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The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center (MAPC) at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona offers two, two-year fellowships in Movement Disorders, although qualified applicants may apply for one year.
The MAPC has more than 10,000 patient visits a year, drawing a diverse, wide range of patients from Arizona, all of the Western and Midwestern States and internationally.
Training is offered in Parkinson disease, the Parkinson- plus disorders, Essential Tremor, Dystonia, and the Hyper-Kinetic Movement Disorders including Huntington disease and Tourette’s syndrome. Training emphasizes the diagnosis, classification, management, recognition and treatment of these disorders, and their distinction one from the other. The Center has five fully trained Movement Disorder specialists, a full trained Neuro-Otologist and has an active program in the recognition and treatment of Gait and Balance Disorders including training utilizing Vestibulo-Nystagmograpy 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 and innovative 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
For additional information about our Movement Disorders and Parkinson's training program, please e-mail BNINeurology@DignityHealth.org.
Abe Lieberman, MD
Head, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
Barrow Neurological Institute
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center