Movement Disorder Fellows and Students


       Andrea Fuentes

Andrea is an MD candidate at the UCSD School of Medicine, after receiving her B.A. in Human Biology at Stanford University. Her interest in movement disorders began when she was given the opportunity to shadow movement disorder specialists at the Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière Paris, France during a term abroad. In her first year at UCSD, she became involved in Dr. Litvan's clinic and began a summer research project investigating risk factors for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. She is interested in continuing her research efforts and is considering a future career in Neurology. 


Sirisha Nandipati, MD

Sirisha completed her neurology residency training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.  She began her training at Cornell University, where she also completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology, earning Honors Cum Laude.  She then worked as a clinical research coordinator at the Mount Sinai Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center where she was mentored by Dr. Mary Sano and published a peer-reviewed research article on diabetes care and the effect on risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s type dementia. She is known for her warm bedside manner and strong work ethic. She was selected as the Consultant of the Month by the Mount Sinai Emergency Department.  She became very interested in movement disorders and published another case report with Dr. Steven Frucht describing vascular progressive supranuclear palsy-like syndrome.  She aspires to have an academic career in movement disorders. 


Yuan Xing, MD

Dr. Xing completed her medical education at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, after which she completed her residency training at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.  She presented her research on zinc supplementation with Botulinum toxin for treatment of dystonia at the American Academy of Neurology annual conference in 2015.  Dr. Xing will continue her education as a movement disorders specialist at the University of California San Diego.  She has special interests in the treatment of dystonia and Parkinson's disease.  



Dr. Litvan and Fellows