University of Calgary

Cory Toth


Associate Professor


Associate Professor of Neurology



Educational Background:

Complications of diabetes upon both the central and peripheral nervous systems

Program & Research Interest:

Peripheral Nerve Surgery Program, Neuromuscular Program, Urgent Neurology Clinic, Chronic Pain Program



(403) 220-8831

 Dr. Cory Toth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services. He is also Director of the Neuropathic Pain Clinic - the first of its kind in Canada.

Dr. Toth started as an Assistant Professor in Neurology at the University of Calgary as of July 2005.  Prior to this, he graduated from the University of Regina (with Great Distinction) in physics and mathematics, before entering and completing the MD program at the University of Saskatchewan in 1997. Dr. Toth then completed residency training in neurology at the University of Saskatchewan in 2002 with FRCPC certification.  He has also obtained both EMG and EEG certification in Canada. After completing a three-year fellowship in basic science, studying the complications of diabetes upon both the central and peripheral nervous systems, he has developed a rodent model of the human diabetic brain.

Dr. Toth’s main research interests lie in understanding the contributions of RAGE and insulin deficiency to the development of white matter changes, brain atrophy, and cognitive decline in the diabetic brain (both in type I and type II forms of diabetes).  He also studies the development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in the same mouse models.  Dr. Toth’s research initiatives have led to collaborations with local and international researchers regarding problems in nerve regeneration, neuropathic pain, and motor neuron diseases.

Clinically, Dr. Toth focuses on assessment and management of neuromuscular diseases, including muscle diseases, neuromuscular junction disorders, peripheral neuropathies, and motor neuron diseases.  He works in the Neuromuscular, Neuropathic Pain, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and Electromyography Clinics at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary.

Dr. Toth is widely published with most recent publications examining aetiologies of peripheral neuropathies and optimal assessments and management of neuropathic pain. He is funded by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) as a Clinical Investigator, and by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  He has also received research funding support from the University of Calgary, the Calgary Health Region (now Alberta Health Services), the Action Committee for Neuropathic Pain, Pfizer Canada, Valeant Canada, Purdue Pharma Canada, and Talecris Canada. Dr. Toth is a member of the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists in EEG and EMG, and a multiple recipient of teaching awards at various levels.