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Movement Disorders Fellowship

Number of Fellows: 1-2 per year
Length: 1-2 years
Accreditation: non-accredited
Salary Level: PGY 5 Level

Program Overview

Emory Movement Disorders program offers a comprehensive movement disorders fellowship which accepts 1-2 fellows annually. The focus in the first year is on intensive clinical training, while optional second year can be tailored to fellows’ specific clinical and research interests. Caring for more than 10,000 patients annually, the Emory Movement Disorders program offers fellows exposure to the full range of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, atypical parkinsonism, dystonia, tremor disorders, Tourette’s syndrome, Huntington’s disease, ataxias, drug-induced movement disorders and other neurogenetic disorders. In addition, a very active Botulinum Toxin Injection Clinic treats over 1000 patients with dystonia, and a very active Deep Brain Stimulation program provides experience in the operating room and with programming post-operatively. We perform DBS surgery routinely on patients with tremor, Parkinson’s disease and dystonia, and treat close to 100 patients annually. The second year can be tailored to the interest of the fellow including experience in functional neurosurgery, sleep, cognitive disorders, clinical and basic research. The Department of Neurology consistently ranks among the top few institutions in federal research funding with a substantial portion in movement disorders. With a large and highly productive research faculty in both clinical and basic research, fellows have the opportunity to design an individualized research training program in either clinical or laboratory aspects of movement disorders.

Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited neurology residency is required.

We participate in SF Match.

Contact Information:

Program Director:
Stewart A. Factor, DO
Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
1841 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Email: sfactor@emory.edu  

Program Administrator:
Pamela B. Mitchell, BS
Neurology – Movement Disorders
Emory University School of Medicine
12 Executive Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30329
Email: pbest@emory.edu
Phone: (404) 712-7237
FAX: (404) 727-0803

Current Fellows:

SPP

Sahyli Perez Parra, MD

Sahyli Perez Parra is a neurologist who graduated from medical school at Medical Sciences University of Havana in Cuba, in 1997. She completed Neurology residency in Cuba in 2002 and during that period had the opportunity to visit the department of Movement Disorders at Emory University as part of an exchange visitor program. She has worked as a physician in different countries including Chile and Spain and has recently finished neurology training in USA at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in June/2018. She is currently training at Emory University as a Movement Disorder Fellow. Her clinical/research interests are PD, HD, Dystonia, Ataxias as well as DBS for management of all type of movement disorders.

RT

Richa Tripathi, MD

Richa Tripathi is a board-certified neurologist specializing in Parkinson Disease, tremor and other movement disorders. She graduated from her medical school; at Smt NHL Medical Municipal College in India, in 2012 and pursued neurology residency training at Wayne State University in Michigan until 2017. She is currently training at Emory University as a Movement Disorder Fellow.

 

Former Fellows:

Name

Residency Institution

Years

Current Position

Lenora Higginbotham, MD

Johns Hopkins

2016-18

Assistant Professor, Emory

Anh-Thu Vu, MD

Univ. of Pennsylvania

2016-18

Assistant Professor, Drexel

Joash Lazarus, MD

Emory University

2015-2017

Private practice, Atlanta, GA

Vibhash Sharma, MD

UT Southwestern

2014-2016

Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

Laura Scorr, MD

Thomas Jefferson

2014-2016

Assistant Professor, Emory

Jaime Hatcher-Martin, MD, PhD

Emory University

2013-2015

Assistant Professor, Emory

Aasef Shaikh, MD, PhD

UH Case Medical Center

2013-2014

Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Shaohua (Daniel) Chen, MD

 

2012-2013

Private Practice, Pennsylvania

Michael Silver, MD

 

2011-2012

Assistant Professor, Emory

Daniel Huddleston, MD

 

2010-2011

Assistant Professor, Emory

Leslie Cloud, MD

 

2007-2011

Associate Professor, VA

Gonzalo Revuelta, DO

 

2008-2010

Associate Professor, Medical University South Carolina

Camille Vaughn, MD

 

2007-2010

Associate Professor, Geriatrics, Emory

Pratibha Aia, MD

 

2007-2008

Associate Professor, Emory

Christine Doss-Esper, MD

 

2005-2006

Associate Professor, Emory

Saima Athar, MD

 

2004-2005

Assistant Professor of Neurology, MUSC

Marsha Smith, MD

 

2003-2004

Private practice, Ohio

James Greene, MD, PhD

 

2002-2004

Associate Professor, Emory

 

 

 

Adjunct Faculty, University of Tennessee

Karen Sawabini, MD

 

2002-2004

Private practice, Knoxville, TN

Xuemei Huang, MD

 

2002

Associate Professor, Penn State College of Medicine

Michael Okun, MD

 

2000-2002

Chairman of Neurology, Director of Movement Disorders at University of Florida Medical School, Gainesville, FL, Medical Director, National Parkinson Foundation

Claudia Testa, MD, PhD

 

2000-2001

Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Bing Liu, MD

 

2000-2001

Private practice, Concord, NC

Natividad Stover, MD

 

1998-2001

Assistant Professor of Neurology at University of Alabama in Birmingham

Kevin Cannard, MD

 

1997-1998

Associate Professor, Neurology and Medicine (Clinical Pharmacology) Uniformed Services University, Neurologist, Walter Reed Army & National Naval Med. Cntrs.

Thyagarajan Subramania, MD

 

1994-1996

Professor of Neurology, Hershey School of Medicine

Scott Chandler, MD

 

1994-1995

Vice-president of Health Affairs and Strategic Relations at Healtheon/WebMD