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Tamara Pringsheim

  Position: Associate Professor
  Rank: Associate Professor of Neurology
  Degrees: MD, MSc Clinical Epidemiology
  Educational Background: Movement disorders and neuropsychiatry
  Program & Research Interest:

Movement Disorders, Antipsychotic Medications,
Drug Effectiveness and Safety, Knowledge translation

  Phone: (403) 944-4364


Dr. Tamara Pringsheim is an Associate Professor with the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.  She is the director of the Calgary Tourette and Pediatric Movement Disorder Clinic at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, and also provides care for patients at the Movement Disorders Clinic at the Foothills Medical Centre. 

Dr. Pringsheim attended medical school at Queen’s University and completed her residency in neurology at the University of Toronto.  Following that, she did a three year fellowship in movement disorders and neuropsychiatry at the Toronto Western Hospital, and her Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto.  Her research efforts are focused on knowledge distillation and exchange, specifically pertaining to drug safety and effectiveness for neurological and psychiatric disorders. She has a special interest in the development of evidence-based guidelines, and the use of antipsychotic medications. She serves as a methodology expert on the American Academy of Neurology Guidelines Subcommittee, and is a member of Knowledge Translation Canada.