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  • Movement Disorders Fellowship

    The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona offers two, 2-year fellowships in movement disorders.

    The Muhammad Ali center has more than 10,000 patient visits a year, drawing a wide range of patients from Arizona, all of the Western and Midwestern States, and international patients.

    Movement Disorders Fellowship Program Description

    Training is offered in:

    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Parkinson- plus disorders
    • Essential tremor
    • Dystonia
    • Hyper-kinetic movement disorders
      • Huntington’s disease
      • Tourette’s syndrome

    Training emphasizes the diagnosis, classification, management, recognition, differential diagnoses, and treatment of these disorders. The Ali center has five fully trained movement disorder specialists, a neuro-otologist, and an active program in the recognition and treatment of gait and balance disorders including training utilizing vestibulonystagmograpy and a balance master.

    The MAPC has a large and active program in Botox injection utilizing EMG guidance and treats more than 1000 patients a year with Botox. BNI has active collaboration with T-Gen, a major genetic institute in Phoenix, with Arizona State University in nearby Tempe, Arizona, and with the University of Arizona. Fellows participate in all clinical trials of the National Institutes of Health and the Parkinson Study Group, in which we are currently conducting more than 15 trials on a number of new drugs. We have our own speech, physical and occupational therapy including state-of-the art therapeutic equipment.

    The center has an active and large program in DBS working with world-class Neuroradiologists and Neurosurgeons at the Barrow Neurological Institute, a premier center for training in Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery. Fellows participate in the evaluation of the patients and in the intra-operative monitoring of the 100+ surgeries per year, . Upon completion of their fellowships, candidates will be fully competent in evaluating, recommending, and monitoring patients for DBS.

    How to Apply

    • The Movement Disorder Fellowship Program participates in the SF Match
    • Application deadline: TBD
    • Apply online at
    • ECFMG certificate (if applicable) – Foreign appli­cants must have ECFMG certification. We only accept J1 Visa; we do not sponsor H1 visa.

    Learn More about the Movement Disorders Fellowship Program

    For additional information about our movement disorders fellowship, please email [email protected].

    Naomi Salins, MD
    Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
    Barrow Neurological Institute
    St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
    Phoenix, Arizona
    [email protected]

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.