Anthony E. Lang MD, with FRCPC was trained in Medicine and Neurology at the University of Toronto. He subsequently completed a clinical research fellowship with Professor C.D. Marsden at King’s College Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry in London England. Dr. Lang is a Professor at the University of Toronto where he holds the Jack Clark Chair for Parkinson’s Disease Research. He is the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease and the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Clinic and the and holds the Lily Safra Chair in Movement Disorders at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network.
Dr. Lang directs a large multifaceted clinical research program in the field of Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders. Dr. Lang’s research includes clinical studies of poorly recognized neurological disorders. An important component of the research program involves clinical trials of new therapeutic modalities. These include studies of putative neuroprotective or disease modifying therapies, pharmacological treatments for a wide range of symptoms and novel surgical therapies. Other studies are directed at attempting to define etiology and pathogenesis and better establish the natural history of the diseases of interest. The research program further includes collaborative basic and clinical studies involving evaluating possible diagnostic biomarkers, molecular biology and genetics, clinical epidemiology, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, neuropsychology and imaging.