Edward A. Fon, MD, FRCP(C)
Photo: Edward A. Fon



Elected 2015
Edward Fon, MD, FRCP(C) is a Clinician-Scientist and attending neurologist at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI). He is Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University. Dr Fon specializes in movement disorders and he is the Director of the McGill Parkinson Program, a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence. Dr Fon is Director of Clinical & Translational Research at the MNI. His research focuses on the molecular events leading to the neuronal degeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD). He is particularly interested in the function and cell biology of PD genes and their impact on ubiquitin and mitochondrial pathways. His recent work has led to important insight into the function of the Parkin and PINK1 proteins in mitochondrial quality control. He is currently Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, Parkinson Society Canada and Director of the FRQS Quebec Parkinson Network. He has received several awards during the course of his career including the CIHR Clinician-Scientist award, the Prix de Jeune Chercheur Blaise Pascal and the EJLB Foundation Scholar. He is currently a National Scholar of the FRQS.