Fellowship Postings

University of Miami (Miami, FL, USA) offers fellowship beginning July 2014

The University of Miami is 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 initiating clinical research projects.

Visit the University of Miami website for more information.

Movement Disorder Research Grant by the Jacques and Gloria Gossweiler Foundation

A grant will be offered as an individual fellowship to support an outstanding postdoctoral scientist or clinician running a research program in an internationally acknowledged institution. This individual will work in the field of non-pharmaceutical treatment of Parkinson's disease and other Movement Disorders.

Initially, the fellowship will be granted for a 2-year period, with a possible extension of the period to a maximum of 4 years. The grant includes the salary for the fellow at a postdoctoral level as well as equipment, if needed. The application deadline is May 1, 2014.

Neurology Scientific Advisory Board to the JGGF: Prof. Dr. med.Giovanni Abbruzzese, Genova, Italy; Dr. Ralf Reilmann, M.D. PhD, Muenster, Germany; Prof Dr. med. Jean-Marc Burgunder, Bern, Switzerland.

Further details are available at these websites: www.jggf.ch/en/medical-research/neurology or www.jggf.ch.

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