Dr. Anthony E. Lang
Senior Scientist, Toronto Western Research Institute
Professor & Director, Division of Neurology, University of Toronto
Director, Movement Disorders Centre, Toronto Western Hospital
Jack Clark Chair for Parkinson’s Disease Research, University of Toronto
Director, Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease, University of Toronto & University Health Network
Dr. Lang trained in Internal Medicine and Neurology at the University of Toronto. He then undertook postgraduate training in Movement Disorders at Kings College Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry in London, England under the late Professor David Marsden. Dr. Lang’s research has included clinical studies of poorly recognized neurological disorders, clinical trials of new therapeutic modalities and collaborative basic and clinical studies involving molecular biology, neurophysiology, neuropsychology and imaging. He has published over 500 peer reviewed papers, many in important medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Medicine, the Lancet and Lancet Neurology, the Annals of Neurology, Brain, and Movement Disorders. Dr. Lang has served on the Movement Disorder Society (MDS) International Executive Committee and as Treasurer from 1988-1992 and Secretary from 1996-1998. He served as the MDS President from January 2007- June 2009. He was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Movement Disorders between 1996 and 2003 inclusive. He has won a number of research awards and has given many named lectures including, in 2011, the MDS Stanley Fahn lectureship and the World Federation of Neurology’s Melvin Yahr lectureship. In 2011, he was listed as the most highly cited investigator in the field of Parkinson’s disease for the decade 2001-2009. In 2010 he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada and in 2011 he was elected a Fellow of both the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada.