Professional Education | Topic Of Interest

Pine Rest Grand Rounds

Functional Movement Disorders


Dr. Aaron Ellenbogen attended medical school at Michigan State University, and completed his neurology residency through the MSU consortium, where he served as Chief Resident.  He then completed a movement disorders fellowship at Henry Ford Medical Center under his mentor, Peter LeWitt, MD.  He is an Assistant Professor at the William Beaumont School of Medicine at Oakland University and maintains his clinical practice at the Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders.  Dr. Ellenbogen is a member of the Parkinson’s Study Group, the International Restless Legs Study Group and the International Neurotoxin Association (INA). He is a mentor in teaching new botulinum toxin injectors through the INA.  Additionally, Dr. Ellenbogen has served as an investigator in myriad clinical trials with an emphasis on movement disorders.

Presentation Objectives:

  1. The learner should be able to identify the historical underpinnings of functional movement disorders.
  2. Recognize two (2) positive features of a functional movement disorder.
  3. Understand the brain circuitry and constructs in the emerging pathophysiology of functional movement disorders.
  4. Recognize the multi-disciplinary approach to treating functional movement disorders.


  • Aaron Ellenbogen, DO

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