Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Since 1981 we have grown rapidly to become a national leader in research, medical education and patient care in the neurosciences. From the world's most sophisticated intra-operative imaging technologies to the first robot for micro-neurosurgical application, we continue to explore the boundaries of the clinical neurosciences. Recruited from around the world, our expert and research-intensive team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists and researchers provide exemplary care to residents of southern Alberta and beyond.
Clinical Neurosciences Services
I am very pleased to introduce Dr. Oury Monchi to our department. Dr. Oury Monchi has been appointed Professor (with tenure) in the departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Radiology, and at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute.
Dr. Monchi will serve the department as Clinical Research Director, and the department, HBI and the Cumming School of Medicine as the Research Director of the Movement Disorders Program, and the Tourmaline Oil Chair in Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Monchi obtained his PhD in computational Neuroscience at King's College London, University of London, UK. He then pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the Centre de Recherche de l'institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal in neuroimaging and cognitive neuroscience applied to Parkinson's disease.
Until the summer 2014 he was Associate Professor of Radiology at the Université de Montréal and Associate Director for Clinical Research at the CRIUGM. He was also the founding director of the Quebec Parkinson's Network.
Dr. Monchi's lab has been a pioneer in using different neuroimaging techniques to study the origins and evolution of cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease with the ultimate goal of the early prediction of dementia in the disease. Interactions between cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms are also being studied. Non-medication therapies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and cognitive training are also being explored. Methods used include functional and anatomical MRI, TMS, PET, neuropsychological evaluations, and genotyping.
Please join me in warmly welcoming Dr. Monchi to DCNS.
Dr. Rajiv Midha
Head, Department of Clinical Neurosciences