Dr. A. Jon Stoessl

A. Jon Stoessl is Professor & Head of Neurology and Co-Director of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at UBC & Vancouver Coastal Health. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Parkinson’s, served until recently as the Director of the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre and National Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence at UBC, and has directed a CIHR Team in Parkinson’s, a Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation Centre grant on Overlap Syndromes Resulting in Dementia and a Michael Smith Foundation Research Unit. Dr. Stoessl sits on the editorial boards of Annals of Neurology, Lancet Neurology, Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, Translational Neurodegeneration and Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders, and has served on numerous scientific advisory boards. He is the past Chair of the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Parkinson Society of Canada and Ontario Mental Health Foundation as well as the Interdisciplinary Adjudication Committee of the Canada Research Chairs program. He serves on the Board of the International Association of Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, chairs the Mentoring Committee of the Parkinson Study Group, co-chaired the Steering Committee for the World Parkinson Congress (Montreal; October 2013), is Vice-President of the World Parkinson coalition, recently served on the International Executive Committee of the Movement Disorders Society, and previously chaired the MDS Awards Committee. He is a Member of the Order of Canada. Dr. Stoessl’s research involves the use of positron emission tomography to study Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, including the use of imaging as a biomarker, the basis for complications of treatment and mechanisms of the placebo effect. He has more than 9800 citations and has published more than 270 papers and book chapters.

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