MDS LEAP Program

LEAP Class of 2018

LEAP Class of 2018.Thank you to all that applied for the LEAP Class of 2018. We are pleased to welcome the LEAP Class of 2018:

MDS-AOS Region

Ming-Kai Pan, MD, PhD
Pattamon Panyakaew, MD
Zheyu Xu, BA, MB BChir, MA, FRACP
Jinyoung Youn, MD, PhD

MDS-ES Region

Bettina Balint, MD
Margherita Fabbri, MD
Christos Ganos, MD
Ali Shalash, MD, PhD 

MDS-PAS Region

Lana Chahine, MS, MD
Mario Cornejo-Olivas, MD
Jorge Jesus Llibre Guerra, MD, MSc
Daniel Martinez-Ramirez, MD 


Program Objectives
  • Facilitate the personal leadership growth and effectiveness of early career movement disorders specialists
  • Enhance the leadership skills of early career movement disorders specialists through education of group leadership principles
  • Promote engagement of early career movement disorders specialists in the leadership in the MDS as well as in their own professional environment.
  • Integrate early career leaders into appropriate leadership positions within MDS 


Applications for the LEAP Class of 2019 will be accepted beginning in mid-October. 

Program Eligibility

Eligible candidates must be current members of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS); be in the early stages of career development (ages 30-40), and hold an interest in developing leadership skills and applying these leadership skills to MDS service.

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