The Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre (PPRC) is a multidisciplinary program located at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, UBC Hospital. The Centre is dedicated to the diagnosis and management of Parkinson and other related disorders, such as tremor and dystonia, and has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the Parkinson’s Foundation in the US.
In addition to treatment of patients, we conduct a strong research program that spans preclinical, clinical and population studies. Under the direction of Dr. McKeown, an internationally recognized expert on Parkinson’s disease, the centre has the largest peer-reviewed research program in Canada on Parkinson’s disease.
The staff at the Centre includes six academic movement disorder neurologists; two nurse coordinators; four research coordinators; and social worker. With this team in place, it is possible for patients and family members to see one or more members of the team when they come for their clinic visit. The Centre thus serves as the major referral Centre for Parkinson’s within the province of British Columbia.