Movement Disorders Fellowship


Goals

Our program involves a multidisciplinary team of experts (in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, ataxia, dementia, functional neurosurgery, and neuropsychiatry) who will train neurologists in the diagnosis and management of various movement disorders. The recipient of the movement disorder fellowship will learn to evaluate the full spectrum of the movement disorders and receive training in the use pharmacological treatment, botulinum toxin injection and deep brain stimulation (DBS) in treating these diseases. The fellow will also learn to design and conduct clinical and translational research. After training, the fellows will be well situated to provide the highest professional standard and optimal clinical skills to serve patients, and to contribute to research and knowledge in this field.

Duration

The Movement Disorder Fellowship is generally for 1 year starting in July under the umbrella of the Department of Neurology (please see the link), University of Chicago Medicine. A 2nd year of fellowship for additional research in movement disorders is also available.  

Fellowship Committee

A multidisciplinary team, directed by Tao Xie MD PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, consists of specialists in movement disorders, ataxia, functional surgery, and neuropsychiatry, including:

The committee will meet on a quarterly basis to evaluate and provide guidance with respect to the fellow’s progress.

Clinical Trials

We have multiple clinical/translational trials (click here to visit this page) in Parkinson’s disease, ataxia and dystonia, with research grant support from the Michael J. Fox Foundation, GE Healthcare and the NIH.

Publications

See [link] for a list of selected publications in Parkinson’s disease, tremor, progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, and ataxia.