Movement Disorder Fellowship Program

The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program at UT Health San Antonio offers a two-year non-ACGME fellowship training program in adult movement disorders. The first year will focus on primarily clinical skills and the second year will incorporate more time for research. The program is available as a one-year clinical fellowship, though completing a second year is recommended. One fellow will be selected each year.

The program offers specialized training in the broad field of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and other parkinsonian disorders (progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, corticobasal syndrome, dementia with Lewy bodies, drug induced parkinsonism), tremor, dystonia, hemifacial spasm, Huntington’s disease, chorea, ballismus, ataxia, tics/Tourette’s syndrome, myoclonus, restless leg syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, spasticity, and functional movement disorders.  Fellows will also develop procedural expertise in botulinum toxin injections, management of intrathecal baclofen pumps, and Deep Brain Stimulators (DBS) for patients with movement disorders.   Trainees will have the opportunity to work on research projects at The Perry and Ruby Stevens Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence and The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases.  In addition, the fellow will participate in an extensive educational curriculum including didactics, journal club, multidisciplinary DBS meetings, and video rounds.

Program Requirements: Completion of an ACGME-accredited Neurology residency program. Obtain a full, unrestricted Texas medical license. Openings are available for July 2021.

To apply, please send your CV, personal statement, USMLE transcript, and three (3) letters of recommendation, including one from residency program director (sent directly from the person writing the letter; electronic versions preferred) to the program director, Dr. Ramirez-Castaneda. Competitive candidates will be invited for a formal interview. Fellows will be selected outside the SF Match process.

For additional information, please contact:
Juan Ramirez-Castaneda, MD
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Dr., Mail Code 7883
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
email: RamirezCasta@uthscsa.edu