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Movement Disorders Fellowships

Discover how we prepare our movement disorder fellows for successful careers.

Training Information

We offer a one-year comprehensive fellowship in Movement Disorders that is primarily designed for neurologists interested in a career in academic medicine. Under the close guidance of our expert faculty, our fellows gain the critical knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and treat a wide variety of common and rare movement disorders.

Fellows will be trained in the evaluation and management of various movement disorders including:

  • Parkinson’s disease and other forms of parkinsonism
  • Essential tremor and other tremors
  • Dystonia
  • Chorea including Huntington’s disease
  • Tic disorders and various drug-induced movement disorders

They will also receive training in the use of botulinum toxin injections for various movement disorders, evaluation of patients for surgical therapies including deep brain stimulation, focused ultrasound and carbidopa/levodopa enteral suspension.

Fellowship didactic curriculum includes video conferences where patients with movement disorders are presented and faculty are present for discussion, journal clubs, and case presentations. The fellow is required to participate in clinical research projects and have at least one research project that is presented at a national meeting.


Here's an example of a typical schedule.

  • Five half days in clinics seeing patients, doing botulinum toxin injections and deep brain stimulation and focused ultrasound patient evaluation and programming
  • One half day in operative room for deep brain stimulation intraoperative monitoring
  • One half day in pediatric movement disorder clinic at Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Three half days dedicated to research projects

Interested in learning more?

For additional details about our training program, contact Stacey Qandil at or (913) 945-6429.

Fellowship leadership team

Gary Gronseth, M.D., FAAN
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology

Rajesh Pahwa, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
Program Director

Stacey Qandil
Fellowship Coordinator
(913) 945-6429

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Neurology
Mailstop 2012
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6970
Fax: 913-588-6965