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David Zee, M.D.

David S Zee, M.D.

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  • Professor of Neurology


Ataxia, Neurology, Nystagmus, Vertigo

Research Interests

eye movement disorders including nystagmus; ataxia and imbalance; strabismus; vestibular disorders more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-9313
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 2-210
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Fax: 410-614-1746

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-9441
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. David Zee specializes in vertigo, dizziness and imbalance (including ataxia) and in disorders of eye movements (including nystagmus and strabismus). He is a Professor of Neurology with secondary appointments in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ophthalmology and Neuroscience. 

Dr. David Zee received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed residency training in Neurology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and pursued additional clinical training at the National Institutes of Health. more


  • Professor of Neurology
  • Professor of Neuroscience
  • Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1969)


  • Neurology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1973)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology (Neurology) (1976)

Research & Publications

Activities & Honors


  • Barany Gold Medal for most important contributions to vestibular science and disorders in the previous five years, University of Uppsala, Sweden/ Barany Society, 2018
  • Abeloff Award for Life-time Achievement in Biomedical Education, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2018
  • Vestibular Champion, Vestibular Disorders Association of America, 2017
  • Endowed Professorship, 2018

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Dizzy Signals: Getting Rid of Dizziness, Better Homes and Gardens (February 2015)

Medical Mysteries: Doctors puzzled by woman’s dizziness and amplified body sounds, Washington Post (11/24/2014)

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