Sarah Furtado

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology

Movement Disorders, Urgent Neurology

MD, PhD, FRCPC


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Office: 403.944.4364

Biography

Dr. Furtado completed medical school and Neurology residency training at the University of Calgary after having obtained a PhD in neurosciences at McMaster University. Following the completion of her Neurology residency, she completed a fellowship in movement disorders and PET imaging with Dr. Jon Stoessl at UBC. Subsequent to this she joined DCNS in 2001.

She works in both the Movement Disorders and Urgent Neurology clinics at the Foothills Hospital. She is actively involved in clinical trials in Movement Disorders, and is a member of both the Huntington Study Group and Parkinson Study Group. Past  research interests have included neuropathologic and neuroimaging studies in Huntington’s Disease patients, as well as  behavioural and neuroimaging studies  in Parkinson’s Disease patients. Present research interests include investigation of medication ordering errors in Parkinson’s Disease patients admitted to hospital, analysis of the association of peripheral neuropathy and Parkinson’s Disease and assessing the impact of the Urgent Neurology clinic on patient care. Dr. Furtado is a member of the neurology residency training committee and co chair of the National Residents’ Movement Disorders Course.