Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease, Toronto Western HospitalJU_admin
The Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease at Toronto Western Hospital continues to be one of the world’s most influential centers in research, education, and patient care in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Over the past 20 years, Mrs. Safra and the Foundation have provided significant funding to establish fellowships, purchase PET imaging equipment, recruit professors and researchers, and renovate and expand the clinical space. Under the leadership of Dr. Anthony Lang – the Lily Safra Chair in Movement Disorders – the Edmond J. Safra Program is a model for Parkinson’s centers across the globe.
In 2019, support from the Foundation helped the Program recruit Dr. Gabor Kovacs, a renowned neuropathologist specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. Neuropathology is a critical component of any world-leading research program, and Dr. Kovacs’ work holds tremendous promise for new discoveries.