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Marcela Montiel MD

Marcela Montiel MD

Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease, Morton and Gloria Shulman, Movement Disorders Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network; Division of Neurology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Marcela Montiel is a Child Neurologist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 2008. After graduation she became a Pediatrician to later specialize as a Child Neurologist graduating also from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been exclusively dedicated to Pediatric Movement Disorders for the past 9 years and she is currently a DBS Fellow at Toronto Western Hospital under the mentorship of Dr. Alfonso Fasano, to further specialize in neuromodulation for pediatric and adult patients.

She co-founded the first Pediatric Movement Disorders Study Group in Argentina and Latin America, being in charge of the first fellowship program for Neuropediatricians interested in Movement Disorders in her country. She has performed as Director, Co-Director and speaker for several courses in the field, as well as a speaker for rare diseases such as Niemann Pick C and Aromatic L-Amino Acid Decarboxylase deficiency. She is also part of the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society Pan-American Educational Committee since 2021, and several special interest and study groups. Her main interests are genetics in movement disorders, rare diseases presenting with movement disorders, pathophysiology, rating scales and treatment of dystonia, pediatric hyperkinetic and hypokinetic movement disorders, and neuromodulation.


Dr. Montiel has no relevant disclosures.