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Independent Clinical Fellowship in Movement Disorders at North Shore University Hospital & Long Island Jewish Medical Center (NS/LIJ)

The Department of Neurology at Northwell Health offers a one-year fellowship in movement disorders that includes an in-depth clinical experience with a large volume and diversity of patients. Fellows receive training in medical management of movement disorders, as well as instruction and experience in the use of botulinum toxin and deep brain stimulation. Our objective is to provide training in a broad range of movement disorders, and to foster the development of excellent clinical skills and scholarly research.

During the year, fellows actively participate in clinical evaluations, ongoing clinical care, and inpatient consultations. Fellows are encouraged to take an active role in structuring patient management and learn interventional therapies, including pharmacotherapy, local injections of botulinum toxin and management of deep brain stimulation. Fellows will also participate in the education of medical students and neurology residents.

Interested fellows also have an opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest, participate in clinical trials and develop a mentored research project. 

Our world-renowned physicians’ areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery and deep brain stimulation.

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Application process

The Independent Clinical Fellowship in Movement Disorders at North Shore University Hospital & Long Island Jewish Medical Center (NS/LIJ) admits one fellow annually. Applications are accepted via a match system. Trainees must have completed an ACGME-accredited neurology residency training program. They must also be board-eligible or board-certified in Neurology, and they must be either licensed in New York state or eligible for a non-restricted NYS Medical License at time of appointment.

Applicants interested in the Independent Clinical Fellowship in Movement Disorders at NS/LIJ should apply through SF Match site ( Applicants submit their applications directly to the site. Interviews will be scheduled throughout the process, until the rank list deadline.

All questions and correspondence regarding the fellowship program should be directed to:

Lauren Perri
Training Program Administrator
Email: [email protected]


Department of Neurology chair

Souhel Najjar, MD

Executive Director - Neurology Service Line,

Senior Vice President - Neurology Service Line, , Chairman of Neurology, Lenox Hill Hospital, Chairman of Neurology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Chairman of Neurology, North Shore University Hospital, Chairman of Neurology, Staten Island University Hospital

Specialties: Neurology, EEG / Epilepsy

Program director

Martin Heinrich Niethammer, MD, PhD

Specialties: Neurology

Additional faculty

Alessandro Di Rocco, MD

Specialties: Neurology

David Barrett Weintraub, MD

Specialties: Neurological Surgery

David Eidelberg, MD

Chief of Division - Movement Disorders of Neurology, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Neurology