Dr. Oksana Suchowersky

MD, FRCPC, FCCMG


Dr. Suchowersky is currently Professor of Neurology and Medical Genetics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta.


Dr. Suchowersky received her MD from University of Calgary. Following residency in Neurology at University of British Columbia, Dr. Suchowersky was recruited to the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine to develop the Movement Disorders Program in 1984. Under her leadership the program grew to an internationally recognized center for care of patients with Parkinson’s disease, and related movement disorders. Her research interests include understanding the genetic factors related to the development of neurodegenerative disorders, and developing new treatments for these disorders. 


She has published almost 200 peer reviewed publications, and edited 2 books. She is on the Editorial Board of Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Nature Clinical Neurology, and International Neurological Journal. She was the President of Canadian Neurological Society, and Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences. From 2005 – 2010, she served as a Department Head in Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She is now the Toupin Research Chair in Neurology at the University of Alberta, and has just been elected President of the Canadian Movement Disorders Group.

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