Dr. Mandar S. Jog, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Mandar S. Jog trained in Neurology in Toronto, completing a fellowship in movement disorders with Dr. Anthony Lang. Afterwards, he completed a 4-year post-doctoral fellowship in computational neuroscience at MIT and a visiting professorship at Stanford Research Institute. His research interests include topics such as motor control, neurophysiology and computational modeling, multichannel recording, and web-based teaching of movement disorders. Dr. Jog has also published two books on the mathematical basis of information processing in the brain. In addition, he participates in many national and international clinical trials of new treatments for movement disorders. In 2013, Dr. Jog was awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee award and this year won the President's Award for Innovation from the London Health Sciences Centre.
The Movement Disorders Centre (MDC), under the direction of Dr. Mandar Jog, is a professor in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Western University. MDC has been operating since 1998 and continues to grow its geographic reach, patient volume and research capacity. Our centre focuses on treatment of patients with neurological movement disorders, including Parkinson Disease, Dystonia, Tremor, Torticollis and many related diseases. Our team of physicians, nurses, researchers and technologists strives to bring our patients the highest possible level of care. Our vision to become the pre-eminent global leader in movement disorders and our mission to work tirelessly to achieve this position are accomplished by focusing on the following five strategies:
1. Clinical Care: To provide outstanding clinical care through local and outreach programs
2. Research: To advance our extensive research program
3. Education and Training: To deliver world-class training to the medical community
4. Technology Transfer: To quickly move therapies from research bench to bedside
5. Operational Excellence: To efficiently and effectively manage the centre
In 2008, the MDC was awarded the prestigious designation of Centre of Excellence by the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF). We are one of only 43 medical centres globally with this distinction. As a NPF Centre of Excellence, we pursue the highest standards of clinical care by creating a network of professionals from a variety of disciplines. Our innovative research initiatives improve quality of life for individuals living with Parkinson disease and their care partners.