Inge A. Meijer, M.D., Ph.D, FRCP(C)

Dr. Meijer recently joined the pediatric neurology team and the research centre at CHU Sainte Justine, Montreal, as a clinician researcher specialized in pediatric movement disorders. She first developed an interest in human genetics during her B.Sc. in Biology at McGill University. She pursued this interest by completing a Ph.D. in neurogenetics in the laboratory of Dr. G.A. Rouleau, Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University. Her thesis focused on the genetics of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia and Hereditary Spastic Ataxia. Following her PhD, Inge obtained a medical degree and specialized in Child Neurology at Montreal University – CHU Sainte Justine, to better understand the clinical aspects of neuro-genetic diseases. She chose to further specialize by completing a Movement Disorders Fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel with Dr. R. Saunders-Pullman and Dr. S. Bressman. She was awarded a Clinical research Fellowship from the American Academy of Neurology/ American Brain Foundation to study the underlying genetic causes of childhood onset dystonia.  She is one of the few pediatric movement disorder trained specialists in Canada, where she will combine her knowledge in genetics and pediatric movement disorders to diagnose, treat and study rare forms of pediatric movement disorders with a focus on dystonia and Tourette syndrome. Her research will contribute to improving diagnosis and care for children with movement disorders.