Martin McKeown

Degrees / Credentials

MD

Titles

Professor, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Director, Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre
PPRI/UBC Chair in Parkinson's Research

Membership

Full Member

Contact Info

Phone
604-827-5136
Fax
604-822-7866
Lab Manager
Michelle Doo
Lab Phone
604-822-9722
Mailing Address
Purdy Pavilion, UBC Hospital
M36-2221 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5

Research Information

Our overall goal is to investigate ways which assist people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and related disorders. We are specifically looking at novel interventions/ treatments for PD, as well as examining the mechanisms of disease complications. Finally, we are examining compensatory mechanisms in PD, as they may provide novel targets for intervention. We are also looking across disciplines to other diseases that share some characteristics in PD. For example some of the cognitive difficulties in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are similar to that seen in PD. We are therefore seeing if any of the tools originally developed to assess cognition in MS are also useful in PD.

Keywords

  • Parkinson's disease
  • movement disorders
  • dementia
  • clinical trials