University of Alberta Hospital

University of Alberta Hospital

University of Alberta HospitalContact Information

  University of Alberta Hospital
8440 -112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7

  Paul McCann (780) 407-1614



Site Coordinator

Paul McCann, BA, BScN, RN, MPH
Phone: (780) 407-1614

Setarah Ashtiani
Setareh Asthiani, BSc, MSc, CCGC
Phone: (780) 407-2721
Setareh completed her graduate studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She is a board certified genetic counselor and works at the Neurogenetics Clinic at the University of Alberta Hospital where she provides genetic counseling to individuals undergoing predictive/presymptomatic testing for Huntington disease and other adult-onset hereditary neurodegenerative conditions. She joined the Movement Disorders Program at the University of Alberta as a study coordinator in February 2014 and has been a coordinator for Enroll-HD, as well as a study focusing on identifying new genes for hereditary spastic paraplegia.

Site Investigator

suchowersky_albertaOksana Suchowersky, MD, FRCPC (Neurology), FCCMG

Dr. Suchowersky received her undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Alberta following which she trained in medicine at the University of Calgary. She completed a neurology residency and fellowships in movement disorders and neurogenetics at the University of British Columbia. In 1984, she joined the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary where she developed their Movement Disorders Program and a Neurogenetics Clinic. She moved to the University of Alberta in 2010 as a Professor of Medicine & Medical Genetics, assuming the Toupin Research Chair in Neurology. She has many research interests, including the genetic basis for movement disorders.