The Division of Movement Disorders offers a one-year or two-year fellowship.

The Division of Movement Disorders offers a one-year or two-year fellowship that provides clinical training in the diagnosis and management of movement disorders. Fellows can expect in-depth exposure to a broad spectrum of common and rare movement disorders, involvement in clinical and translational research and electives tailored to their specific goals and interests.  

One-year fellowships are primarily clinical, with some additional opportunity for research projects and clinical trial design. Two-year fellowships provide expanded time during the second year for pursuing more in-depth research projects and research training to further develop fellows into clinician investigators.

Click on the links to learn more about the Division of Movement Disorders and its faculty as well as visit the Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center website.

Our movement disorders fellowship program participates in the SF Match each year, and applications will only be accepted through the SF Match system. The application deadline is May 15.  

Applicants to the movement disorders fellowship must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency program in neurology, child neurology or general psychiatry in the U.S. or Canada.   

After acceptance, but prior to joining the movement disorders fellowship program, applicants are required to provide a list of the rotations completed during prerequisite training. This must be received no later than July 15 and must appear on letterhead from the institution where prerequisite training was completed. 

If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Judy Gutierrez, Fellowship Coordinator
Email: Judith.Gutierrez@vcuhealth.org
Phone: (804) 828-4615

Khadijah Johnson, Administrative Assistant for the Division of Movement Disorders
Email: Khadijah.Johnson@vcuhealth.org
Phone: (804) 828-0422

Jonathan Snider, MD, Program Director
Email: Jonathan.Snider@vcuhealth.org
Phone: (804) 628-2354

Saria Refai, MD

Movement Disorders Fellow - Saria Refai

Saria Refai, MD

Received MD from Damascus University Faculty of Medicine, 1998

Completed Family Medicine residency at William Beaumont Hospital, 2010

Completed Neurology residency and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at University of Oklahoma, 2015

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