About Our Research

The Neuroscience Research Program at St. Michael’s Hospital is a leading clinical site for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, suicide and depression, stroke, aneurysm, tumours, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

Guided by an integrated strategy, the program builds upon well-established areas of clinical excellence that fully embrace a “bench to bedside” multidisciplinary approach. With our outstanding clinicians and basic scientists working together on the issues related to various brain conditions, we are mobilizing the best team possible to answer some of the mysteries of the brain.

Our Leadership

Director, Dr. Tom Schweizer

Brain diseases are among the leading medical, social and economic burdens affecting the world’s population. The World Health Organization estimates that 38 per cent of the years lost to death and disability globally can be attributed to brain disorders. This is three times that of other high profile medical conditions such as cancer or cardiovascular diseases.

Meet Our Researchers

Key Statistics


1 in 3 Canadian’s will be affected by a disease, disorder or injury of the brain or nervous system at some point in their lives


Brain disorders impose a $60 billion burden on the Canadian economy each year

Our Partners