Schweizer, Tom

Professor

BA (Waterloo), MASc (Waterloo), PhD (Waterloo)

Main Appointments

  • Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
  • Scientist & Director, Neuroscience Research Program, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital

Additional Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
  • Institute of Medical Science

Contact Information

Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital
30 Bond Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8 Canada

+1 416 864-5504 (office)
+1 416 864-6060, extension 77342 (lab)
SchweizerT@smh.ca (email)


Research Themes

Research Interests

My area of interest is in Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavioural and Cognitive Neurology/Neurosurgery.

My research program is directed at understanding the architecture and neural bases for human cognitive and real-world functioning using experimental cognitive paradigms, neuroimaging and neuropsychology. A clear understanding of the neurocognitive systems and their breakdown after brain damage is essential in educating physicians, patients and families and critical in designing various treatment strategies.

We have recently placed a driving simulator in a functional MRI environment allowing us to observe the brain areas critical for driving performance. We are also currently working on creating a cognitive localization map of the human cerebellum and identifying the neurocognitive and functional consequences of brain aneurysms.

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