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Houston, Texas

The Cullen Building at Baylor College of Medicine.
Department of Neurology
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Paolo Moretti, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Molecular & Human Genetics [view Genetics profile]

Clinical Service Area



Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Clinic Appointments




Medical School

M.D., University of Padua School of Medicine, Padua, Italy


Cabrini Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.


Neurology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Clinical Fellowship

Clinical Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Clinic Location

Baylor Neurology
Smith Tower
6550 Fannin, Suite 1801
Houston, Texas 77030

Clinical Interests

Inherited neurological diseases with special interests in neurodegenerative disorders, movement disorders and disorders affecting cognition. Examples include Parkinson's disease, parkinsonism, dystonia, tremor, Huntington's disease, Wilson's disease, ataxia, spastic paraplegia, dementia. Treatment with botulinum toxin. General neurology.

Research Interests

Genetic and molecular studies of disease pathogenesis in Parkinson's disease and traumatic brain injury

Contact Information

Paolo Moretti, M.D.
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, MS NB302
Houston, Texas 77030

Tel: 713-798-7573
Fax: 713-798-3853

Journal Publications (Selected out of 27)

  • McCauley SR, Wilde EA, Kelly TM, Weyand AM, Yallampalli R, Waldron EJ, et al. The Neurological Outcome Scale for Traumatic Brain Injury (NOS-TBI): II. Reliability and convergent validity. J Neurotrauma. 2010;27(6):991-7. [View journal article]
  • Shirani P, Jawaid A, Moretti P, Lahijani E, Salamone AR, Schulz PE, et al. Familial occurrence of complex regional pain syndrome. Can J Neurol Sci. 2010;37(3):389-94. [View journal article]
  • Wilde EA, McCauley SR, Kelly TM, Levin HS, Pedroza C, Clifton GL, et al. Feasibility of the Neurological Outcome Scale for Traumatic Brain Injury (NOS-TBI) in adults. J Neurotrauma. 2010;27(6):975-81. [View journal article]
  • Wilde EA, McCauley SR, Kelly TM, Weyand AM, Pedroza C, Levin HS, et al. The Neurological Outcome Scale for Traumatic Brain Injury (NOS-TBI): I. Construct validity. J Neurotrauma. 2010;27(6):983-9. [View journal article]
  • Fyffe SL, Neul JL, Samaco RC, Chao HT, Ben-Shachar S, Moretti P, et al. Deletion of Mecp2 in Sim1-expressing neurons reveals a critical role for MeCP2 in feeding behavior, aggression, and the response to stress. Neuron. 2008;59(6):947-58. [View journal article]
  • Moretti P, Peters SU, Del Gaudio D, Sahoo T, Hyland K, Bottiglieri T, et al. Brief report: autistic symptoms, developmental regression, mental retardation, epilepsy, and dyskinesias in CNS folate deficiency. J Autism Dev Disord. 2008;38(6):1170-7. [View journal article]
  • Brewer GJ, Askari F, Lorincz MT, Carlson M, Schilsky M, Kluin KJ, et al. Treatment of Wilson disease with ammonium tetrathiomolybdate: IV. Comparison of tetrathiomolybdate and trientine in a double-blind study of treatment of the neurologic presentation of Wilson disease. Arch Neurol. 2006;63(4):521-7. [View journal article]
  • Moretti P, Levenson JM, Battaglia F, Atkinson R, Teague R, Antalffy B, et al. Learning and memory and synaptic plasticity are impaired in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. J Neurosci. 2006;26(1):319-27. [View journal article]
  • Moretti P, Zoghbi HY. MeCP2 dysfunction in Rett syndrome and related disorders. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2006;16(3):276-81. [View journal article]
  • Moretti P, Bouwknecht JA, Teague R, Paylor R, Zoghbi HY. Abnormalities of social interactions and home-cage behavior in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. Hum Mol Genet. 2005;14(2):205-20. [View journal article]

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Moretti P, McCauley S, Wilde E, Levin H. Widely used clinical predictors do not account for outcome variability in mild traumatic brain injury. Ann Neurol. 2012;72 Suppl 16:S37.
  • Moretti P, McCauley SR, Wilde EA, Scott JN, Clifton GL. Neurological outcome scale for traumatic brain injury: Predictive validity and sensitivity to change. Ann Neurol. 2011;70 Suppl 15:S46-7.

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