Stanford Movement Disorders Center Clinical Fellowship

The Stanford Movement Disorders Center (SMDC) offers a 2 year Fellowship in Movement Disorders. Fellows will receive comprehensive training in diverse aspects of movement disorders that include: the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of adult and pediatric movement disorders, botulinum toxin administration in adults and children (offering training in both EMG and ultrasound guidance), pre- and post-surgical management of patients undergoing functional neurosurgery, multidisciplinary clinical exposure, clinical research, and intra-operative electro-physiological recording.


Fellows will train with our diverse Movement Disorders faculty, with clinic opportunities 5 days a week and DBS procedures 1-2 days a week.  In addition to general movement disorders, the Stanford program encompasses several multidisciplinary specialty clinical opportunities, including:

  • Comprehensive Movement Disorders Clinic
  • Huntington’s disease and Ataxia multidisciplinary clinic, a Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Center of Excellence.
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Interdisciplinary Program
  • Disorders of gait, freezing, and balance (Stanford Balance Center)
  • Cognitive complications of movement disorders (with the Stanford ADRC)
  • Interdisciplinary Neurogenetics clinic
  • EMG/Ultrasound guided Botulinunm Toxin Clinic
  • Autonomic Disorder Program
  • Wilson’s Disease Interdisciplinary Clinic

The Fellow will also see a variety of adult and pediatric inpatient movement disorders consultations with members of the faculty.


Multiple clinical and academic conferences are attended by the faculty and fellow, including:

  • Weekly Video review conference – clinical video presentations by the fellow, neurology residents, and faculty members
  • Weekly Movement disorders conference – didactic lectures by faculty and guest speakers, journal club, and fellow presentations
  • Interdisciplinary Movement Disorders Surgical Review Board –Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuropsychology, Psychiatry, movement disorders and neurosurgical fellows, and clinical staff
  • Stanford Balance Center Review Board - Neurology, Otolaryngology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopedics, movement disorders fellow, and clinical staff. 
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
  • Quarterly Neurodegeneration CPC (clinico-pathological conferences) - Divisions of Movement disorders, Memory disorders, and Neuropathology, sponsored by the Stanford ADRC


The fellows will also engage in research opportunities directed toward their personal area of academic interest, with faculty mentors available both within the Movement disorders division and throughout Stanford University.  Every fellow will be given dedicated research time.  Potential areas of research include local field potential electrophysiology in awake, freely moving human subjects, computerized quantification and analysis of motor control (including wearables), functional and structural neuroimaging (fMRI, 7T MRI, FDG PET, Amyloid PET, Tau PET, and DAT SPECT), cognitive and non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, clinical trials, and genetic research in movement disorders. There are also opportunities to pursue medical education training/research, Global Health training with members of the movement disorders faculty.  Interested fellows can also apply for the Stanford Master’s in Epidemiology and Clinical Research graduate program.


Thank you for your interest in the Stanford Movement Disorders Fellowship Program. We participate in the San Francisco Movement Disorders Fellowship Match. The 2023-2024 fellow have been selected.  Interested candidates for 2024-2025 should register through the San Francisco Match Website for application deadline information. Interviews are conducted in the spring and summer. 

If you have any additional questions and concerns with regard to our specific program you may email Maribel Guadalupe Tapia at