Movement Disorders Fellowship

The Department of Neurology offers an annual non-ACGME fellowship in Movement Disorders. The Vanderbilt Movement Disorders fellowship is designed to train excellent clinicians with academic interests in adult movement disorders. Fellowships may be one or two years. 

Fellows focus on the following skills:

  1. botulinum toxin injection therapy
  2. deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders
  3. medical management of complex movement disorders

Fellows also participate in didactic activities and research projects in movement disorders. Fellows rotate through the general movement disorder clinic as well as subspecialty clinics, including the Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease Centers of Excellence, and the specialized Tourette syndrome clinic. Fellows participate in the monthly DBS multidisciplinary conference, monthly movement disorders and Huntington’s disease journal clubs, and the Tourette syndrome working group. They gain exposure in industry-sponsored and investigative clinical trials. Fellows are invited to gain OR experience via intraoperative clinical monitoring of DBS implantation patients. They also receive one-on-one didactics with experienced attending movement disorders specialists. 

Fellows are strongly encouraged and supported to attend annual national and international conferences including the International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders and MDS School for Young Neurologists (Aspen, CO).

Research OpportunitiesResearch Opportunities

Movement Disorders fellows will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research. For information on current research in the Movement Disorders Division, visit the research summary page.


For questions about the Movement Disorders fellowship, please contact Dr. John Fang:

Mary Lamons
Program Manager
(615) 343-4519