Mini years ago back in 2009 he is a excellent doctor he's the one that found my diabetes for me he also taking care of me for my head injury with the fluid on the brain and different other issues also.

   — A. McAllister


First visit was very informational and instilled an abundance of trust in Dr. Plotkin's abilities and character. He was encouraging and shared much about his ideas regarding Parkinsons. Dr. Plotkin is personable and I am very happy about our choice for treatment.

   — Selwyn Wilson


There is hope. This team is professional, compassionate and wildly capable. You can expect to experience more respect and genuine interest in your patient than you have ever encountered before. After years of being herded through quick and casual doctor appointments, I was prepared for another interaction where my father (the patient) would be all but ignored, and his medication would be mildly tinkered with. If you are used to that routine —buckle up. Dr. Plotkin interviewed my father for half an hour while intermittently performing neurological tests. After hearing my dad’s story and getting to know him, Dr. Plotkin then reviewed years of Vascular and CT imaging from past ER visits. He explained the changes he saw and took initiative I’ve never seen before. For the first time in my life I believe that this doctor is interested in diagnosing this mystery, cares about my dad as a person, and has charted us on a course of discovery. For the first time in a long time there’s hope. THANK YOU DR. PLOTKIN!!!!

   — Chesley Burch


Dr. Plotkin is a wonderful specialist and a kind and caring person. He is thorough in his testing and questions. His recall of former and preparation for subsequent visits is impressive. Tyler, TX is extremely fortunate in having Dr. Plotkin in its community, and I am a very lucky and grateful patient!

   — Joni Rudak


Dr Plotkin and his staff are wonderful. Dr Plotkin is an amazing Neurologist who is very knowledgeable in his field. He's kind, caring compassionate, attentive to your needs and answers all your questions. Even the medical assistant Sommer is very kind, compassionate and helpful with any questions or anything we need. The NP's are great as well. My fiance has essential tremors and we couldn't be any more happy or grateful that his primary physician led us to Dr Plotkin. Dr Plotkin reccomend he have DBS surgery. He recently had his surgery and we are very thankful to him, his staff and the Neurosurgeon Dr Renfro and his staff. We highly reccomend Dr Plotkin to anyone needing a Neurologist. I would also like to add that all the nurses and surgery team at UT were amazing as well. I dont think he could have been in better hands. Thank you Dr Plotkin and staff, we are forever grateful 💜

   — Jill Watkins


We were told by another doctor that my son had a rare case with his tremors, so was referred to Dr.Plotkin and he was very knowledgeable and told us his tremors were very common and had alot of information on his type of tremors! Very down to earth and was very clear about his condition! We highly recommend Dr. George Plotkin!

   — Shelia McLaren