University Health Network

Dr. Carmela Tartaglia is an Associate Professor, University of Toronto and maintains a cognitive/behavioral clinic within the University Health Network Memory Clinic. She received her BSc (physiology and minor neuroscience) and MD from McGill University, completed her residency at Western University and did three years of clinical/research fellowship in cognitive/behavioral neurology at the University of California, San Francisco Memory and Aging Center.

Her clinical and research interests lie in searching for biological markers for diagnosing neurodegenerative diseases including frontotemporal lobar degeneration and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. She uses imaging, pathology and genetics to better understand the pathological substrates that cause cognitive, behavioral and motoric dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases. The ultimate goal of her research program is to provide early, pathology-specific treatments to her patients.