Gary Joseph Volkell, DO| Neurology | MedStar Health

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

4.9 out of 5 (420 reviews)

Specialties: 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.

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.

In 2023, he was named a Top Doctor by Baltimore magazine.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Blurred Vision
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Dizziness
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Numbness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Spasticity
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Unsteady Gait
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arm Weakness
  • Ataxia
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Blurred Vision
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebellar Disease
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Dizziness
  • Dysarthria
  • Dyskinesia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Focal Dystonia
  • Handwriting Tremor
  • Headache
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Horner Syndrome
  • Impaired Coordination
  • Intention Tremor
  • Intermittent Tremor
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Kinetic Tremor
  • Lacunar Stroke
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Lip Droop
  • Lobar Atrophy Of Brain
  • Medication Overuse Headache
  • Memory Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Movement Diseases And Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neck Pain
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Neuropathy
  • Non Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Numbness
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Primary Cerebellar Degeneration
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Slurred Speech
  • Spasticity
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  • Spinocerebellar Diseases
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Twitching
  • Unsteady Gait
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Procedures I perform

  • Balance Testing
  • Botox For Dystonia
  • Botox For Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botox For Migraines
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Evaluation (EMU)
  • Headache Therapy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Infusion Treatment
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Practice locations

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9103 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 302
Baltimore, MD, 21237


Fax 855-778-6904

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Open HMO
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Network OA
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Student Resources
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans



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 (2016)


  • Top Doctor by Baltimore magazine - 2023

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


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  • Dec 11, 2023


  • Nov 7, 2023

    I received a thorough exam and Dr Volkell explained his findings very well. He was clear and easy to understand. He was patient and attentive to questions and concerns.

  • Nov 3, 2023

    Dr. Volkell is the best.