Movement Disorders

The Movement Disorders Program offers fellowship opportunities for clinical and research training. This is a 2-year clinical fellowship that takes advantage of the large and varied clinical and research opportunities within the Department of Neurology at Michigan.

The goal of the clinical fellowship is broad and deep exposure to the full spectrum of Movement Disorders and related clinical problems. The core Movement Disorders clinics are supervised by faculty of the Movement Disorders Program at the University of Michigan Health System and the Ann Arbor VA Health System. Additional clinical experiences include rotations through:

  • Ataxia Clinic
  • Neurogenetics Clinic
  • Chemodenervation (botulinum toxin) Clinic
  • Cognitive Disorders Clinic
  • Deep Brain Stimulation ClinicAll clinical fellows will be involved in research collaborations, particularly in their second year, with the goal of developing skills in asking scientific questions, writing a paper, and presenting posters.Movement Disorders Program faculty are involved in a broad array of research related to movement disorders, including clinical trials, imaging studies, and basic laboratory research. For individuals interested in pursuing careers primarily as researchers, including both bench and clinical research, training opportunities focusing on research are available under the direction of individual Movement Disorders Program faculty. For individuals pursuing careers primarily as clinicians, a clinical training program appropriate to trainees' specific needs is developed in conjunction with the trainee's faculty sponsor.

    Applications

    Movement Disorders Fellowship application requirements: CV, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation (one of which is from a program director or chair), and an application. We participate in the San Francisco Residency and Fellowship Matching Services Program. All applications must be made through www.sfmatch.org. and must be received by January 30th for the following fellowship year.

    Regarding visa issues, you must be one of the following:  a US citizen or a permanent resident (green card holder).  

    For more information on the fellowship, please contact Joyce Gordon, Administrative Assistant, at 734-936-1808 or at jarregui@med.umich.edu  or Dr. Praveen Dayalu at pravd@med.umich.edu.

Movement Disorders Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Praveen Dayalu

Praveen Dayalu, MD

Thomas H. and Susan C. Brown Early Career Professor of Neurology
Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology