Movement Disorders

Movement Disorders Fellowship Brochure

The Movement Disorders Section offers several different fellowship opportunities that emphasize training in either clinical movement disorders, research or both. Most applicants spend from 2-3 years in the training program.

Applicants usually have a primary mentor within the Movement Disorders Section. Research activities of the Movement Disorders Center span etiology, pathophysiology, cognitive dysfunction and development of new treatment strategies for Parkinson disease; pathophysiology of dystonia; pathophysiology of Tourette’s syndrome; pathophysiology of Huntington’s disease; development of neuroimaging methodology; basal ganglia pathophysiology and pharmacology; language development; cerebellar physiology; and motor physiology.

Regular activities of the Section include:

  • Weekly section meeting including journal club and review of patient videos
  • Weekly movement disorders clinic attended by all section members
  • Weekly research meeting
  • Monthly botulinum toxin treatment clinic for children with cerebral palsy
  • APDA Advanced Research Center for Parkinson disease.
  • Huntington Disease Center of Excellence (HDSA) including presymptomatic HD testing program.
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Program combining the Movement Disorders Section and two affiliated stereotactic neurosurgeons Drs. Josh Dowling and Keith Rich.

Prerequisites for application for a fellowship that includes clinical training includes successful completion of an approved neurology residency program. In some situations, we will consider applications from those that have completed a psychiatry residency. The applicant must be able to obtain a Missouri Medical license.

Post-doctoral fellowship applicants must have completed a PhD or equivalent degree.

All applicants need to email or send their CV, a statement of career goals, and three letters of recommendation to Joel S. Perlmutter (