Clinical Fellowship Training Program

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) is pleased to offer one-year clinical fellowships to support the training of exceptionally qualified physicians in preparation for their clinical and/or research career in movement disorders with emphasis on dystonia and a special competence in use of botulinum toxins. In 2017, this program will support fellows through grants from Allergan Foundation and Merz Pharmaceuticals.

The fellowships focus on training in both the clinical evaluation and care of patients with dystonia and the conduct of clinical research on dystonia.  The training is patient-oriented and includes hands-on experience in clinics as well as participation in professional meetings and workshops.

Congratulations to the 2017 DMRF Clinical Fellows and mentors:

Avram Fraint, MD – Rush University Medical Center
Mentor: Cynthia Comella, MD

Christopher Groth, MD – University of Colorado Denver
Mentor: Brian Berman, MD, MS

Shabbir Merchant, MD – National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
Mentor: Mark Hallett, MD

Lindsey Neimand – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mentor: Rachel Saunders-Pullman, MD, MPH, MS

For further information about this program and application schedule please contact Jody Roosevelt at

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