Fellowships

The Movement Disorders Fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center provides comprehensive training in all aspects of the subspecialty, including learning phenomenology, clinical care, chemodenervation, deep brain stimulation programming, brain mapping/targeting for DBS procedures and intrathecal baclofen pump use. Every year we welcome one fellow per track into our program to prepare them for independent practice in the subspecialty.

Fellowship Tracks
Our Fellowship duration ranges from 1 to 3 years depending upon the research component. There are two tracks:

  1. Clinical Track Fellowship in Movement Disorders – 1 year duration. This is geared toward developing clinical skills in Movement Disorders beyond those achieved during residency. This clinical track is mostly considered for applicants going to general practice in the community. Most of the research activities are replaced by active clinical training.
  2. Academic Track Fellowship in Movement Disorders – 2 to 3 years duration. This is geared toward developing clinical, research and teaching skills in Movement Disorders. Fellows in this track will not only obtain a comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical Movement Disorders, but they will also develop skills in research and education necessary for their success in an academic environment. The duration of two versus three years will depend upon the research component and career goals of the applicant. Consideration for inclusion within the faculty at the level of instructor will be given for the third year of training.

Teaching Team
The team comprises of 3 Movement Disorders Neurologists, 1 Physician Assistant and 1 Nurse Practitioner, as well as 3 Movement Disorders Case Managers (Registered Nurses all trained in DBS programming), 2 DBS-trained Neurosurgeons, 2 neuropsychologists, 1 research coordinator trained in DBS and Movement Disorders patients and scales and a host of physical therapy and occupational therapy associates.

Facilities
The UNMC Movement Disorders Center comprises a state-of-the-art clinic and the only multi-specialty Movement Disorders Center in a very vast region of the Midwest and the only in the state of Nebraska. The Center receives patients from Nebraska, the five neighboring states, other places in the US and from abroad.

Interested applicants should send CV, Personal Statement and 3 letters of recommendation (including one from Program Director/Chair) to:

Diego Torres-Russotto, MD
988435 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-8435
Phone:402-559-4086
Email: drtorres@unmc.edu

Printable Movement Disorders Fellowship Pamphlet

Applicants must also register with SFMatch at https://www.sfmatch.org/ and participate in the Movement Disorder Fellowship Match Program.

UNMC is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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