HD Reach is excited to introduce Dr. Jessica Tate, the new head of the Huntington’s Disease Clinic at Wake Forest Baptist Health. She has trained with Dr. Francis Walker who recently retired and is looking forward to caring for families impacted by HD. Here’s a little more about her.
Dr. Jessica Tate is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and sees patients at Wake Forest Baptist Health locations in Winston-Salem and Bermuda Run. She grew up in White Sulphur Springs, WV and Covington, VA. Dr. Tate earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from The College of William & Mary and her medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine. She completed both her Neurology residency and a 2-year Movement Disorders fellowship at Wake Forest. It is Dr. Tate’s honor to assist patients and their care partners during difficult times and her goal is to help maximize quality of life. Areas of special focus include DBS evaluation and programming for Parkinson’s, essential tremor and dystonia; botulinum toxin injections; and inpatient Neurology. She has also eagerly assumed management of the Huntington’s disease clinic at WFBH, following the recent retirement of Dr. Francis Walker. She was fortunate to benefit from Dr. Walker’s teaching and mentorship throughout her residency, fellowship and early career. She has assumed the role of site PI for the ENROLL and CLARITY studies at WFBH and plans to expand the HD research program so that cutting-edge clinical trials are available to her patients and their families. Her second career is mom to 8-year old Garrett and 5-year old Harper. When she has a spare moment, she enjoys taking pictures, spending time in nature, or reading a good science fiction, horror or fantasy novel.