Neurology

A Look at the Division of Neurology

The major foci of the clinical activities of the Division of Neurology are epilepsy, stroke, headache, neurometabolic disease, neuromuscular disease, sleep disorders, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, autism, developmental disorders and functional neuroimaging.

The Division has a Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada accredited training program in Child Neurology as well as postdoctoral training programs in epilepsy, stroke and developmental paediatrics. The latter is in conjunction with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab. In addition, there are a number of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in clinical neurophysiology and molecular and cellular neurobiology.

The research foci of the Division includes epilepsy (both clinical and basic research), magnetoencephalography, stroke, dyslexia, autism, burden of disease and quality of life, attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, fatty acid oxidation disorders and molecular and cellular neurobiology.

In addition to general Neurology, the focus of our clinical activities are: the medical and surgical management of refractory paediatric epilepsy; the diagnosis and management of paediatric neuromuscular and neurometabolic disease, Multiple Sclerosis in children, paediatric stroke, paediatric headache, and medically complex disabilities including autism. The division provides an approved specialty program in Child Neurology, both three- and five-year programs (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accredited). In addition, the division has an approved program in clinical neurophysiology training and subspecialty training programs in Paediatric Epilepsy and Paediatric Stroke. The major foci of our research activities fall into the following areas:

  • Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology;
  • Epilepsy;
  • Stroke;
  • Learning Disabilities;
  • Attention Deficit Disorder Hyperactivity;
  • Autism;
  • Neuroimaging;
  • Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders.

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Education Initiatives

The Paediatric Neurology Residency and Fellowship Training Program at The Hospital For Sick Children (SickKids), University of Toronto is a fully accredited program with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.