The Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Healthy Brains for Better Lives
Professor and Tourmaline Oil Chair in Parkinson's Disease
Office: HRIC 1AC64
Lab: HRIC 1C47
3330 Hospital Drive NW,
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N1
Dr. Monchi will serve the department as Clinical Research Director, and the department, HBI and the Cumming School of Medicine as the Research Director of the Movement Disorders Program, and the Tourmaline Oil Chair in Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Oury Monchi has been appointed Professor (with tenure) in the departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Radiology, and at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. He is also the Canada Research Chair in non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, since 2015.
Dr. Monchi obtained his PhD in computational Neuroscience at King's College London, University of London, UK. He then pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the Centre de Recherche de l'institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal in neuroimaging and cognitive neuroscience applied to Parkinson's disease. Until the summer 2014 he was Associate Professor of Radiology at the Université de Montréal and Associate Director for Clinical Research at the CRIUGM. He was also the founding director of the Quebec Parkinson's Network.
Dr. Monchi's lab has been a pioneer in using different neuroimaging techniques to study the origins and evolution of cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease with the ultimate goal of the early prediction of dementia in the disease. Interactions between cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms are also being studied. Non-medication therapies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and cognitive training are also being explored. Methods used include functional and anatomical MRI, TMS, PET, neuropsychological evaluations, and genotyping.