Carmela Tartaglia MD, FRCPCAssociate Professor, Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Toronto, Krembil Brain Institute, UHN, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Tartaglia is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. She received her medical degree from McGill University, completed her residency at the University of Western Ontario and did three years of clinical/research fellowship in Cognitive/Behavioral neurology at the University of California, San Francisco Memory and Aging Center. She maintains a cognitive/behavioral clinic within the UHN Memory Clinic. Her clinical and research interests lie in neurodegenerative diseases with a focus on Frontotemporal dementia. She uses imaging, pathology and genetics to better understand the pathological substrates that cause cognitive, behavioral and motoric dysfunction. The ultimate goal of her research program is to provide early, pathology-specific treatments to her patients. A special interest is the changes in personality and social cognition that occur in neurodegenerative diseases and their impact on the patient and caregivers.
An emerging interest of Dr. Tartaglia is the role of head trauma (concussion) in dementia, both in athletes and in members of the general population. Her interest and growing expertise in this area is being developed in the Canadian Sports Concussion Project.