Dr. Fahn is born in Sacramento, California to Ernest and Sylva Fahn.
Dr. Fahn receives a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Fahn becomes a fellow in a cellular physiology course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Dr. Fahn receives a Doctor of Medicine from the University of California and becomes a rotating intern at Philadelphia General Hospital.
Dr. Fahn becomes a resident in neurology at The Neurological Institute of New York.
Dr. Fahn becomes a research associate at the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Fahn becomes a faculty member at Columbia University.
Dr. Fahn is certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. and becomes a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Fahn becomes a full professor of neurology at Columbia University and an attending neurologist at New York-Presbyterian.
Dr. Fahn is named an H. Houston Merritt professor at Columbia University.
Dr. Fahn is appointed director of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Fahn is appointed director of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation.
Dr. Fahn becomes editor of “Movement Disorders.”
Dr. Fahn becomes chairman of the advisory committee on peripheral and nervous system drugs for the Food and Drug Administration.
Dr. Fahn is appointed director of the Morris K. Udall Parkinson Disease Research Center at Columbia University.
Dr. Fahn is appointed president of the American Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Fahn becomes the organizer and chairman of the World Parkinson Coalition.
Dr. Fahn co-authors “Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders, First Edition” and is awarded the James Parkinson Medal from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
Dr. Fahn co-authors “Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders, Second Edition.”
Dr. Fahn is honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who.