Anita Florendo-Cumbermack

Adjunct Professor of Neurology, Western University
Office: University Hospital A10-303
Phone: 519-685-8500 x33129
Secretary: Karla DeVries

 

 

Bio Sketch

Dr. Florendo-Cumbermack has a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Guyana (2001). She completed her neurology residency at the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University in 2014. She attained her Masters of Health Professions Eduction from Maastricht University in 2016 and completed a Clinical Fellowship in Neuromuscular Disorders at the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University in 2016. Dr. Florendo-Cumbermack joined the Department as an Adjunct Professor in 2016.

Dr. Florendo-Cumbermack has an interest in Neuromuscular Diseases as well as medical education. She works closely with Dr. Shannon Venance in both of these areas.

She is a member of the Ontario Medical Association, the Canadian Medical Association, the American Academy of Neurology and the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation. She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a former member of hte Wrold Muscle Society.


 

Research

Dr. Florendo-Cumbermack is currently conducting medical education research on learner anxiety and clinical behaviour with Dr. Chris Watling and the experience of neurology and physiatry residents in clinical electromyography training with Dr. Venance, researchers from Western University and researchers from UBC.

She is conducting medical research in the assessment of shortness of breath in myasthenia gravis and myotonic dystrophy with Dr. Venance and Dr. Nicolle.


Medical Interests

Dr. Florendo-Cumbermack's medical interests are in neuromuscular diseases including muscular dystrophy.


Honours and Awards

  • 2015-2016, Fellowhsip Award, Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists Fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine and Electromyography
  • 2014, 2nd Place Award for Resident Grand Rounds Presentation, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Western University
  • 2011, 3rd Place Award for Resident Grand Rounds Presentation, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Western University

 

 Publications:

PubMed Publications Listing

Publications

Florendo-Cumbermack A, Selchen D, Morrow SA, Sharma M, Steven D, Ang LC, Casserly C, Burneo J, Kremenchutzky M, Hammond R. Everything Old is New Again. Can J Neurol Sci. 2016 Jan;43(1):213-8. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2015.309. PubMed PMID: 27182570.

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