About the Movement Disorders Fellowship

The Movement Disorders Fellowship Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)'s Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center was established in 1999 and has a distinguished record of training fellows who have gone on to academic leadership positions, including several who are directors of movement disorders centers. Our movement disorders division continues to grow and includes a highly productive group of clinician-researchers with multidisciplinary clinical experience as well as research expertise with leadership roles at several national and international organizations.

We offer a two-year comprehensive Movement Disorders Clinician-Scientist Fellowship training program that is personalized and designed to prepare top candidates for academic careers in clinical and translational research in Parkinson's Disease (PD) and other movement disorders. Our fellows have extensive training in brain stimulation therapies for PD and other movement disorders. Ours is the oldest deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery program in Boston. We have a dedicated DBS Center with a multidisciplinary team with several unique patient programs offered through our Parkinson's Disease Center of Excellence.

Our fellowship training is catered to the needs and structured to best suit the goals of our trainees, thus greatly enhancing our ability to prepare future clinician-scientist leaders in PD for academic careers. Our training is focused on innovative movement disorder research, brain stimulation and clinical care. The multidisciplinary and highly collaborative clinical and research environment at Harvard Medical School provides our fellows the wherewithal for a successful career in academic neurology.