Fellowship in Movement Disorders at North Shore-LIJ Health System

About us

The Department of Neurology at North Shore-LIJ offers a two-year fellowship in movement disorders which includes an in-depth clinical experience with a large volume and diversity of patients; instruction and experience in the use of botulinum toxin; deep brain surgery; and clinical research.

Our objective is to provide training in a broad range of movement disorders, and to foster the development of excellent clinical skills and scholarly research.

During the first year, fellows actively participate in:

  • Clinical evaluations
  • Ongoing clinical care
  • Clinical research programs

Fellows are encouraged to take an active role in structuring patient management and learn interventional therapies, including pharmacotherapy, local injections of botulinum toxin and management of deep brain stimulation.

During the second year, fellows will continue to have some clinical responsibilities but have an opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest, participate in clinical trials and develop a mentored research project. Courses in clinical trial design, statistics and related topics can also be pursued during this second year. 

Current Fellows

Hanna Czarkowska, MD
Medical Education: Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland
Residency: Stony Brook University Hospital
Interests: Movement disorders with special emphasis on the management of non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease and the overlap between movement disorders and dementia 
Hobbies:  Singing, hiking and traveling

Application Process

The movement disorders training program at North Shore-LIJ Health System admits one fellow annually. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and we will continue to accept applications for a given academic year until we have filled the fellowship position. Trainees must have completed an ACGME-accredited neurology residency training program and be either licensed in New York state or eligible for a license at time of appointment.

Interested applicants must download a copy of the application and submit along with the following:

Essential application information includes:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Medical school diploma and final transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, including one from your residency program director
  • ECFMG Status Report, if applicable
  • Photograph (optional)

Applicants must have completed a neurology residency program by the start date of the fellowship program. They must also be board-eligible or board-certified in Neurology and must have a non-restricted NYS Medical License at the time of appointment.

Please submit applications to:
Karin Oberlander, MPA
Program Coordinator
Karin Oberlander, MPA
North Shore-LIJ Health System
300 Community Drive, Tower Pavilion – 9th Floor
Manhasset, NY 11030
Email: koberlander@nshs.edu
Phone: (516) 562-2303
Fax:  (516) 365-8128 

Helpful Links

Our faculty

Program director

David Eidelberg, MD

  • Chief of Division - Movement Disorders of Neurology, North Shore University Hospital
  • Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  • view full profile

Additional faculty

Martin Heinrich Niethammer, MD, PhD