Update: The Division of Neurology

Image (clockwise, from left to right): Drs. Michelle Demos, Mary Connolly and Thiviya Selvanathan.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dr. Michelle Demos, Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatrics has been appointed as the Interim Head for the Division of Neurology effective June 1st, 2023.

Dr. Demos is a Pediatric Neurologist and Neurogeneticist who has been with the department since 2007. In her new position, she brings a wealth of leadership experience stemming from her various roles as the Clinical Genomics Director for the Division of Neurology, and as an active member of the T6 Quality Care Committee, the Biobank Committee, the Pediatric Neurology Residency Training Committee, and the Medical Genetics Residency Training Committee.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Mary Connolly for leading the Division of Neurology from 2004 to June 2023.

Under her leadership, Dr. Connolly helped to grow the core team to eighteen neurologists, two PhD imaging scientists and a research team of six research assistants and a director of research.

Effective Jan 1, 2024, Dr. Thiviya Selvanathan joined the division as a pediatric neurologist with additional subspecialty training in Neonatal Neurology. She completed her residency and fellowship training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Lastly, we would like to thank Dr. Paul Webb, who will be covering for Dr. Jonny Smith until July and Dr. Djurdja Djordjevic will locum for Dr. Shafina Sachedina until the end of the year.

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