Dr. Suneil K. Kalia
Dr. Kalia is a staff neurosurgeon-scientist and the R.R. Tasker Chair in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto. He is currently appointed as an Associate Professor in the Division of Neurosurgery and a Senior Scientist at the Krembil Brain Institute and KITE. His clinical practice at the Toronto Western Hospital focuses on the neurosurgical management of movement disorders, epilepsy, and pain using neuromodulation and neuroablative approaches. He currently co-leads the LITT program and the Neuromodulation Suite as part of the Center for Advancing Neurotechnological Innovation to Application (CRANIA). He has led or co-led several national and international firsts in the treatment of patients with advanced therapies, including DBS, stem cells, spinal cord stimulation (SCS), and focused ultrasound (FUS). His research laboratory (kalialabs.org) has a unique focus on understanding molecular mechanisms of protein homeostasis in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and establishing model systems to develop new applications of neuromodulation to treat PD.