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. 


Brent Bluett, D.O

UC San Diego Movement Disorders Fellow 2014/2015. Dr. Bluett attended medical school at Touro University, Nevada, and received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 2010. He went on to do his internship at The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, where he worked in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati on bench research for thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke. He completed his neurology residency at the  University of Texas Southwestern at Austin, where he was Resident Chair of the Texas Neurologic Society, before joining the fellowship program at UCSD. Although he is  interested in all aspects of movement disorders, his current research focus is in evaluation  of factors that predict falls in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy patients.

Tomás de la Riestra, MD
UC San Diego Movement Disorders Fellow 2014/2015. Dr. De la Riestra attended medical school at the National University of Rosario in Argentina, and received his degree in 2007. Afterwards, he performed practices in Neurology at centers in Barcelona and Pamplona, Spain and Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2009, he completed his residency in Neurology at the Centenary Hospital of Rosario and in Movement Disorders at the University of Buenos Aires-Ramos Mejía Hospital. Dr. De la Riestra is interested in all aspect of movement disorders, especially motor and cognitive changes. He is now working on gait disorders in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. 


        Ana Grijalvo-Perez, MD

UC San Diego Movement Disorder Fellow 2013/2014. Dr. Grijalvo-Perez recently completed her fellowship training in pediatric neurology at UCSD. Prior to that she attended medical school in her native town of Madrid, Spain. Subsequently, Dr. Grijalvo-Perez did neuroscience research in Switzerland before starting her pediatrics residency at Rady Children's Hospital. She is interested in the clinical aspects and novel therapeutic approaches of both adult and pediatric movement disorders.             

Dr. Litvan and Fellows