Gary Joseph Volkell, DO
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Neurology

Languages: English


About me

Gary Volkell, DO, is a board-certified neurologist who is fellowship trained in movement disorders. He sees patients at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital’s Center for Successful Aging.

Dr. Volkell specializes in treatment for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia (including cervical dystonia/spasmodic torticollis), tardive dyskinesia, chorea, Huntington’s disease, tremor (including essential tremor), tics, Tourette’s syndrome, restless legs syndrome, REM-sleep behavior disorder, ataxia, and functional movement disorders. In addition to these movement conditions, Dr. Volkell also treats general neurologic concerns such as stroke, seizure, headache and migraines, memory issues, neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Dr. Volkell is experienced in the latest neurologic innovations. He performs lumbar punctures; microelectrode recording and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) programming for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia; and Botulinum toxin injections for dystonia, cervical dystonia/spasmodic torticollis, spasticity, sialorrhea, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, and migraines. He has also worked in clinical trial research for diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism.

It is important to Dr. Volkell to get to know his patients long-term. He works collaboratively with his patients to solve neurologic problems, share his knowledge, and develop a personalized treatment plan so that his patients find relief. He also dedicates time by speaking to the community at educational events and support groups on topics such as Parkinson’s disease.

He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. He is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

During medical school, Dr. Volkell provided healthcare in Costa Rica at Universidad de Iberoamerica. He is conversational in medical Spanish.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Blurred Vision
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Cns Vasculitis
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Dizziness
  • Encephalitis
  • Fatigue
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis Ms
  • Neuromyelitis Optica Nmo
  • Numbness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pain
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Spasms
  • Spasticity
  • Tingling
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Weakness
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Reflexes
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Alzheimers Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation Avm
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Blurred Vision
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cts
  • Central Nervous System Lupus
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebellar Disease
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular Accident Cva
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Cervical Plexopathy
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Cns Vasculitis
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Dejerine Sottas Disease
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetic Lumbosacral Radiculoplexus Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Dizziness
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Dystonia
  • Encephalitis
  • Encephalopathies
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  • Fatigue
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome Gbs
  • Headache
  • Hiv Associated Neurocognitive Disorder
  • Hiv Myopathy
  • Horner Syndrome
  • Inclusion Body Myopathy
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Lacunar Stroke
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Lip Droop
  • Lobar Atrophy Of Brain
  • Medication Overuse Headache
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meralgia Paresthetica
  • Migraine
  • Movement Diseases And Disorders
  • Mulitfocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis Ms
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelitis
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy With Ragged Red Fibers
  • Myositis
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Disorder
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuromyelitis Optica Nmo
  • Neuropathy
  • Non Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Numbness
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Pain
  • Paramyotonia Congenita
  • Paraplegia
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinsons Disease Pd
  • Periodic Paralysis
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Periventricular Leukomalacia
  • Peroneal Nerve Injury
  • Plexopathy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Primary Cerebellar Degeneration
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Quadriplegia
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Sensory Neuronopathy
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Spasms
  • Spasticity
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  • Spinocerebellar Diseases
  • Statin Myopathy
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tetraplegia
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack Tia
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Vertigo
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Impairment
  • Weakness
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Procedures I perform

  • Angiography
  • Avm Embolization
  • Botox For Dystonia
  • Botox For Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Evaluation Emu
  • Evoked Potential Testing
  • Headache Therapy
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Multiple Sclerosis Ms Infusion Treatment
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
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Practice locations

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9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD, 21237

Fax 443-777-8320


MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus


Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Fellowship Program: Albany Medical Center (2021)

Residency Program: Albany Medical Center (2020)

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2016)

News and publications



  • King, J., Volkell, G., Wyant, J., and Molho, E. Subacute Encephalopathy with Pimavanserin Treatment in Parkinson’s Disease. Submitted to International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society