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The University of Miami Movement Disorders Fellowship is a 1 – 2 year fellowship program that aims to provide fellows a broad exposure to various movement disorders in order to become proficient in the management of complex movement disorders. The goal of the program is to train the fellows in medical treatment of common movement disorders, botulinum toxin injections, deep brain stimulation programming and patient selection as well as interdisciplinary management of complex neurological disorders. Our center is a tertiary referral center and has a large variety of common and rare neurological disorders referrals.

ACGME Accredited: No
Residents or Fellows per year: 1
Duration: 1 year
Postgraduate Training Required: Yes
U.S. Citizenship Required: Yes

Residents/Fellows who have graduated our program in the last 10 years obtained faculty positions at:

  • Dr. Cenk Sengun - private practice Miami Beach
  • Dr. Ajay K. Pandey
  • Dr. Henry Moore- UM
  • Dr. Corneliu Luca - UM
  • Dr. Lourdes Lago

Teaching Hospitals

  • University of Miami Hospital
  • Professional Arts Center
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital

Requirements
Prior to appointment in the program, fellows must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited program in neurology and be eligible for a full Florida Medical license

Application Deadline
University of Miami participates in the Movement Disorder Fellowship (MODIF) Match Network conducted by SFMatch. To register visit SFMatch, and click on Movement Disorder Fellowship, then click on Login/Register at the bottom of the left panel; follow the instructions to register as a candidate, and pay the $50 fee.SFMatch registration for applicants opens April 2015 and match deadline for programs is held in September 2015.

The fellow will rotate through the following clinics:
General Movement Disorders Private Clinic with our board certified neurologists with Dr. Carlos Singer, Dr. Henry Moore and Dr. Corneliu Luca.

  • Botulinum toxin clinic – Dr. Carlos Singer, Dr. Henry Moore, Dr. Corneliu Luca
  • Interdisciplinary Clinic – St Catherine Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Huntington Disease clinic – Dr. Carlos Singer
  • Deep Brain Stimulation clinics – Dr. Corneliu Luca
  • Resident’s clinics at Jackson Memorial Ambulatory Care Center
  • Besides general clinics, academic activities are scheduled on a regular basis:
    o Video sessions- weekly
    o Journal Club – monthly
    o Multidisciplinary DBS Conference- monthly
    o Neurology Grand Rounds -weekly

Board Exam Requirements
Certification not available

Educational & Other Experience
None

Research
Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of clinical trials and will be encouraged to develop their own clinical research project. They will have the opportunity to participate in our faculty investigator initiated studies:

  • Sleep disordered breathing in Parkinson’s disease.- PI Dr. Carlos Singer
  • Fatigue and cardiac sympathetic denervation in PD – PI Dr. Carlos Singer
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation for gait impairment in PD – PI Dr. Corneliu Luca
  • Deep Brain Stimulation effects on gait in Parkinson’s disease – PI Dr. Corneliu Luca For more details visit University of Miami Movement Disorders Research Lab website

The fellows are supported to travel to one conference per year and present their research. The Division also supports the fellow participation in the Aspen Movement Disorder Course, Botulinum Toxin Symposium and Annual Neurology Update course in Miami.

Call
No on-call duties assigned.

Corneliu Luca, M.D., Ph.D.

Corneliu Luca, M.D., Ph.D.
Program Director

Andrea Ruiz, BGS
Program Manager

Phone: (305) 243-2742
Fax: (305) 243-8108
Email: umneurofellowships@med.miami.edu

Prospective Residents

Physicians Services / Housestaff Office
Jackson Memorial Hospital
East Tower Room 1004
1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123

Graduate Medical Education Office
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Institute 118B
1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136
Phone: 305-585-4310
Fax: 305-585-4309

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