Fixel Institute welcomes Edmond J. Safra Fellow

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Juan B. Toledo, M.D., Ph.D.

In summer 2020, the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health will welcome Jon B. Toledo, M.D., Ph.D., a neurology resident at Houston Methodist and recipient of the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders — a collaboration between The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the Edmond J. Safra Foundation.

The program provides resources for top centers to train new clinician-researchers in movement disorder specialties to grow a global base of talented, dedicated experts who can deliver high-quality care and contribute to research across the field.

“We look forward to providing Dr. Toledo the highest level of training possible in research and interdisciplinary clinical care, and preparing him to be a future thought leader in the field of Parkinson’s disease and neurodegeneration,” said Christopher W. Hess, M.D., director of UF’s Movement Disorders Fellowship Program.

UF was among five academic health centers chosen to host the fifth class of Edmond J. Safra Fellowship recipients. The other selectees were: Baylor College of Medicine in Houston; Toronto Western Hospital in Canada; University of Alabama at Birmingham; and University College London, Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

Read more about the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders.