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Not finding too much info on this via search, so I was wondering if you folks could chime in as to who are the movers and the shakers in this field due to actually innovative work being done there, not just based on names/past laurels? I'm particularly interested in DBS/electrophys and outcomes research.

There was the one post in that "oh no, not that top 5 thread again" http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showpost.php?p=7585295&postcount=150 , but wanted to see what else is out there.

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Jancovic at Baylor is really well known, but I'm not sure if Baylor itself is.
I've heard good things about Iowa and UPenn.

Hopefully, that's a good start.
 

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Not finding too much info on this via search, so I was wondering if you folks could chime in as to who are the movers and the shakers in this field due to actually innovative work being done there, not just based on names/past laurels? I'm particularly interested in DBS/electrophys and outcomes research.

There was the one post in that "oh no, not that top 5 thread again" http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showpost.php?p=7585295&postcount=150 , but wanted to see what else is out there.

Thanks!
Here's another thread that mentions several fellowships, but is pretty quiet with regards to movement disorders - only mentioned in the first post and without much conviction (no names, etc)

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=457725
 
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i heard Rush in Chicago is really good
Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix has an entire 'Muhammad Ali Movement Disorders Clinic". I forget the name of the doctor who runs it, but I was pretty impressed by it when I interviewed there. (but not by Barrow lol)
 

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Mass General has a decent movement disorders unit. Dr. Anne Young (chair) pretty much figured out the basal ganglia model we are all taught now. There are several centers/institutes for research within the movement unit for PD and neurodegenerative disease. There is a major focus on Huntington's at MGH, if I recall correctly. Alice Flaherty is also in movement, she writes the MGH Neuro Handbook, FWIW. Nutan Sharma is a dystonia guru who treats both children and adults and takes care of the "pretzel children" with generalized dystonia. Emad Eskandar is a neurosurgeon there who does DBS and ablations and has a huge lab where he does research on basal ganglia substructures in advanced animal models. Probably worth a look.
 

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UAB- Large volume of MVMT d/o clinic patients. Very active DBS program.
I've heard good things about UAB. Is there only a two year fellowship?
 

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I think so. I don't have all the details though. Feel free to email the program director (his email should be on the website) at any time though.
 

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Univ of florida has a huge movement disorders group, and they are pretty active in DBS. They write the book board review for neurology (Hubert Fernandez, Okun...)
 
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Movement disorder fellowships are generally 1-2 years. Some of the best programs include:
-Baylor (Jankovic, Ondo)
-Columbia (Fahn)
-University of Toronto (Lang)
-Rush (Goetz)
-Beth Israel (Bressman)
-Mount Sinai (Olanow, Tagliati)
-UPenn (Stern)
-Unversity of Florida (Okun)
-Barrow Neurological Institute (Lieberman)
-Medical College of Georgia (Sethi)
 

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The list provided by Oiler is pretty good. The Movement Disorders course recently given at the AAN in Toronto was delivered by people from that list. UAB seems to be a program on the rise and their chairman is a Movement Disorders guy. My program (UTSW) is just starting a Movement Fellowship and is ramping up their DBS program as well.
 

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Thanks everyone for contributing to this thread. I'm surprised to see that neither the Harvard affiliates nor UCSF are on the list - are their faculty in these areas not doing innovating things? Also, how about Montreal Neurological Institute?