Who we are looking for
We seek the best and brightest candidates who are looking to develop focused expertise within specific areas of movement disorders and who desire to become a recognized leader in the field. We encourage candidates to apply who aspire to become expert clinicians, and who have interests in clinical trials, translational or basic science research.
In the first year, the fellow indulges in training in diverse specialized movement disorders clinics with our faculty, and focus on developing his or her clinical skills, as well as skills in public speaking, presenting, and academic writing.
Most fellows choose to do a second (optional) year, selecting an area of interest and developing a plan to master the skills to be a successful leader in this area. We offer tailored programs in training fellows in the full spectrum of DBS neurology (pre-operative selection and evaluation, intraoperative physiological mapping, and DBS programming) and a variety of sub-specialty interests mentored by one of our faculty. Additionally, we have a wide breadth of research programs in clinical trials, translational or basic science research the fellow can train in.
Movement disorders fellows at Cleveland Clinic have the opportunity to rotate though faculty clinics with a broad variety of sub-specialization.
Fellows attend a variety of conferences. Neurology Grand Rounds is held once weekly. The Center for Neurological Restoration has a Grand Rounds presentation on a topic of systems neuroscience, movement disorders or functional surgery once a month. Additionally there are once-weekly DBS patient care conferences where functional neurosurgery, movement disorders neurology, psychiatry and neurophysiology meet to discuss prospective DBS patients from all perspectives. Once a month, fellows meet with staff to review interesting patient videos. Additionally, we hold a Northeast Ohio regional dinner twice a year to discuss interesting videos from across several area programs. Once a month, fellows also meet with staff for journal club where they alternate presenting interesting recent clinical movement disorders articles. Fellows and members of the movement disorders faculty also meet weekly with the Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering research groups for a neuromodulation journal club. Our fellows are encouraged to attend national meetings to present their research.
Candidates must have successfully completed or are projected to complete their neurology residency training program at the time of application. Candidates must have successfully passed USMLE Steps 1, 2CK and 2CS in order to apply to our program. Candidates requesting an H-1B visa must also have successfully passed USMLE Step 3. International Medical Graduates must have received a currently valid ECFMG certificate in order to apply to our program.
Interested candidates can apply for a fellowship position by submitting the following documentation:
- Fellowship Application
- Personal Statement
- Letter from Residency Program Director in lieu of Dean’s Letter
- At least two letters of recommendation from physicians whom have supervised you in a clinical setting
- USMLE/COMLEX Score Reports
- Medical School Diploma
- Certified copy of your currently valid ECFMG certificate (applicable for International Medical Graduates only)
Please send your application packet to:
Center for Neurological Restoration, U2
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland OH 44195
Attn: Stephanie Dedrick
Outstanding patient care, education of those who serve and research are the three goals the Department of Neurology strives to achieve. As a part of that overall commitment to education, below are the recognized current neurology fellows who value the importance of providing the highest quality of medical care.
2017-2018 Clinical Fellows
Tanaporn Rasameesoraj, MD
Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Residency: Neurology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Diana Hengartner, MD
Medical School: Universidad Surcolombiana, Colombia
Residency: Neurology, University of South Alabama Medical Center, Mobile, Alabama