Our one-year pediatric movement disorders fellowship is designed to prepare child neurologists to become experts in the evaluation and treatment of conditions causing unwanted involuntary movements. Through exposure to a diverse patient population at our tertiary care centers, fellows learn to identify disorders that cause a broad spectrum of phenomenology, including tics, chorea, dystonia, tremor, myoclonus, stereotypy, parkinsonism, paroxysmal dyskinesia, ataxia, and others. By the completion of the training program, fellows are well-versed in the use of treatment strategies that include oral medications, botulinum toxin injections, and deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat pediatric movement disorders.
The fellowship program is offered within Baylor College of Medicine's Pediatric Movement Disorders Clinic, part of the Section of Pediatric Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience, together with the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC). Fellows have exposure to both pediatric and adult movement disorders during their training.
Fellows participate in weekly video rounds, which allows for the sharing of clinical pearls from all Baylor Movement faculty, receive mentoring to develop research interests and publications, and have opportunities to attend movement disorders conferences domestically and abroad. Fellows also care for acutely ill movement disorders patients who are admitted to Texas Children's Hospital, by leading our inpatient pediatric movement disorders consult service.