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Autonomic disorders clinical fellowship created

Jul. 9, 2020, 8:57 AM


by Bill Snyder

Autonomic disorders such as orthostatic hypotension are often debilitating neurological and neurodegenerative conditions that disrupt vital autonomic (involuntary) functions including blood pressure and heart rate.

A new Clinical Fellowship in Autonomic Disorders began this month at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Administered through the Division of Clinical Pharmacology in the Department of Medicine, it will be one of only a few accredited fellowship programs in autonomic disorders in the United States.

Training will be provided through the nationally recognized Vanderbilt Autonomic Dysfunction Center, the first in the country to be devoted exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of autonomic blood pressure regulation.

“It’s exciting to have this new clinical fellowship,” said Program Director Cyndya Shibao, MD, MSCI, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology. “The Department of Medicine is committed to training the next generation of leaders and continues to attract outstanding fellows.”

Applicants for upcoming fellowship positions are encouraged to apply before the end of March 2021. For more information, contact Shibao at or Program Coordinator Wendi Welch at

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