Oury Monchi


Clinical Neurosciences

Tourmaline Oil Chair in Parkinson's Disease

Director of the Canadian-Open Parkinson Network

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Contact information


Office: 403.220.8048

Web presence



Office : HSC2915

Preferred method of communication

Administrative Assistant: 
Sue Nelson
E: nelsons@ucalgary.ca
P: (403) 220-5572

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Parkinson's Disease
  • dementia
  • Neuroimaging
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • TMS
  • Dementia & Cognitive Disorders
  • Movement Disorders

Research activities

Dr. Monchi's lab has been a pioneer in using different neuroimaging techniques to study the origins and evolution of cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease with the ultimate goal of the early prediction of dementia in the disease. Interactions between cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms are also being studied. Non-medication therapies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and cognitive training are also being explored. Methods used include functional and anatomical MRI, TMS, PET, neuropsychological evaluations, and genotyping.


Dr. Monchi will serve the department as Clinical Research Director, and the department, HBI and the Cumming School of Medicine as the Research Director of the Movement Disorders Program, and the Tourmaline Oil Chair in Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Oury Monchi has been appointed Professor (with tenure) in the departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Radiology, and at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. He is also the Canada Research Chair in non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, since 2015.

Dr. Monchi obtained his PhD in computational Neuroscience at King's College London, University of London, UK. He then pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the Centre de Recherche de l'institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal in neuroimaging and cognitive neuroscience applied to Parkinson's disease. Until the summer 2014 he was Associate Professor of Radiology at the Université de Montréal and Associate Director for Clinical Research at the CRIUGM. He was also the founding director of the Quebec Parkinson's Network.