Fellowship in Movement Disorders

The Movement Disorders Section offers several different fellowship opportunities that emphasize training in either clinical movement disorders, research or both. Most applicants spend from two to three years in the training program.

Applicants usually have a primary mentor within the Movement Disorders Section. Research activities of the Movement Disorders Center span etiology, pathophysiology, cognitive dysfunction and development of new treatment strategies for Parkinson disease; pathophysiology of dystonia; pathophysiology of Tourette’s syndrome; pathophysiology of Huntington’s disease; development of neuroimaging methodology; basal ganglia pathophysiology and pharmacology; language development; cerebellar physiology; and motor physiology.

Regular activities of the section

  • Weekly section meeting including journal club and review of patient videos
  • Weekly movement disorders clinic attended by all section members
  • Weekly research meeting
  • Monthly botulinum toxin treatment clinic for children with cerebral palsy
  • APDA Advanced Research Center for Parkinson disease.
  • Huntington Disease Center of Excellence (HDSA) including presymptomatic HD testing program.
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Program combining the Movement Disorders Section and two affiliated stereotactic neurosurgeons Drs. Josh Dowling and Jon Willie.

Prerequisites for applications for a fellowship that includes clinical training includes successful completion of an approved neurology residency program. In some situations, we will consider applications from those that have completed a psychiatry residency. The applicant must be able to obtain a Missouri Medical license.

Post-doctoral fellowship applicants must have completed a PhD or equivalent degree.

We welcome all applicants to submit their CV, statement of career goals, and three letters of recommendation to Baijayanta Maiti, MD, PhD, Program Director for the Movement Disorders Fellowship.