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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
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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.
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