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Luanne Metz




Professor and Head of the Division of Neurology



Educational Background:

Multiple Sclerosis

Program & Research Interest:

Director, Multiple Sclerosis Program


(403) 944-4241

Dr. Metz is a neurologist at Foothills Medical Center and a Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences. After completing medical school at the University of Calgary ('83) she completed 2 years of internal medicine in Toronto then returned to Calgary for a Neurology residency and a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) fellowship. She has been the Calgary MS Clinic Director since 1993 and is Co-Director, with Dr V Wee Yong, of the MS Program of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute.

Dr. Metz's research spans many aspects of MS. She is actively involved in clinical trials at all levels. These activities range from being a site investigator for Industry sponsored trials, serving on international trial coordinating committees and safety and data monitoring committees, through to initiating her own investigator initiated trials. She is also involved in health outcomes and health services research and works closely with MS researchers to facilitate their research further understanding MS. Dr Metz is also involved in mentoring and supervising students and fellows during their development as clinicians and researchers of the future.