Movement Disorders Fellowship Brochure
MOVEMENT DISORDERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM NEUROSURGERY FACULTY Kenneth Follett, MD, PhD Dr. Follett is Professor and Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery and Nancy A. Keegan and Donald R. Voelte, Jr., Chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His specialties and interests include functional/stereotactic neurosurgery, particularly deep brain stimulation for the treatment of movement disorders, and intrathecal baclofen therapy for spasticity. His research interests include deep brain stimulation for Parkinson Disease; he served as national co-chair of the VA-NIH multicenter randomized trial comparing deep brain stimulation to best medical therapy for Parkinson Disease and comparing various surgical targets for DBS. THE UNMC MOVEMENT DISORDERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IS A MEMBER OF THE MOVEMENT DISORDER FELLOWSHIP MATCH NETWORK Applications should be sent to the UNMC MODIF Program Director, Dr. Torres-Russotto. UNMC participates in the Movement Disorder Matching Program through the San Francisco Match. Any candidate who wishes to become a fellow at our site must do so through the match. Candidates will have to register at the www.SFMatch.org. THE CITY OF OMAHA Participating sites of the Fellowship Match Network are not allowed to offer a position outside the match until after the match if Fellowship positions are left unfilled. Omaha has been consistently ranked within the top three best cities to live in the United States. Omaha is the home of the NCAA College World Series and we are proud supporters of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. Omaha enjoys many attractions including the Henry Doorly Zoo, Lauritzen Gardens Botanical Center, Omaha Performing Art’s Holland Center, CenturyLink Arena and Convention Center, Omaha Children’s Museum, Joslyn Museum of Arts, and Rose Children’s Theater. Omaha’s Downtown, the Old Market, is a lively arts and entertainment district. DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES MOVEMENT DISORDERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM MOVEMENT DISORDERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM INFORMATION The Movement Disorders Fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center provides comprehensive training in all aspects of the subspecialty, including learning phenomenology, clinical care, chemodenervation, deep brain stimulation programming, brain mapping/targeting for DBS procedures and intrathecal baclofen pump use. Every year we welcome one fellow per track into our program to prepare them for independent practice in the subspecialty. Fellowship Tracks Our Fellowship duration ranges from 1 to 3 years depending upon the research component. There are two tracks: 1. Clinical Track Fellowship in Movement Disorders – 1 year duration. This is geared toward developing clinical skills in Movement Disorders beyond those achieved during residency. Most of the research activities are replaced by active clinical training. 2. Academic Track Fellowship in Movement Disorders – 2 to 3 years duration. This is geared toward developing clinical, research and teaching skills in Movement Disorders. Fellows in this track will not only obtain a comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical Movement Disorders, but they will also develop skills in research and education necessary for their success in an academic environment. The duration of two versus three years will depend upon the research component and career goals of the applicant. Consideration for inclusion within the faculty at the level of instructor will be given for the third year of training. What the UNMC Fellowship Offers • • • • • • • • • • • • • State-of-the-art Parkinson Disease Center Comprehensive Movement Disorders Clinic Dedicated Dystonia, Spasticity and Chemodenervation Clinic Busy Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) program American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Member of the Parkinson Study Group (PSG) Member of the Huntington Study Group (HSG) Multiple research/publishing opportunities Busy Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Center Extremely supportive administrative, clinical and research staff Track record of mentoring success Nurturing environment and dedicated teaching Very active Magneto-Encephalography (MEG) research team MOVEMENT DISORDERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM NEUROLOGY FACULTY John Bertoni, MD, PhD Dr. Bertoni is a Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Director of the Parkinson Disease Clinic. His specialties and interests include Parkinson Disease, Epidemiology, Toxicology, and New Clinical Therapies. Currently Dr. Bertoni is seeing patients with Parkinson Disease and participating in several Parkinson Disease related studies. Teaching Team The team comprises of 5 Movement Disorders Neurologists, 1 DBS-trained Neurosurgeon, 1 Physician Assistant and 1 Nurse Practitioner, as well as 4 Movement Disorders Case Managers (Registered Nurses all trained in DBS programming), 2 neuropsychologists, 1 research coordinator trained in DBS and Movement Disorders patients and our scales and a host of physical therapy and occupational therapy associates. Facilities The UNMC Movement Disorders Center comprises a state-of-the-art clinic and the only multi-specialty Movement Disorders Center in a very vast region of the Midwest and the only in the state of Nebraska. The Center receives patients from Nebraska, the five neighboring states, other places in the US and from abroad. Danish Bhatti, MD Dr. Bhatti is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His specialties and interests include Parkinson Disease, Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery and Movement Disorders. Dr. Bhatti evaluates patients with movement disorders including Parkinson Disease, Chorea, Dystonia, Spasticity, Gait Abnormalities and Ataxia. He also performs Botulinum Toxin injections and Deep Brain Stimulation. Currently Dr. Bhatti is involved in several research studies including Parkinson Disease, Orthostatic Tremor, Gait disorders and Handwriting in Movement disorders. Amy Hellman, MD Dr. Hellman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her specialties and interests include Parkinson Disease, Chorea, and Dystonia. Dr. Hellman evaluates patients with movement disorders including Parkinson Disease, Chorea, Dystonia, Spasticity, Gait Abnormalities and Ataxia. She also performs Botulinum Toxin injections and Deep Brain Stimulation. Her research interests include Parkinson Disease and Huntington’s Disease. To Apply Interested applicants should send CV, Personal Statement and 3 letters of recommendation (including one from Program Director/Chair) to: Diego Torres-Russotto, MD Movement Disorders Fellowship Program Director University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Neurological Sciences 988435 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-8435 [email protected] UNMC is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Daniel Murman, MD Dr. Murman is a Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Director of the Memory Disorders & Behavioral Neurology Program. His subspecialties and interests include Behavioral, Cognitive and Geriatric Neurology. His research interests include the treatment of neurologic conditions in the aging population and clinical research focused on Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson Disease and related Neurodegenerative Disorders. Diego Torres-Russotto, MD Dr. Torres is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Director of the Movement Disorder Program and the Movement Disorders Fellowship Program. His specialties and interests include Movement Disorders, Deep Brain Stimulation and Dystonia. Dr. Torres evaluates patients with movement disorders including Parkinson Disease, Chorea, Dystonia, Spasticity, Gait Abnormalities and Ataxia. He also performs Botulinum Toxin injections and Deep Brain Stimulation. His research interests include Parkinson Disease, Tremor, Orthostatic Tremor and Dystonia.