Current MDC Fellows

First-Year Fellows

Heather Heiser, MD (she/her/hers) | 2021-2023

Medical School: Michigan State University
Residency: Rush University Medical Center

Heather grew up in both California and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Michigan. She went to medical school at Michigan University at the Grand Rapids campus. She completed her Neurology residency at Ruch University in Chicago. In her free time, she enjoys board games, hiking, and traveling the country in an attempt to visit all US National Parks.

Antonia Pusso, MD (she/her/hers) | 2021-2023

Medical School: University of Virginia
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Pusso was born and raised in Spotsylvania, VA. She obtained her medical degree in Charlottesville, VA and completed her residency training in Boston, serving as chief resident in her final year. In her free time, she enjoys biking, hiking, cross-stitching, and listening to podcasts. 

Second-Year Fellows

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Alex Baumgartner, MD (he/him/his) | 2020-2022

Medical School: Brown University
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School

Dr. Baumgartner, was born and raised in Lakewood, CO. He obtained his medical degree in Providence, RI and completed his residency training in Boston, serving as chief resident in his final year. He is excited to begin a fellowship in Movement Disorders in July 2020, and also to be returning home to Colorado. 

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Michael Korsmo, MD (he/him/his) | 2020-2022

Medical School: Tulane University
Residency:  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

While in residency, Dr. Korsmo created and launched the school’s first Global Health Neurology rotation with the first site in Malawi. He also served as Chief Resident of Education where he restructured the introductory “Boot Camp” and Morning Report sessions. Beyond Movement Disorders, his interests include education, clinical reasoning, and global/rural health.