Elizabeth Donner, MD, MSc FRCPC
The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Dr. Elizabeth Donner is the Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Michael Bahen Chair in Epilepsy Research and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and McMaster University. She completed a residency in Pediatric Neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children and fellowships in Pediatric Epilepsy and Functional Neuroimaging at Children’s Hospital Boston. Elizabeth joined the staff of the SickKids Division of Neurology in 2003 and obtained a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology in 2015.
Elizabeth’s clinical work is focused on the medical, dietary and surgical treatment of drug resistant epilepsy in children. Her primary research interest is in Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). In addition, Elizabeth has had a strong commitment to epilepsy advocacy in the professional and lay communities, including as co-founder of SUDEP Aware, a non-profit organization which promotes knowledge and understanding of Sudden Unexplained and Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). She has held leadership positions including Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian League Against Epilepsy, Chair of the Canadian Pediatric Epilepsy Network and Vice President of the Board of Epilepsy Toronto. Elizabeth is currently Co-Chair of Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy, Co-Lead of ECHO Ontario: Epilepsy across the Lifespan and Board Member and Scientific Committee Chair for Epilepsy Canada.
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