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George M. Plotkin, PhD, MD

4.5 out of 5 
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Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

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.

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."

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



Excellent and knowledgeable physician. He takes the time to walk you through a diagnosis and shared all tests results with detailed explanations. Very teachable moments. Dr. Plotkin is genuinely vested in his patients and their ongoing care.

   — Susan McInturff


He’s so smart yet you really feel like he really cares about you! We feel his support and are so confident and secure in his care. I am so thankful and blessed he’s our doctor!

   — Vickie B


Brilliant and personable Neurologist. Worth the wait for an appointment. I've seen Dr. Plotkin two times for my issue. He listens well and answers any questions plus provides honest and reassuring guidance and answers. I come away feeling so much better for having him as my specialist!

   — Leslie Warren


Dr Plotkin is the most knowledgeable and thorough doctor I have ever seen.

   — Robert Freeman


One could not have hoped for a more knowledgeable and caring doctor! Dr. Plotkin is as good as it gets and one would be lucky to have him as his doctor.

   — Cristiane Hendrickson


Dr. Plotkin is a remarkable doctor and even more remarkable person. His knowledge in almost every topic is amazing. He has been treating me now for several years and his patience in ensuring I understand my problem has made a huge difference to my wife and myself in dealing with it. We would both recommend him highly.

   — Marvin E Marshall