F. Rainer Von Coelln, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

F. Rainer Von Coelln, MD


  • Movement Disorders Neurology

Available for Telemedicine Visits

About F. Rainer Von Coelln, MD

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F. Rainer von Coelln, Dr. med., is from Germany and received his medical degree (Dr. med. is equivalent to the U.S. degree of MD/PhD) from University of Heidelberg, Germany in 1997. He did his neurology residency at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. This included a clinical and scientific focus on movement disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Parkinson disease (PD), dystonia and dementia. During his residency, he completed several ambitious projects in bench research and clinical research, focused on pre-clinical and clinical aspects of PD and dystonia.
In 2001, Dr. von Coelln interrupted his training in Tuebingen for a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Ted Dawson at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), working on animal models of genetic forms of PD.
After completing his residency in Germany in 2008, and a brief transition period of clinical duties in Tuebingen, he joined the Movement Disorder Division at JHU for a clinical fellowship in 2009.
In order to be in a position to continue his clinical work as a licensed and board-certified physician in the U.S. medical system, he decided to do another neurology residency in the U.S. at the University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore. Dr. von Coelln finished this additional clinical training in 2014, and subsequently accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Movement Disorder Division of the Department of Neurology at University of Maryland School of Medicine.
During his last year of residency, Dr. von Coelln successfully applied for a Clinical Research Training Fellowship by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Brain Foundation (ABF). This career development grant is centered on his current project in clinical neurogenetics, aiming to identify genetic factors that determine the variable clinical presentation of PD.
Clinically, he is focused on the diagnosis and management of PD and "PD look-alikes", as well as other movement disorders (including dystonia, ataxia, tics, chorea, and other involuntary movements) and cognitive impairment/dementia. 

Gender: Male

Language(s): English; German


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