The Movement Disorders Fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center provides comprehensive training in all aspects of the subspecialty, including learning phenomenology phenomology, 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.
Our Fellowship duration ranges from 1 to 3 years depending upon the research component. There are two tracks:
- 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.
- 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 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 a third year of training.
The team is comprised of six Movement Disorders sub-specialists (Drs. Bertoni, Bhatti, Hellman, Seier, Situ and Torres-Russotto) a Cognitive, Geriatric and Neuro-degenerative disorders sub-specialist (Dr. Murman), a DBS-trained neurosurgeon (Dr. Abosch), one nurse practitioner, and four Registered Nurses/Case managers. Our team also includes three Medical Assistants, multiple neuropsychologists, research coordinators and a host of physical therapy and occupational therapy associates.
The UNMC Movement Disorders Center is a state-of-the-art clinic and the only multi-specialty Movement Disorders Center across a wide region of the Midwest. The Movement Disorders Center treats patients from Nebraska and five neighboring states, as well as from other regions of the U.S. and abroad.
Interested applicants should register with SF Match and apply through the Movement Disorders Fellowship Match Program. Application materials include a CV, personal statement, and three or more letters of recommendation.
For more information, please see our Movement Disorders Fellowship brochure.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all fellowship interviews will be held remotely to protect the health of our applicants.
UNMC is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.