Dr. Carmela Tartaglia
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Dr. Carmela Tartaglia is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. She received her BSc (Physiology and minor Neuroscience) and medical degree from McGill University, completed her residency at the University of Western Ontario and did three years of clinical/research fellowship in Cognitive/Behavioral neurology at the University of California, San Francisco Memory and Aging Center. She maintains a cognitive/behavioral clinic within the UHN Memory Clinic. Her clinical and research interests lie in searching for biological markers for diagnosing neurodegenerative diseases including chronic traumatic encephalopathy and Frontotemporal lobar degeneration. She uses imaging, pathology and genetics to better understand the pathological substrates that cause cognitive, behavioral and motoric dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases. The ultimate goal of her research program is to provide early, pathology-specific treatments to her patients. She is the clinical lead on a provincial consortium to study post-concussion syndrome.
Dr. Carmela Tartaglia Grants
- A methylation study of C9orf72 and the development of a novel diagnostic test
- The development of a novel biomarker for ALS and FTD based on epigenetic studies of C9orf72
- Tau Ligand for the Diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Retired CFL Athletes
- ALEVIATE- A randomized controlled trial of levetiracetam to reduce hippocampal volume loss in subjects with amnestic mild cognitive impairment