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Janis M. Miyasaki

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta

I am a Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta. I am the first Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine at UA. I am also the Director of the Parkinson and Movement Disorders Program, a Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence and the Co-Director and Founder of Neuropalliative and Advanced Symptoms Clinic at UA. I have written over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts. I am the author of an upcoming book directed to the lay audience on Navigating Life with a Serious Neurologic Illness and am a student in the Harvard course, Media and Medicine.


  • –present
    Professor, University of Alberta


  • 1988 
    University of Alberta, MD, MEd, FRCPC