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Tom A. Schweizer

Fellowship (cognitive neuroscience), Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre; PhD (behavioural neuroscience), University of Waterloo

Affiliations

Director, Neuroscience Research Program, St. Michael's Hospital

Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine (Neurosurgery), University of Toronto

Assistant Professor, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME), University of Toronto

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Applied Health Science, University of Waterloo

Research Interests

Cognitive neuroscience, subarachnoid hemorrhage, stroke, dementia, neuroimaging, neurorehabilitation

Research Activities

My area of interest is in Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavioural and Cognitive Neurology/Neurosurgery. My program of research is focused on understanding the neural bases for human cognitive and real-world functioning using experimental cognitive paradigms, neuroimaging and neuropsychology. A better understanding of the complex neural systems supporting various cognitive and real-world functions and their breakdown after brain damage is essential in educating physicians, patients and families and critical in designing effective treatment strategies. We are currently working on 1) identifying the neurocognitive and functional consequences of brain aneurysms; 2) developing imaging based surrogate markers of outcome in stroke, dementia and TBI.

Selected Research

Link to Pub Med

Other Activities

  1. New Investigator Award, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
  2. Early Researcher Award, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
  3. Member, Institute of Medical Science (IMS)
  4. Associate Member, Centre for Stroke Recovery, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
  5. Member, Behavioural Neurology Section, Division of Neurology, University of Toronto
  6. Member, Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN)
  7. Member, Society for Neuroscience
  8. Ad hoc reviewer, multiple neuroscience and medical journals

Educational Activities

I have a graduate appointment at the University of Toronto and am interested in accepting students in the general area of Neuroscience.

Contact

E-mail: SchweizerT@smh.ca
Phone: 416-864-5504
Fax: 416-864-5857