Neurology: Clinical Programs
The Division of Neurology at the University of Toronto is one of the largest and most comprehensive neurological practices in Canada. We have subspecialized experts trained in epilepsy, movement disorders, dementia and other cognitive conditions, stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, neuro-oncology, multiple sclerosis and demyelinating disorders, autoimmune neurology, neurophysiology, concussion, neuro-ophthalmology, headache, neuromuscular diseases, peripheral nerve and sleep neurology.
Our subspecialty clinics, listed below, are distributed across the major teaching hospitals in Toronto and include Baycrest (BC), Unity Health Toronto (UHT), St. Michael's Hospital (SMH), Providence Healthcare (PHC) and St. Joseph's Health Centre (SJHC), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SBK), University Health Network (UHN) — the Toronto Western, Toronto General, Princess Margaret Hospitals, and Toronto Rehab Institute — and Women's College Hospital (WCH).
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Motor Neuron Disease
Sunnybrook ALS Clinic: (SBK) Only one of seven ALS clinics in Ontario
Autoimmune Cognition, Encephalitis
UHN Memory Clinic (UHN)
Krembil Epilepsy Program (UHN)
Canadian Concussion Centre (UHN): The world's first program dedicated to a four pronged approach to concussions – research, education, diagnosis and treatment.
Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic (SBK): Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, Neuropsychiatry Program
Dementia, Memory, Behaviour, and Cognition
Sunnybrook Memory Clinic (SBK)
UHN Memory Clinic (UHN)
Krembil Epilepsy Program (UHN) Interdisciplinary comprehensive approach to epilepsy care that comprises neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, neurogeneticists, nursing and electrophysiologists. It is a Regional Epilepsy Surgical Centre of Excellence (RESC).
UHN Epilepsy Monitoring Unit: (UHN) A 10-bed unit for patients using video and EEG recordings to locate the source of a seizure and epilepsy process. It the largest adult epilepsy monitoring unit in Canada.
UHN Epilepsy Diet Clinic: (UHN) The first adult epilepsy diet clinic in Ontario using a Modified Atkins Diet to help reduce seizures in adults with various types of epilepsy.
UHN Epilepsy Genetics Clinic: (UHN) The KNC Epilepsy Genetics Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and management of genetically determined epilepsies (even if after initial investigation the culprit gene(s) could not be determined) and familial epilepsies.
UHN Epilepsy Pregnancy Clinic: (UHN) A clinic to manage pregnant women with epilepsy in collaboration with obstetrics.
Functional Neurological Disorders
Functional Neurological Disorders Clinic, Neuropsychiatry Program (SBK)
Integrated Movement Disorders Program (IMDP) (UHN) - website under development
Headache & Pain
Centre for Headache: (WCH) The Centre for Headache provides expert evaluation and individualized treatment plans for patients suffering from migraine and other headache disorders. It is the first of its kind at an Ontario teaching hospital. .
Muscle, Myasthenia Gravis, Peripheral Nerve, Neuromuscular
Prosserman Family Neuromuscular Clinic: (UHN) A recognized centre for excellence for Guillain-Barre and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy by the GBS/CIDP Foundation International
St. Michael’s Hospital Neuromuscular Clinic (UHT:SMH)
Elisabeth Raab Neurofibromatosis Clinic (UHN): The first-in-Canada multidisciplinary clinic for adults with neurofibromatosis
Odette Cancer Centre (SBK)
St. Michael’s Hospital Ophthalmology(UHT:SMH)
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Howard Cohen Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Program (UHN): First interdisciplinary program in North America to offer single day evaluation of NPH
Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders
Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson's Disease & the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Clinic (UHN): The largest movement disorder clinic & DBS program in Canada
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Sunnybrook Sleep Disorder Clinic: (SBK) A state-of-the-art research, teaching and clinical sleep laboratory
Stroke & TIAs
St. Michael’s Hospital Stroke Clinic (UHT:SMH)
Sunnybrook Stroke Clinic (SBK)
Transient Ischemic Attack and Minor Stroke Unit (TAMS) (UHN) See guidelines for more information
UHN Stroke Prevention Clinic (UHN): Recognized by Accreditation Canada for stroke distinction.
A citywide program that incorporates experts across the subspecialties of neurology and women’s health. It addresses the neurological illnesses and therapies for women at all stages in their lives from early adulthood, fertility, pregnancy, aging, perimenopause, and menopause.
Epilepsy: (UHN) Women with epilepsy face unique issues including menstrual-related seizures, family planning, fertility, pregnancy, bone health, hormone replacement therapy, menopause and aging. Contact: Dr. Esther Bui.
Stroke: (UHN) The Stroke in Young Adults Program and CNS Vasculitis Clinic at UHN/TWH/MSH provides multidisciplinary high-quality stroke care for younger population with stroke. It also provides specialized care plan for women who develop and are at risk for cerebrovascular disease through their lifespan (pre-conception, pregnancy, post-pregnancy and menopause). Contact: Dr. Aleksandra Pikula.
Headache: (WCH) The Centre for Headache provides expert evaluation and individualized treatment plans for women suffering from migraine and other headache disorders. It is the first of its kind at an Ontario teaching hospital. Dr. Christine Lay, an internationally acknowledged headache expert and one of a very few neurologists in Canada with United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties board certification in Headache Medicine, heads the centre. Contact: Dr. Christine Lay.
BARLO Multiple Sclerosis Centre Women’s Health and Pregnancy Clinic: (UHT:SMH) Comprehensive care for women with MS, addressing pregnancy planning and management of MS therapies around pregnancy, as well as support through the menopausal transition. Contact: Drs. Dalia Rotstein and Kristen Krysko.