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Fellows and Students

The Parkinson and Other Movement Disorders Center offers one year sub-specialty training in movement disorders and an optional second year for research training to clinicians with residency training in Neurology. We also offer research fellowships in movement disorders to scientists from different backgrounds. Find out more about our fellowship.


Clinical Fellows

  • Amy Lin, M.D., PGY5

    Amy Lin, M.D., PGY5

    Dr. Lin completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, then earned her Medical Degree and Master of Public Health at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. At USC she earned admission to the Delta Omega Honorary Society for Public Health and to the Medical Student Training in Aging Research Program. She then completed her neurology residency at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital and is currently a fellow at UC San Diego’s Movement Disorders fellowship program. Dr. Lin is interested in pursuing clinical research in movement disorders. 
  • Dean Liou, M.D., PGY5

    Dean Liou, M.D., PGY5

    Dr. Liou completed his undergraduate degree in Human Biology at UC San Diego, and then earned his Master in medical sciences and Medical Degree at Loyola University Chicago. He then completed his neurology residency at University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University, where he was accepted into the Leadership in Medical Education Track and served on the neurology program evaluation committee. Dr. Liou is passionate about medical education, quality improvement, and clinical research.
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    Kevin Littleton, M.D., PGY5

    Academic Year 2024-2025, incoming fellow.
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    Eshita Shaw, M.D., PGY5

    Academic Year 2024-2025, incoming fellow.

International Visiting Scholars 

  • Hamidreza Ghodsi, M.D.

    Hamidreza Ghodsi, M.D.

    Dr. Ghodsi, graduated as a medical doctor from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran, and completed a two year postdoctoral fellowship at the Center of Excellence in Clinical Research in the same University, during which he advances his research skills, including statistical analysis, research methodology, and scientific writing. From the early years of medical school, he was astonished by various neuroscience topics to the point that after engaging in the clinical clerkship rounds, he became committed to pursing neurology for his future career. Dr. Ghodsi's doctoral thesis was a nine-month randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of nano- Curcumin in patient with Parkinson's Disease, a potential disease modifying-agent whose efficacy had been demonstrated on animal models. His current research interest is primarily focused on the analysis of contributors to the PD progression and state-of-the-art clinical trials of patients with different parkinsonian disorders. He enjoys watching TV shows and movies with his family, playing piano, and Forex trading in his spare time.
  • Nahid Olfati, M.D.

    Nahid Olfati, M.D.

    Dr. Olfati attended medical school at Tabriz Medical university where she also took courses in the field of health care management and evidence based medicine. She completed her neurology residency at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS) with a special interest on the field of movement and neurodegenerative disorders. After finishing residency, Dr. Olfati started to work at MUMS as an assistant professor of neurology and served as neurology residency program director. She is interested to pursue her research in the field of etiopathogenesis and biomarkers of atypical Parkinsonian Disorders.