Movement Disorder Fellows and Students

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.  

Fellows


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.