Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Fellowship in Movement Disorders

Northwestern University Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center (NUPDMDC), a National Parkinson foundation Center (NPF) of Excellence, is an internationally recognized leader in basic and clinical research and education in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other movement disorders. It is one of the few centers that not only excels in all three domains but also demonstrates the ability to translate ground breaking lab research into clinical trials. We strongly believe that training the next generation of Movement Disorders neurologists requires the highest level of expertise and commitment to a supportive and stimulating environment. Our center offers a one or two-year Clinical Fellowship in Movement Disorders, as well as a Research Fellowship.

Innovative Concepts

We believe that a unique feature of our training environment is a synergistic relationship between movement disorders research and clinical experience. We have a track record of success specifically focused on translational paths from lab to clinical trials. As such, fellows learn by immersion while being able to select their domain of focus. We have the capacity and expertise to train fellows interested in bench, clinical, and translational research.

As attestation of our expertise in fellowship training, we are one of the five programs globally that has been awarded Michael J Fox Foundation’s Edmond J Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders for 2016.

Learn more about our programs below.

Tanya Simuni

Program Director

Tanya Simuni, MD
Professor in Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology

Contact Us

For more information on the Fellowship in Movement Disorders, contact Erin van Bladel.

Erin van Bladel
Neurology Fellowship Coordinator

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine, Abbott Hall
710 N. Lake Shore Drive, Room 1105
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: 312-503-2849
Fax: 312-908-5073