The Clinical Team
Alfonso Fasano, MD, PhD
Chair, Neuromodulation and Multi-Disciplinary Care, University of Toronto and University Health Network
Dr. Alfonso Fasano holds the Chair in Neuromodulation and Multi-Disciplinary Care at the University of Toronto and University Health Network. He is a Professor in the Department of Medicine (Division of Neurology) at the University of Toronto. He is a staff neurologist and the co-director of the Surgical Program for Movement Disorders at Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network. He is also a staff neurologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, a clinician investigator at the Krembil Research Institute and is affiliated with KITE – Toronto Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Fasano leads the Core E (closed-loop capabilities) of the CenteR for Advancing Neurotechnological Innovation to Application (CRANIA) and sits on several scientific advisory boards.
Dr. Fasano is the principal investigator of several clinical trials and studies. His research interests include the pathophysiology of movement disorders and the implications for treatment with advanced technology (infusion pumps and neuromodulation) as well as the treatment of tremor and gait disorders. Dr. Fasano’s research interests include the pathophysiology of movement disorders and the implications of treatment with advanced technology such as infusion pumps and neuromodulation. He has authored close to 400 scientific papers, many of which have been published in international, peer-reviewed journals, and numerous book chapters.
Suneil Kalia, PhD, MD
Scientist, Krembil Research Institute (Krembil)
Dr. Suneil Kalia is a graduate of the MD/PhD program at the University of Toronto, where he entered the neurosurgery residency program. During his PhD he discovered novel molecular targets which contribute to the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson’s disease. He completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, Harvard University. He subsequently resumed residency training and graduated from the Toronto program in 2012 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada that year. From 2012-13, Dr. Kalia completed a clinical fellowship in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital, and was recruited to the Division of Neurosurgery with a staff appointment at Toronto Western Hospital. He is appointed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and a Scientist at the Krembil Brain Insitute and KITE. He is an expert in using neuromodulation approaches for the surgical management of movement disorders, pain and epilepsy. His research laboratory is within the Krembil Research Institute and focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms of protein homeostasis in neurodegeneration and on establishing model systems to study novel applications of neuromodulation in diseases of the central nervous system (kalialabs.org).
Marta Statucka, PhD, CPsych
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Toronto Western Hospital
Marta Statucka is a clinical neuropsychologist at Toronto Western Hospital (TWH). She completed her PhD at the City University of New York (CUNY) followed by a residency at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and a clinical post-doctoral fellowship at TWH.
As a clinician, she conducts neuropsychological assessments with individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. These assessments can be completed before and after deep brain stimulation (DBS) or to assist with differential diagnosis and treatment planning. As a researcher, she is interested in the social aspects of cognition, functioning, and well-being in individuals with Parkinson’s disease as well as how culture impacts cognition and performance on neuropsychological tests.
Mateusz Zurowski, PhD, MD
Krembil Clinician Investigator, Krembil Research Institute (Krembil)
I am a psychiatrist specializing in the treatment mental health issues in patients with movement disorders. Specifically Parkinson’s Disease, Dystonia, and Functional Movement Disorders. Over the past 10 years I have been involved in the assessment and treatment of patients undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease. I am a Clinician Scientist at Krembil. My interests are psychosomatic illnesses and the effect of emotions on movement.
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