Dr Lang is Professor and former Director of the Division of Neurology at the University of Toronto. He holds the Jack Clark Chair for Parkinson’s Disease Research and the Lily Safra Chair in Movement Disorders. He is the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease, the Rossy Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Program and the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital.
Dr Lang is one of the most highly cited investigators in the field of Movement Disorders with more than 900 peer-reviewed publications. His extensive clinical research has explored all aspects of Parkinsons disease including clinical trial of new therapeutics, the development of diagnostic biomarkers, and investigating the underlying causes of Parkinson’s. He has recently pioneered a new model of biological classification of Parkinson’s to help improve diagnosis and advance understanding of Parkinson’s.
Awards include Officer of the Order of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Jay Van Andel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Parkinson’s Disease Research and Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize.