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Nathalie Jetté MD, MSc, FRCPC, FAAN, FAES, FANA

Nathalie Jetté MD, MSc, FRCPC, FAAN, FAES, FANA

Professor and Department Head, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Nathalie Jetté, MSc, MD, FRCPC, is a Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (neurology, neurosurgery, physical medicine & rehabilitation and translational neuroscience) at the University of Calgary and in the Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services. She is an epileptologist and health services researcher.

She is Chair of the ILAE Standards and Best Practice Council, past President of the Canadian League Against Epilepsy (CLAE) and past Chair of International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) North America. She is a member of the ILAE executive committees and of the WHO mhGAP Guideline Development Committee. She is Associate Editor for Epilepsia and sits on the editorial board of JAMA Neurology. She has published >300 peer reviewed articles (cited >34,000 times). She has been the recipient of >75 research, teaching, and clinical awards, including the ILAE Ambassador for Epilepsy Award (2017).

As part of her research program, she studies, using various data sources (e.g. cohorts, EMR data), health inequities, health outcomes (especially surgical) and psychiatric comorbidities, and appropriateness of care and determines how best to optimize outcomes in people living with epilepsy and other neurological conditions. She is involved in knowledge translation research (including development of e-tools and apps) to enhance the dissemination of evidence-based practice to improve neurological care.

She maintains an active inpatient epilepsy practice within Alberta Health Services. Her goal as a department leader, researcher, teacher and clinician is to make sure that people with epilepsy and neurological conditions receive timely, appropriate and cost-effective quality care.


Dr. Jetté receives funding for grants unrelated to this work from NINDS (R01NS130119). She receives an honorarium for her work as an Associate Editor of Epilepsia.