Movement Disorders Fellowship

The University of Michigan is proud to offer a two-year, comprehensive movement disorders fellowship training program that draws from a wealth of clinical, research and educational opportunities made available here at the university.

While our program is largely tailored to the needs our trainees, the first year of our fellowship is most often dedicated to providing a foundational experience drawing from a breadth and depth of clinical exposures. This includes opportunities within the general movement disorders clinics at both the university hospital and the Ann Arbor VA, in addition to concentrated subspecialty clinics for deep brain stimulation, botulinum toxin injection, multi-disciplinary ataxia and multi-disciplinary atypical parkinsonian disorders. Additional clinical experiences unique to our fellowship include rotations within the cognitive disorders, neurogenetics, normal pressure hydrocephalus, and Wilson’s Disease clinics.

The second year is truly customized to the burgeoning academic pursuits of the trainee, with more time allotted to focus on individual scholarly projects. Prior fellows have gone on to further advance their subspecialty clinical expertise, enroll in medical educator programs, become engrossed in the methodology of clinical trials, or pursue extramural grant funding for their research during this time. For those fellows interested in pursuing careers as researchers, including bench and clinical research, training opportunities focusing on research are available under the direction of individual movement disorders faculty

Applications for the movement disorders fellowship may be submitted through, and should include your CV, a personal statement and 3 letters of recommendation. All applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident and positioned to successfully complete an ACGME-accredited neurology residency prior to the start of fellowship.

For more information regarding our fellowship program, please feel free to contact our fellowship coordinator, Christy Terek (, or our fellowship director, Chauncey Spears (

Thank you so much for considering the University of Michigan, and of course... Go Blue! 

Dr. Spears, Christopher Chauncey

Movement Disorders Fellowship Program Director

Christopher Chauncey Spears, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Movement Disorders Fellowship


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