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Program Director
  • Ronald Tusa, MD, PhD

Clinical Faculty

  • Sharon Hartman Polensek, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Susan J. Herdman, P.T., Ph.D.
  • Lisa Heusel, P.T., DPT

Number of Fellows: 1

Length: 1 year

Accreditation:  non-ACGME

This is a salaried fellowship supported by revenue generated in the clinic at The Dizziness and Balance Center at Emory.   The Center consists of a multi-specialty group of physicians and physical therapists with specialists from Neurology, Physical Therapy, Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. The Center specializes in treating patients with dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders and has several ongoing research projects. Specific interests include Meniere's disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular neuritis, ototoxicity, nystagmus, balance and falls.

Our approach to the evaluation and nonsurgical treatment of patients with dizziness and balance disorders are taught in the clinic. Key points in the history, an extensive clinical exam, pertinent vestibular testing (bithermal water caloric, rotary chair, dynamic posturography, vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP), subjective visual vertical (SVV), ECoG, ABR, and quantified dynamic visual acuity) medical management, and vestibular rehabilitation will be stressed. All equipment, clinic and rehabilitation are on site.

This training program will primary be of interest to physicians, and individuals willing to stay on as faculty after successful completion of the program are preferred.

If interested contact Dr. Tusa at 404 712-1976 or by email