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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



We have been working with Dr. Plotkin for around 2+ years now, addressing a debilitating mobility issue for one of our family members. Dr. Plotkin has been, simply put, an absolute god-send in our lives and has increased our family member's quality of life substantially, through his care. He is empathetic, conscientious, and caring, and takes the time to understand and assess every aspect of our situation. He is never in a hurry to get finished with an appointment; always spending as much time as is needed to address all of our concerns. He is also very direct in his opinions and diagnosis, which is very helpful to us. He delivers the facts clearly so that you and your family can make the best choices for care, and he does so in a manner which shows a true care for his patients. We could not be more pleased to have found Dr. Plotkin and cannot say enough about how positive our experience with him has been. He truly changed our lives for the better!

   — Christopher Ripley


I saw doctors all over country, literally, from Pennsylvania, to NY, to the Cleveland Clinic, for 2 years searching for a diagnosis about 12 years ago. Dr. Plotkin was the one who was the one who was finally able to make a diagnosis and begin treatment. I had been given a terminal diagnosis by over 5 doctors. Although my diagnosis is severe, Dr. Plotkin was able to begin a treatment plan that has improved my condition dramatically and has gotten me back to a life that is something like normal. I credit him with this turn around and could not be more grateful for him and his level of knowledge and care. I even moved from NY to TX because of him being here and being able to treat me. He is a fantastic Neurologist and a great health care provider.

   — Jaenpop1990


In addition to being an expert in their chosen medical field, a doctor should give you a feeling of confidence in his diagnosis. Dr. Plotkin excels in both. A brilliant man with great empathy for the patient. Always feel better following my visits with him.

   — Cristiane


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 three times for my issue. He listens well and answers any questions plus provides honest and reassuring guidance and answers. He is patient, reassuring, honest and attentive. I came away feeling so much better for having him as my specialist!

   — Leslie Warren