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Elizabeth Ferluga

Movement Disorder Specialist

Dr. Ferluga, a neurology specialist, developed and directed movement disorder programs at prestigious medical centers before pivoting to teleneurology with Synapticure, focusing on holistic care for Parkinson’s and Huntington’s patients.

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Elizabeth Ferluga

MD

Movement Disorder Specialist

Dr. Ferluga, a neurology specialist, developed and directed movement disorder programs at prestigious medical centers before pivoting to teleneurology with Synapticure, focusing on holistic care for Parkinson’s and Huntington’s patients.

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Credentials

Residency

Vanderbilt Medical Center (Neurology)

Fellowship

Vanderbilt Medical Center (Movement Disorder Neurology)

Education

Carver College of Medicine (MD)

Washington State University (Neuroscience)

Washington State University (Psychology)

Affiliations

Alpha Omega Alpha

Movement Disorder Society

American Academy of Neurology

About the doctor

Biography

Dr. Ferluga was born in Kennewick, WA.  She completed her undergraduate degrees in psychology and neuroscience in 2003 at Washington State University.  She went on to University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.  She graduated with AOA honors in 2007.  She completed her residency in Neurology at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN. She served as neurology chief resident in 2011.  She subsequently went on to be a general neurology attending and movement disorder fellow, graduating in 2013.  She then joined faculty at Vanderbilt as an assistant professor practicing both general neurology and movement disorders.  She further participated development of a pediatric movement disorder clinic.

In 2015, she moved to Chattanooga, TN.  She was hired at Erlanger medical center to develop a movement disorder program.  While working at Erlanger, she served as Clinic Director and Medical Director of the neurology service line.  She also served as the director of Erlanger’s HD center of excellence (partner with Vanderbilt since 2016).

She left Erlanger medical center in 2023.  She is now practicing teleneurology with synapticure focusing on total care for patients with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease.

Publications

Ferluga ED, Sathe NA, Krishnaswam S, Mcpheeters ML. Surgical intervention for feeding and nutrition difficulties in cerebral palsy: a systematic review.  Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. June 5 2013.

Ferluga ED, Archer KR, Sathe NA, Krishnaswami S, Klint A, Lindegren ML, McPheeters ML. Interventions for Feeding and Nutrition in Cerebral Palsy. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 94. (Prepared by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10065-I) AHRQ Publication No. 13-EHC015-EFxx-EHCxxx. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. <in press>. Available at: www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/reports/final.cfm.

Poe, G.R., Thompson, C.M., Riley, B.T., Tysor, M.K., Bjorness, T.E., Steinhoff, B.P, and Ferluga, E.D.  A spatial memory task appropriate for electrophysiological recordings.  Journal of Neuroscience Methods.  2002.  Vol 121.  pp 64-74.

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Affiliations

Alpha Omega Alpha

Movement Disorder Society

American Academy of Neurology

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