Supporting Toronto’s capacity to care for persons with dementia.
To better support the memory clinics across Toronto, the TDRA has launched a one-year Clinical and Research Fellowship program that will provide new doctors with additional training in the diagnosis and management of dementia. Fellows will also take part in research, contributing to the goal of the TDRA to advance the path to a cure for dementia.
Fellows will receive training in the diagnosis and management of adult cognition and behavioural disorders in neurodegenerative and related disorders that also cause changes in cognition and behavior. These include a variety of cognitive tests, functional and behavioural responsiveness, MRI, SPECT and PET imaging, and fluid biomarkers (CSF and blood). Fellows will also gain experience in diagnosis and management of complex patients with co-existing neurodegenerative disorders and late life mental health disorders.
A total of five fellowships are available, each based at one of the TDRA partner institutions. Training is equivalent across all five TDRA partners; however there are some differences in the physician specialties and clinical populations at each site. In the application process, candidates are encouraged to indicate their preference. At each site, fellows will gain clinical experience in dementia, in the following context:
- Baycrest: cognitive neurology, geriatric psychiatry and/or geriatrics;
- CAMH: geriatric psychiatry; neurology; neuropsychiatry;
- St. Michael’s Hospital: geriatric psychiatry;
- Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre: cognitive neurology and/or geriatric psychiatry;
- University Health Network/Toronto Western Hospital/Toronto Rehabilitation Institute: cognitive & behavioural neurology; geriatric psychiatry
Meet the 2019-2020 TDRA Fellows
Dr. Eslam AbdellahBiography
Dr. Carly ScramstadBiography
Dr. Mehrdad MaboudiBiography