Class of 2022
Aditya Boddu, MD

Aditya Boddu, MD

Medical school:  Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad
Neurology residency:  University of Missouri-Columbia
Dr. Boddu is fascinated by the pathophysiology of movement disorders and the evolving research in the field. He chose movement disorders because of its inherent reliance on good clinical observational skills with acumen in order to diagnose and manage disease and the foundation it affords to foster long-term patient relationships. Dr. Boddu is an Edmond J. Safra Fellow, and he sought UAB for the opportunity to see a vast pathology of disease, learn clinical and management approaches from varied distinguished faculty, and seek mentorship from them. His interests include gait disorders, cognition in Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and genotype-phenotype correlations. He enjoys Birmingham’s warm climate, evolving food scene, and hiking trails with his dog and dog friendly co-fellow. 
Class of 2022
Sarah Breaux, MD

Sarah Breaux, MD

Medical school: Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Neurology residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Breaux was drawn to movement disorders because of the importance of the physical exam in diagnosing and treating patients. She also enjoys developing long-term relationships with her patients, as well as their families. Having had a close family member with Parkinson’s disease, she has always been fascinated by the pathophysiology behind the disease and is interested in learning more about the pharmacologic and procedural treatments available to help her patients maintain their quality of life. She strongly believes in the importance of patient education and emphasis on positive lifestyle changes in conjunction to medical treatment. She chose UAB for her residency training as well as fellowship due to the cohesiveness of the neurology department. She appreciates the enthusiasm for teaching and the passion that each of the faculty members display in their practice. With the volume of patients, plus the number of movement faculty at UAB, she has no doubt that she will receive a well-rounded training. She has loved her time here in Birmingham and considers it a "hidden gem." She describes it to be safe, family and dog friendly and very affordable with a great food scene. Following fellowship, she has accepted a job with Ochsner Medical Center and plans to divide her time between her hometown in rural Louisiana and New Orleans with the hopes of bridging the gap between the two locations and allowing for conversations and action in regards to procedural treatments to occur sooner, while quality of life is maintained. Her goal in fellowship is to become the best clinician she can be all while becoming proficient in DBS and DBS programming.
Class of 2022
Adeel A. Memon, MD

Adeel A. Memon, MD

Medical school:  Dow Medical College, Pakistan
Neurology residency:  University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Memon’s long-term career goal is to become a leader in intraoperative microelectrode recordings and to lead both clinical and research teams to study circuit dysfunction in movement disorders. His current fellowship through the NIH/NINDS R25-Ph.D. trainee award allows him to work towards these goals. His graduate Ph.D. program of study is Neuro-engineering, and his research focuses on evaluating the role of oscillations in motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In the basic science lab (McMahon lab), he uses a novel PINK1 KO rat model to better understand circuit dysfunction. In his translational project (Amara lab), he evaluates the role of exercise on delta oscillation and cognition in Parkinson’s patients during sleep. He is concurrently obtaining clinical movement disorders fellowship training at UAB, which is spread out over three years. Dr. Memon completed his neurology residency at UAB and chose to stay in Birmingham because of the outstanding mentorship in the movement disorders division and the numerous benefits of living in the city, including exquisite dining options and affordable living costs.