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Parkinson and Other Movement Disorders Center's Fellows and Students


Our 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.


2020-2021 Clinical Fellows

Amy Ferng, MD

Dr. Ferng completed her undergraduate studies with a major in Neuroscience at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She went on to obtain both her Master's and medical degree from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. She then completed Neurology residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Her interests include palliative care for neurodegenerative disease, teaching, cooking (and eating), traveling, and cheering on all Michigan sports.


Eric Gutflais, MD

Dr. Gutflais completed his undergraduate studies with a major in Finance at Binghamton University in New York. After college, he spent fours years working on Wall Street before entering medicine. He earned his medical degree at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia, and completed his Neurology residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York. His interests outside of medicine include soccer, music, and traveling. 




Current Research Fellows


Ece Bayram, MD, PhD 

Dr. Bayram obtained her medical degree and consequently her PhD in Neurosciences from Ankara University, Turkey. After her first-year of research fellowship at Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas, with a focus on Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, she joined our team as a research fellow in 2019. Her research interests include neuroimaging and cognition in neurodegenerative diseases. She is also interested in teaching and expanding educational resources to non-English speaking patients and clinicians.


Saba Rezvanian, PhD

Dr. Rezvanian earned two Bachelor of Science degrees in biomedical and electrical engineering and Master of Science and PhD in biomedical engineering from Arizona State University. During her doctoral studies, she studied 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. Since 2019, Dr. Rezvanian has been doing her research fellowship at our center with focus on fall risk assessment and prevention among movement disorder patients.