Leadership & Members

The Ottawa Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology prides itself on its outstanding leadership. Our leadership team delivers a compelling combination of vision, collaboration and support.  Our approach creates an environment that inspires and encourages individuals to be the best in the field of neurology and ensures that we are working together to meet the goals of our organization, our partners and the broader health care community.

Dr. David Grimes

Division Head Neurology

Dr. Grimes received his Doctorate in Medicine (Cum Laude) and completed his residency in Neurology at the University of Ottawa. He then spent two years (1997 to 1999) at the Toronto Hospital and the Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases as a research fellow in movement disorders and molecular genetics. He joined the Department of Medicine in Ottawa in 1999 and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa and an Associate Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

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Dr. Danny Lelli is a Lecturer in Medicine (Neurology) at the University of Ottawa.

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Neurology Staff and Their Subspecialty Areas:

  • Dr. David Atack  (General neurology, EMG)
  • Dr. Marc-AndrĂ© Beaulieu (General neurology, EEG)
  • Dr. Pierre Bourque  (Neuromuscular disease)
  • Dr. Natalie Briscoe (General neurology)
  • Dr. Miguel Bussière (Interventional neuroradiology, stroke)
  • Dr. Suzanne Christie (General neurology, headache)
  • Dr. Christine De Meulemeester (Stroke, MS)
  • Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi (Stroke)
  • Dr. Mark Freedman (MS)
  • Dr. Roberto Giaccone (General neurology)
  • Dr. David Grimes (Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders)
  • Dr. Alan Guberman (Epilepsy)
  • Dr. Antoine Hakim (Stroke)
  • Dr. Matthew Hogan (Stroke)
  • Dr. Rajendra Kale (Epilepsy)
  • Dr. Heather MacLean (MS)
  • Dr. Duncan McIlraith (Acute care neurology)
  • Dr. Elizabeth Pringle (Neuromuscular disease)
  • Dr. Hyman Rabinovitch (MS, General neurology, EEG, stroke)
  • Dr. Leo Renaud (Research)
  • Dr. Michael Schlossmacher (Parkinson’s, movement disorders)
  • Dr. Mukul Sharma (Stroke)
  • Dr. Lucian Sitwell (Headache, stroke)
  • Dr. Chris Skinner (Sleep, EEG)
  • Dr. Grant Stotts (Stroke, neuromuscular disease)
  • Dr. Jocelyn Zwicker (Neuromuscular disease)


  • Dr. Miguel Bussière (Interventional Neuroradiology)
  • Dr. Catherine Morris (Neuroscience Research)
  • Dr. Johnny Ngsee (Neuroscience Research)
  • Dr. AndrĂ©e Tellier (Neuropsychology)
  • Dr. Mario Tiberi (Neuroscience Research)