Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Catherine Gallagher, MD

  • Neurology
Catherine L. Gallagher, MD


Dr. Gallagher is a neurologist and staff physician at the Middleton VA Hospital. Dr. Gallagher specializes in movement disorders, treating patients with Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia, myoclonus, cerebellar diseases and other causes of abnormal movement. She performs botulinum toxin injections with electromyographic guidance and manages deep brain stimulators.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Neurology
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Chorea
  • Dystonia
  • Gait Disorder
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Movement Disorders
  • Myoclonus
  • Performing Arts Medicine - Neurological Conditions and Movement Disorders
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Tremors
  • Wilson's Disease
  • Research and publications

    Dr. Gallagher has initiated research projects in normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) and Parkinson’s disease. Her most significant focus is in the correlation between positron emission tomography images and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. She has recently received a career development grant from the Veterans Administration that will focus on Parkinson’s disease. At the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Gallagher is an educator of medical students, residents and fellows. She is the former director of the Integrated Clinical Neurosciences course for senior medical students and has received several awards for her teaching accomplishments.