Movement Disorders Fellowship

Training the next generation of movement disorders neurologists.

The Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence and 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 groundbreaking 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.

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Get clinical experience in all aspects of movement disorders through work in outpatient clinics, inpatient consult service, ongoing clinical trials, didactic sessions and weekly/monthly conferences. 


This track offers training that's tailored to the career goals of the specific individual and conducted under the mentorship of our world-renowned faculty.

Meet the Fellows

Learn more about our current fellows and see where former fellows have gone following their fellowship experience.

Get to Know Our Trainees

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Explore the Curriculum

Our training environment has 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.

Program Curriculum

See the Requirements

Trainees are selected for the Movement Disorders Fellowship from eligible applicants based upon their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities. Learn more about our requirements and find out how to apply.


Contact Us

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Paulina Gonzalez-Latapi, MD MS

Program Director

Gonzalez-Latapi is a Movement Disorders Specialist with clinical and research interests in the genetic and environmental determinants of disease. 
See her faculty profile

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Jesse Erickson

Program Coordinator

Our Commitment to Diversity

The center strongly encourages applications from minority candidates who are under-represented in our specialty, including women, racial and ethnic minorities and LGBTQ students.

Northwestern University does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship or veteran status in matters of admissions, employment, housing or services or in the educational programs or activities it operates.


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