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. 
Kristen Kelley

Kristen graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior with the University Medal, the highest honor awarded to a graduating senior. She is a medical student at UCSD School of Medicine, and is currently completing a Master's in Clinical Research while working under Dr. Litvan at the Movement Disorder Center. Her current projects focus on investigating risk factors for the development of progressive supranuclear palsy. She will be graduating from UCSD School of Medicine in 2017 and plans to pursue a career as an academic physician.  

Oliver Fein

Clinical Coordinator/NPF COE Center Coordinator. Mr. Fein started working for the Movement Disorder Center back in 2012 as a student while attending UCSD. Since then, he has developed a keen interest in Movement Disorders, and upon graduating was offered a full time position as Clinical Coordinator, and Center Coordinator for the National Parkinson's Disease Foundation Center of Excellence here at UCSD. In June 214, he graduated with a Human Biology BS from UCSD. 


Sirisha Nandipati, MD

Sirisha Nandipati MD completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University where she earned Honors Cum Laude in Psychology. She then did her medical school and neurology residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. She has published research manuscripts in the diabetes, cognition and vascular progressive supranuclear palsy. Her clinical interests include postural stability in Parkinson's Disease and related disorders as well as the cognitive aspects of Parkinsonism. 

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.  


Priscilla Mendoza, Executive Assistant

Ms. Mendoza joined the Movement Disorder Center in September of 2015. She provides administrative support to Dr. Irene Litvan, MD Professor of Neurosciences, Director of the Movement Disorder Center and program staff. Ms. Mendoza has eight years of experience in health care, previously working as an Administrative Associate in the Pediatric Department of Rheumatology at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego where she supported a total of four physicians. In April of 2014, she was awarded "Employee of Excellence" and was recognized by Rady Children's Hospital as one of the top 12 employees of the year.