Antonio Strafella

Antonio Strafella


Dr. Antonio P. Strafella is a Canada Research Chair in Movement disorders and Professor in the Dept. of Medicine (Division of Neurology) at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto. He is a Senior Scientist in the Krembil Research Institute at the University Health Network, and a Scientist in the Research Imaging Centre at Centre of Addiction Mental Health. Dr. Strafella is also a faculty member of the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto.

Research Interests

The focus of his clinical research is on Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders using advanced neuroimaging technology and novel PET radio-ligands. He is using a number of PET tracers and novel radio-ligands combined with MRI techniques to investigate the pathophysiology of motor, cognitive and behavioral symptoms in Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonisms. Over the course of his career, Dr. Strafella’s research studies have been funded by several granting agencies including CIHR, CFI, Canada Parkinson’s Society, National Parkinson Foundation-US, Parkinson Disease Foundation-US, Tourette Syndrome Association-US, E. J. Safra Foundation, Ontario Gambling Research Centre and the Canada Research Chair Program. Dr. Strafella has been invited to participate in various scientific and editorial boards and a member of grant review panels at national (CIHR committees; Parkinson Society Canada) and international levels (Michael J. Fox Foundation, National Parkinson Foundation-USA; NIH-USA; and others).