Clinical Fellowship Program

Training Movement Disorder Specialists

Dystonia is a multifaceted neurological disorder.  Despite advances in clinical management and research, the diagnosis of dystonia continues to be, far too often, delayed or missed. Although treatment options have expanded with the recent approval of botulinum neurotoxins and the success of deep brain stimulation, patients with dystonia continue to report difficulties in locating physicians who know how to evaluate their individual needs and to develop an appropriate treatment plan. In addition, there is a great need for better understanding of the disorder in its various clinical manifestations and for the development of better treatments.  This emphasizes the urgent need for training more experts in dystonia, which can be best achieved by additional fellowship training in movement disorders with special emphasis on dystonia.

In 2021, the program is supported through grants from Ipsen and Merz.


Congratulations to our 2021 DMRF Clinical Fellow and mentor:

Jessica Frey, MD
University of Florida
Mentor: Aparna Wagle Shukla, MD

For further information about this program and application schedule please contact DMRF.

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