Movement Disorder Fellows and Students

2019-2020 Fellows

            

Katherine Longardner, MD

Dr. Longardner completed her undergraduate studies with dual major in Biology and Spanish at Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, Florida. She graduated from FSU College of Medicine in 2014, and went on to complete her internship year and Neurology residency at UC San Diego. She concluded a one-year clinical fellowship in Movement Disorders at UC San Diego and will be doing a second year of research fellowship from 2019-2020 under the mentorship of Dr. Litvan. Her research interests include on orthostatic hypotension and cognition in people with neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson Disease. Dr. Longardner is fluent in English and Spanish. 

Ece Bayram, MD, PhD 

Ece obtained her medical degree and PhD in Neuroscience from Ankara University, turkey. She started working on movement disorder during medical school, and started her career as a postdoctoral fellow in Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in 2017. After a year of taking part in a neuroimaging study on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases, she transferred to UCSD  Department of Neuroscience- Movement Disorders Center in 2019 to continue her postdoctoral fellowship in movement disorders.

John Legge, MD 

Dr. Legge finished his undergraduate studies with a dual major in Chemistry and Mathematics at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, and is currently in Neurology residency at Virgia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. His interest includes Medical economics and policy, science fiction and teaching. He will begin his fellowship rotation in Movement Disorders at UCSD July 2019. 

Steven Fan Zhang, MD

Dr. Zhang finished his undergraduate studies with a dual major in Neuroscience and Genetics at Cornell University. He completed his medical degree at Nova Southeastern University, where he was chosen for a research fellowship that offered him three years of tuition coverage. He completed his neurology residency at Emory University. He is continuing his training at UC San Diego with a fellowship in Movement Disorders. His interest include traveling, fine dining, weight lifting, photography, hiking and various sports.

Saba Rezvanian, PhD

Dr. Rezvanian earned two B.S in biomedical and electrical engineering and M.S. in biomedical engineering. She obtained her PhD in biomedical engineering from Arizona State University. During her PhD, she worked on human risk assessment and prevention. She introduced new biomarkers to detect freezing of gait and diagnose motor subtypes of Parkinson's Disease. She also assessed the effects of treadmill-delivered perturbation training on gait dynamic stability while walking and adaptability of locomotor system in resisting to perturbations. Dr. Rezvanian started her postdoctoral fellowship at UC San Diego Parkinson & Other Movement Disorders Center in 2019 to continue her research studies on fall risk assessment and prevention among movement disorder patients.