Clinical Highlights

The Division of Neurology at the Ottawa Department of Medicine has maintained the highest standing in general clinical neurology consultation service in addition to offering a full complement of subspecialty clinics : Stroke, Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Diseases, Epilepsy, Memory Disorders.

There are affiliated clinical neurophysiology laboratories (EEG, EMG, EP, intensive monitoring) as well as Neurovascular Doppler. We have strong links with well integrated Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, Neuro-ophthalmology and Neuropsychology divisions. Patients are admitted to the clinical teaching unit, where a strong multidisciplinary care plan has been developed, or to a state of the art Neuro-Observation area.  The Division has shown a strong dedication to neurology education, having tripled the size of its fully accredited residency program in the past decade, thanks to excellent levels of resident satisfaction and success at national exams.Three areas of clinical and research focus has been identified: Stroke, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis. A team of six dedicated full-time geographic neurologists specializes in stroke, with close links with the Centre for Stroke Recovery and Canadian Stroke Network.  Our clinicians have championed several successful initiatives in rapid TIA assessment, telestroke, stroke prevention, design of new neuroimaging techniques, as well as facilitating efficient and rapid access to intravenous and intra-arterial tPA.  The Parkinson’s Clinic has close links with a successful research group at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the International Parkinson’s Study Group.  This clinic provides not only best practice comprehensive care to Parkinson’s patients, but also offers trials of novel agents and has close links with the community.  The Multiple Sclerosis clinic is an integrated multidisciplinary point of care for a large MS population, and is extremely active in trials of new agents. Our MS research group has been very productive in neuroimmunology and in close association with hematology, has championed a large scale bone marrow transplantation clinical trial in refractory MS.

 

Neurology Clinic Locations:

THE OTTAWA HOSPITAL, CIVIC CAMPUS, 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa ON  K1Y 4E9

General Neurology (ph) 613 761 5353, (fax) 613 761 5360

Parkinson’s Disease – (ph) 613 761 5353, (fax) 613 761 5360

Movement Disorders – (ph) 613 761 5353, (fax) 613 761 5360

Neuromuscular Disorders – (ph) 613 761 5353, (fax) 613 761 5360

EMG – (ph) 613 761 5353, (fax) 613 761 5360Epilepsy – (ph) 613 761 5353, (fax) 613 761 5360

Stroke Prevention – (ph) 613 798 5555 Ext 16156, (fax) 613 761 5320

EEG – (ph) 613 761 4324, (fax) 613 761 5333

Headache – (ph) 613 739 7268, (fax) 613 739 7023

 

THE OTTAWA HOSPITAL, GENERAL CAMPUS, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa ON K1H 8L6

Multiple Sclerosis – (ph) 613 737 8532, (fax) 613 739 6631

Myasthenia Gravis – (ph) 613 737 8689, (fax) 613 737 8857

Neurophysiology – (ph) 613 737 8490, (fax) 613 737 8921