Fellowship Postings

Medical Center Offering Fellowship in Boston (USA)

The Neurology Department at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has an opening, commencing July 1, 2014, for a Movement Disorders Fellow.

Our fellowship program offers comprehensive training in all aspects of adult movement disorders, deep brain stimulation surgery, neurophysiology (intraoperative placement and DBS programming), and treatment with botulinum toxin. The fellow in this one year program will work with three movement disorders attendings and nurse practitioners in our busy movement disorders practice.

The fellow will see a full spectrum of movement disorders in outpatient and inpatient settings, and will participate in research, as well as in movement disorders conferences. Our movement disorders program is part of the Lahey ‘s Department of Neurology, which is comprised of twenty-one attending neurologists,2 neurouropsychologists, residents, students. Hospital & Medical Center, part of Lahey Health, is a tertiary care, 317-bed hospital with a Level II trauma center, and outpatient clinic, is a physician-led, multi-disciplinary group practice of over 500 physicians. Lahey is an academic affiliate of Tufts School of Medicine.

We are located just outside the world class city of Boston and a short drive to all the New England states.

Interested candidates should forward CV, cover letter, three letters of reference to:

Diana Apetauerova, MD
Department of Neurology
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01085
Director, Movement Disorders Program Associate Clinical Professor, Tufts School of Medicine
E-mail: Diana_Apetauerova@Lahey.org

University of Pittsburgh (PA, USA) Offering Fellowship in Movement Disorders

The Movement Disorders Fellowship Program at the University of Pittsburgh brings together resources of the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Institute of Neurodegenerative diseases (PIND) and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to provide a unique educational environment with extensive resources available for clinical and research training in the field of movement disorders.

The fellowship program seeks candidates committed to an academic career in the neurosciences with specialization in Movement disorders. Consequently, this program emphasizes both clinical and research training in a 2 year training program. All fellows will be thoroughly trained in clinical evaluation and management of Movement Disorders.

In addition to developing clinical expertise to become a Movement Disorder Specialist, each fellow will also participate in one of three individualized research tracks: a Clinical research track, a basic science research track, or a translational research track which combines elements of clinical and basic science research. Regardless of the track selected, the goal of the Fellowship program is two-fold: (1) To become an expert in the clinical management of movement disorders, and (2) To successfully develop an area of research expertise.

For more information, visit our website

Mayo Clinic (Arizona, USA) to Offer Fellowship in 2015

Mayo Clinic in Arizona is offering fellow position to begin June 2015. Training will emphasize diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders, deep brain stimulation surgery, botulinum toxin for dystonia and hemi-facial spasm. Fellows are encouraged to participate in ongoing clinical research trials and to develop fellowship oriented research projects.

The beautiful Sonoran desert of Scottsdale offers every opportunity for a rewarding lifestyle. Applicants must complete Neurology residency in US or Canada and be board eligible.

Qualified candidates should send C.V. and personal statement to:

Program Director, Erika Driver-Dunckley, M.D.
Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Department of Neurology,
13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259
E-mail: DriverDunckley.Erika@mayo.edu
Fax: +1 480-301-9776.

Mayo Clinic is a an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Tennessee (USA) Seeks Movement Disorders Clinical and Translational Research Fellow

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is seeking a research fellow. The fellow will receive intense training in clinical trials funded by the NIH and industry (Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, dystonia, essential tremor) and translational research with a focus on neurogenetics.

The fellow will be mentored by Drs. Mark LeDoux and Ronald Pfeiffer. Applicant must have MD and/or PhD degree or equivalent.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Mark LeDoux, MD, PhD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Department of Neurology
855 Monroe Avenue, Suite 415 Link Building
Memphis, TN, USA  38163
Email:  mledoux@uthsc.edu
Phone: +1 901-237-3561
Fax: +1 901-448-7440

DBS Fellowship Offered in Pennsylvania, PA (USA)

The Greenville Neuromodulation Center (GNC) offers a unique fellowship position in Deep Brain Stimulation involving patient care, research, education and training. Fellows will be trained in pre-operative assessment and management of patients with movement disorders, intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring particularly microelectrode recording, and post-operative management encompassing both DBS, pharmacological and other methods. Research focuses on development of Internet-based programs to facilitate patient care and neuromodulation, technological development, and basic research into DBS mechanisms of action.

Fellowship applicants should have completed a neurology residency and have a medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to starting the fellowship. Letters of inquiry can be e-mailed to info@grnneuromod.com, or sent to: Fellowship c/o Erwin Montgomery Jr, MD; Medical Director Greenville Neuromodulation Center 179 Main St. Greenville, PA USA 16125. The start date and salary are negotiable.

Northwest Parkinson’s Disease Research Education and Clinical Center Offers Fellowship

This 2-year fellowship (year 3 optional) involves training in the clinical evaluation and management of movement disorder patients, such as those with Parkinson's disease, Parkinson-plus syndromes, tremor, dystonia, ataxia, Huntington's disease, and other movement disorders. 

Fellows will learn how to inject botulinum toxin for hemifacial spasm and dystonias, including blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, and limb dystonias. Training will be provided in the screening, programming, and post-operative management of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery for movement disorders.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of research including clinical trials, genetic, epidemiological, and histopathological studies, proteomic biomarker discovery, and investigations using model organisms.  The fellowship is based at the Seattle Division of the VA Puget Sound with clinical rotations at the University of Washington.

For more information please contact:

Ali Samii, MD
Movement Disorders Fellowship Program Co-Director
Neurology Section (S-127)
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
+1 (206) 277-3585
E-mail: asamii@u.washington.edu


Cyrus Zabetian, MD, MS
Movement Disorders Fellowship Program Co-Director
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (S-182)
VA Puget Sound Healthcare System
1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
+1 (206) 277-6167
E-mail: zabetian@u.washington.edu

University of Miami offering movement disorders fellowship beginning July 2014

We are offering a post residency clinical fellowship starting in July 2014. The Movement Disorders Fellowship involves extensive exposure to the spectrum of movement disorders at a very busy tertiary referral center.

Training involves common movement disorders, botulinum toxin injections, DBS programming, Huntington's disease clinic and participation in clinical trials. One-on-one mentorship provided including video sessions, journal club and interdisciplinary DBS meetings. The fellow is encouraged and mentored in participating and intiating clinical research projects.

Visit the University of Miami website for more information.

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare (Milwaukee, WI USA) Offers Fellowship in Movement Disorders

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is a practice with supportive, physician friendly administration. The Center for Neurological Disorders is a single-specialty Neurology Team providing comprehensive care in the metro Milwaukee area.

The Center for Neurological Disorders has an exciting opportunity for Neurologists with fellowship training in Movement Disorders.


  • Established practice located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • CND employed position
  • Fellowship Training in Movement Disorders required
  • Call 1:4
  • Full range of service available for patients and referrals
  • Generous benefits and time-off package, including a very good retirement plan


  • Speech Therapist in Hospital
  • Neuro Rehab Center

For more information email noell.buelow@wfhc.org or visit www.mywheaton.org.

National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (Mexico) Offers Fellowship in Movement Disorders

The Movement Disorders Clinic at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Mexico City offers a one-year clinical fellowship on Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders.

Fellowship curriculum includes out-patient, in-patient and consultation services. The fellow will be responsible for evaluating and treating patients with Parkinson's disease, atypical parkinsonisms, dystonia and hyperkinetic movement disorders.

Academic and hospital facilities include out-patient clinic (3 days/week), neurogenetics laboratory, sleep disorders clinic, 3T MRI scanner, PET scanner, neuropsychiatry unit, neuropsychology unit, neuro-ophtalmology and speech therapy and rehabilitation services.

Development of clinical skills includes use of clinical and rating scales, botulinum toxin administration, clinical evaluation and microelectrode recording during deep brain stimulation surgery, as well as DBS programming.

The fellow is required to participate in clinical rounds and in supervised lectures and presentations for neurology residents and patients. Clinical research is mandatory; at least one published paper is expected at the end of the fellowship. Attending to both national and international specialty meetings is encouraged.

The fellowship is recognized and accredited by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

To apply you must have completed a Neurology Residency Training Program and being certified by your local neurology board. A point-grade of 8 or higher during medical school is desirable. Academic year starts on March and official language is Spanish.

For more information:

Dr. Mayela Rodri­guez-Violante
Movement Disorders Clinic
National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Mexico City, Mexico
E-mail: mrodriguez@innn.edu.mx

Postdoctoral Position Offered at The Brain and Mind Institute, London (ON, Canada)

Drs. Penny MacDonald and Adrian Owen are recruiting a post-doctoral fellow who has experience in fMRI data acquisition and analysis as well as in conducting cognitive research.

The successful candidate will collaborate on projects aimed at understanding cognitive deficits in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and their neural underpinnings. Interested individuals are invited to send an application to Ms. Dawn Pavich (dpavich@uwo.ca), attention Dr. Penny MacDonald.

For more information:

Dr. Penny MacDonald
The Brain and Mind Institute
Room 235, Natural Sciences Building
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, N6A 5B7
Website: www.uwo.ca/bmi/

Movement Disorder Center (San Diego, CA USA) Movement Disorders Fellowship Available

The Movement Disorder Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Department of Neurosciences is offering one or two year fellowships in movement disorders. UCSD has a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to care, education and research. The fellowship focuses on the development of clinical skills and management of movement disorders including botulinum toxin, deep brain stimulation and pediatric movement disorders. Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in research.

To apply you must have completed a Neurology Residency Training Program accredited by the Accreditation Council For Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and be eligible for a California license.

For more information on how to apply, go to http://movementdisorders.ucsd.edu. UCSD is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its healthcare team.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Clinical Center for Movement Disorders Fellowship

The Clinical Center for Movement Disorders at UTSW Medical Center offers a one-year comprehensive fellowship during which the fellow will have an opportunity to train with five movement disorders specialists. The fellow is involved with the diagnosis and management of a wide spectrum of movement disorders including Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, a typical parkinsonian syndromes, dystonia, ataxias, Huntington's disease, and secondary movement disorders.

The fellow has an active role in all aspects of the Neuromodulation program-facilitating pre- and post-deep brain stimulation evaluations for patients considering surgery for movement disorders; presenting cases at the interdisciplinary meetings; tracking progress through a database; and programming after implantation. Neurotherapeutical interventions for movement disorders also include chemodenervation clinics. The fellow gets hands-on training in EMG-guided botox treatment of hyperkinetic movement disorders and spasticity.

Fellowship didactic curriculum includes regularly scheduled video-rounds which afford recognition of complex phenomenology of movements and their management; journal clubs; and case presentations. Additionally, the fellow can participate in a variety of ongoing clinical research projects.

We are accepting applications at this time for the 2014-15 academic year starting on July 1, 2014. Your CV, completed Application form, 2-3 letters of reference, and a personal statement can be sent to:

Sheila Palos
Attn: Shilpa Chitnis, M.D., PhD,
Movement Disorders Fellowship Application
5323 Harry Hines Blvd, J3.118
Dallas, TX 75390-9036
Phone +1 214-648-8816
Fax: +1 214-648-9129
Email: neurofellowship@utsouthwestern.edu

Henry Ford Hospital (Michigan, USA) Seeks Movement Disorders Fellows

Henry Ford Hospital, in southeast Michigan, is seeking movement disorder fellows for its Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program based at our new eco-friendly Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

They division of movement disorder specialists is a growing academic, clinical and research practice that is one of the nation's largest-volume botulinum treatment and DBS therapeutics programs. Faculty appointments are available through Wayne State University School of Medicine for those who qualify In addition, the clinical program is integrated with training of neurology residents and movement disorder fellows and research resources including: state-of-the-art PET, MRI, MEG, EEG monitoring unit, and gait and balance diagnostic facilities.

The Henry Ford Hospital program has been a leading center for Parkinson's disease drug development and the recipient of funding from NIH and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

The Henry Ford Hospital Fellowship program offered to Board-eligible neurology residency graduates, offers one- and two-year clinical training and research opportunities, with salary support at the PGY-V level.

Contact Information:

Peter LeWitt, MD
Henry Ford Health System
Henry Ford West Bloomfield
6777 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI USA 48322
E-mail: plewitt1@hfhs.org
Tel: +1 248-355-2452
Website: www.henryford.com