Department of Neurology

Movement Disorders Fellowship

University of Washington Medical Center

Co-Director:
Ali Samii, M.D.
Dr. Samii is the Co-Director of the Movement Disorders Fellowship, a Professor of Neurology, and an Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery.
Co-Director:
Cyrus Zabetian, M.D., M.S.
Dr. Zabetian is the Co-Director of the Movement Disorders Fellowship and a Professor in the Department of Neurology.

This two-year fellowship, based at the Seattle VA Medical Center, involves training in the clinical evaluation and management of movement disorder patients in both adult and pediatric patient, such as those with Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson-plus syndromes, tremor, dystonia, ataxia, Huntington’s disease, and other movement disorders. Fellows will learn how to inject botulinum toxin for hemifacial spasm and dystonias, including blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, and limb dystonias. Training will be provided in the screening, programming, and post-operative management of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for movement disorders. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of research including clinical trials, genetic, epidemiological, neuroimaging, and histopathological studies, proteomic biomarker discovery, and investigations using model organisms.

How To Apply

Applications for trainees are now accepted through the Movement Disorders Fellowship Match. Applicants should register with SF Match Central Application Service (sfmatch.org) and send their application materials directly to SF Match. For more information regarding the match process, please visit https://sfmatch.org/specialties and select the “Movement Disorders” tab.

SF Match timeline for Movement Disorders Fellowship Program applicants:

  • March – Applicant Registration Begins
  • June – Interview period begins
  • Mid-August – Interview period ends
  • Early September – Rank list due
  • September – Results posted

*Please refer to the SF Match timetable for exact dates, which vary year to year


UW Movement Disorders Division

Marie Davis, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Davis is an Assistant Professor of Neurology.

Shu-Ching Hu, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Hu is an Associate Professor of Neurology.

Valerie Kelly, P.T., Ph.D.
Dr. Kelly is an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Hojoong Mike Kim, M.D.
Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Neurology Section at the VA Puget Sound.

Andrew Ko, M.D.
Dr. Ko is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and the head of the UW Medicine Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Program.

Anny Lin, M.D.
Dr. Lin is an Acting Assistant Professor of Neurology and the Associate Program Director of the Neurology Residency.

Vicente Martinez, Ph.D.
Dr. Martinez is an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine.


Current Fellows

Valerie Olson, MD (2020 – present)
Dr. Olson received her MD from UW and PhD from Yale University. She completed a residency in Neurology at UW. Her research is focused on neuroimaging to better understand Parkinson’s disease.

Ankur Nayyar, MD (2021 – present)
Dr. Nayyar received his MD from St. George’s University and completed a residency at Banner Neuroscience Institute. His research is focused on the neural control of movement and the mechanisms underlying movement impairments in people with Parkinson’s disease


Former Fellows

Wojciech Gryc, MD
Movement Disorders Fellow 2019-2021
Dr. Gryc is currently a movement disorder specialist at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington.

Sarah Atkinson, MD
Movement Disorders Fellow 2019-2021
Dr. Atkinson is currently a movement disorder specialist at Corvallis Clinic in Corvallis, Oregon

Raima Amin, MD
Movement Disorders Fellow 2019-2022
Dr. Amin is currently a movement disorder specialist at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington.

Kimmy Su, MD, PhD
Movement Disorders Fellow 2017-2020
Dr. Su is currently an Acting Assistant Professor and movement disorder specialist at the UW, Seattle VA, and American Lake VA.

Amir Besharat, DO
Movement Disorders Fellow 2018-2020
Dr. Besharat is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California

Kathryn Roberts, MD
Movement Disorders Fellow 2017-2019
Now at Skagit Regional Health, Mount Vernon, WA
Practicing Neurology

Anny Lin, MD
Movement Disorders Fellow 2016-2018
Currently an Acting Assistant Professor of Neurology & Associate Program Director, Neurology Residency

Casey Carter Nazor, MD
Movement Disorders Fellow, 2016-2018
Now at Neurological Associates of Washington, Bellevue
Movement disorders focused practice

Anthony Julius, MD
Movement Disorders Fellow 2015-2017
Now at HCA VA Neurological Associates, Richmond, VA
Movement disorder specialist

Katelan Longfellow, MD
Movement Disorders Fellow, 2013-2015
Now at Franciscan Neurology Associates, St. Joseph, Tacoma
Movement disorder specialist

Marie Davis, MD, PhD
Movement Disorders Fellow 2012-2015
Currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology at UW and VA Puget Sound

Sindhu Srivatsal, MD
Movement Disorders Fellow 2011-2013
Now at Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center Neuroscience Institute
Specializing in Movement Disorders and General Neurology

Daniel Burdick, MD
Movement Disorders Fellow 2010-2012
Now at Evergreen Health in Kirkland, WA
Member of Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care Center

Brooke K. Walter, MD
Movement Disorders Fellow 2008-2010
Now at Providence Medical Center in Portland, OR
Specializing in Movement Disorders & General Neurology  

Hojoong Mike Kim, MD
Movement Disorders Fellow 2006-2008
Currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology at UW and Chief of Neurology Section at VA Puget Sound