Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, MS

Movement disorders specialist, Deep brain stimulation specialist

Bio:   Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart is the John E Cahill Family Professor in the department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences. She is a neurologist, neurophysiologist and movement disorders specialist, who has used her training in mathematics and physics, bioengineering, neurology, movement disorders, and single unit electrophysiology in primates to develop a rigorous translational program in motor control research in human subjects with movement disorders. Dr. Bronte-Stewart is the Director of the Stanford Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, the Co-Director of the Stanford Balance Center, and the Division Chief of Movement Disorders in the department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences. She directs the Human Motor Control and Neuromodulation Laboratory, where she has developed computerized, quantitative measurements of motor behavior, which are being implemented in a wide range of Movement Disorders. Her research investigates the brain’s contribution to abnormal movement in human subjects, using synchronous brain recordings and quantitative kinematics, and how these are modulated with different frequencies and patterns of neurostimulation. Dr. Bronte-Stewart’s team was the first in the United States to implant a sensing neurostimulator, from which they can record brain signals directly, and use the patient’s own neural activity to drive the first closed loop neurostimulation studies in Parkinson’s disease. This work has led to her team receiving a BRAIN Initiative grant to perform the first closed loop deep brain stimulation studies for gait impairment and freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease. She is the North America Lead Investigator for the first pivotal international trial of adaptive DBS in Parkinson’s disease – the ADAPT trial.
4.9 out of 5
82 Patient Ratings
39 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Neurodiagnostic Labs

Movement Disorders Center

Deep Brain Stimulation Program

Professional Education

  • Medical Education: Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania (1984) PA
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1988) PA
  • Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1985) PA
  • Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (1991)
  • BA, University of York, England, Mathematics and physics
  • MSE, University of Pennsylvania, Bioengineering
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania, Medicine

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-director, Stanford Balance Center (2010 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Movement Disorders Center (1999 - Present)
  • Division Chief, Movement Disorders division, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences (1999 - Present)

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Explanations

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Listens

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Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Recommended to others

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SHC Patient, Jul 2020

It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Bronte-Stewart @ clinic. She is very warm & engaging, professional, knowledgeable, helpful & supportive.

SHC Patient, Apr 2020

Dr. Bronte-Stewart always takes the time to thoroughly go over my case and changes/updates on my care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2020

Dr. was very patient in spite of time crunch.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr. Bronte-Stewart is the most engaged, attentive physician I have ever had. I feel lucky to be her patient.

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Excellent!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

My problems has not resolve.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Extraordinary doctor!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

She is always excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. B-S is awesome - she and I go way back.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Bronte-Stewart is an extraordinary doctor. Brilliant, knowledgeable, attentive, compassionate. We have been working with her for over 16 yrs.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Bronte-Stewart is an exceptional physician!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Bronte-Stewart is an excellent clinician - I recommend her to all my fellow PD patients.

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4.9 out of 5
82 Patient Ratings
39 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Bronte-Stewart @ clinic. She is very warm & engaging, professional, knowledgeable, helpful & supportive.

SHC Patient, Apr 2020

Dr. Bronte-Stewart always takes the time to thoroughly go over my case and changes/updates on my care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2020

Dr. was very patient in spite of time crunch.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr. Bronte-Stewart is the most engaged, attentive physician I have ever had. I feel lucky to be her patient.

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Excellent!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

My problems has not resolve.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Extraordinary doctor!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

She is always excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. B-S is awesome - she and I go way back.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Bronte-Stewart is an extraordinary doctor. Brilliant, knowledgeable, attentive, compassionate. We have been working with her for over 16 yrs.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Bronte-Stewart is an exceptional physician!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Bronte-Stewart is an excellent clinician - I recommend her to all my fellow PD patients.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Bronte-Stewart was wonderful - Very efficient and informative.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart is my doctor for Parkinson's & she is excellent.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Bronte-Stewart is an excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Bronte-Stewart is the best! Dr. Haul was very good - excellent.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

We love Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart! She has been our dr. since 2006. We always recommend Stanford & even when not related to DBS reassure friends that Stanford is the best place to be!

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

This doctor is truly EXCEPTIONAL.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Always pleasant & helpful.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Helen Bronte-Stewart provides unimaginably good service, explanation, and care.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Bronte-Stewart is simply the finest physician I have known.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Always a good experience.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Bronte-Stewart is a treasure. Hold on to her.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Great pleasure to work with both Dr. Bronte-Stewart and the first doctor that spent a long time with me and was very thorough.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Bronte-Stewart is the best.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Very caring individual recommended a friend to this doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I have Parkinsons. I've been seeing Dr.Bronte-Stewart twice a year for 15 years. I couldn't be more grateful for her care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

The care providers were BETTER than very good - truly exceptional.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Bronte-Stewart and her NP, Lauren, were terrific! Patient, focused, caring, did not rush & extremely thorough.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Staff always courteous & professional.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Bronte-Stewart is excellent! She gives good explanations and has taken time to get to know me well.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Poston & Carlos Rodriguez were attempting to me - the very best!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I cannot say enough positive things about both the fellow & Dr Bronte-Stewart...

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Good.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Very good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Never felt rushed - she was very thorough.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Absolutely the perfect physician.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Good experience - Dr. Bronte-Stewart staff are current on my symptoms and medications.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

No problem.