Mary E. Jenkins, MD, FRCPC


Associate Professor of Neurology, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital A10-325
Phone: 519-663-3404
Secretary: Barb Martin



Bio Sketch

Dr. Jenkins received her MD and Neurology Residency at Western University. Following residency, Dr. Jenkins completed two years of fellowship training in Movement Disorders, the first year at Western University and the second year at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Jenkins is an Associate Professor at Western University. She joined the Department in 2004.

Dr. Jenkins specializes in both Adult and Pediatric Movement Disorders including Parkinson's disease, Tourette Syndrome and other movement disorder diseases.

Dr. Jenkins is the CMBE Lead and Competence Committee Chair for the Neurology Residency Program.


Dr. Jenkins' main research interests are in the field of Movement Disorders diseases, including Parkinson's Disease. Her research focus is Motor Control and encompasses human studies of gait, posture, upper limb control, speech and cognition. The research is conducted as part of an interdisciplinary team of professionals within the Faculties of Medicine, Engineering, Neuroscience, and Health Sciences.

Medical Interests

Movement Disorders, Parkinson’s, Tourette Syndrome

Honours and Awards

  • 2020, Schulich Excellence in Education Award- Schulich Educator Award, Western Universoty- A warded for excellence in Postgraduate Medical Teaching 
  • 2016, Dr. Angelika Hahn Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Clinical Neurological Science, Western Univerdity  
  • 2013, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal- awarded for research and clinical excellence in Parkinson's disease 


PubMed Publications Listing


Ibrahim A, Zhou Y, Jenkins ME, Trejos AL, Naish MD. Real-Time Voluntary Motion Prediction and Parkinson's Tremor Reduction Using Deep Neural Networks. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2021;29:1413-1423. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2021.3097007. Epub 2021 Jul 26. PMID: 34255631.

Zhou Y, Ibrahim A, Hardy KG, Jenkins ME, Naish MD, Trejos AL. Design and Preliminary Performance Assessment of a Wearable Tremor Suppression Glove. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2021 Sep;68(9):2846-2857. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2021.3080622. Epub 2021 Aug 19. PMID: 33999812.

Mirian A, Romsa J, Jenkins ME, Budhram A. Mills' Syndrome (Ascending Spastic Hemiparesis) Progressing to Corticobasal Syndrome. Can J Neurol Sci. 2021 Jan 21:1-2. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2021.9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33472710.

Ibrahim A, Zhou Y, Jenkins ME Luisa Trejos A, Naish MD. The Design of a Parkinson's Tremor Predictor and Estimator Using a Hybrid Convolutional-Multilayer Perceptron Neural Network. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2020 Jul;2020:5996-6000. doi: 10.1109/EMBC44109.2020.9176132. PMID: 33019338.

Hiebert NM, Owen AM, Ganjavi H, Mendonça D, Jenkins ME, Seergobin KN, MacDonald PA. Dorsal striatum does not mediate feedback-based, stimulus-response learning: An event-related fMRI study in patients with Parkinson's disease tested on and off dopaminergic therapy. Neuroimage. 2019 Jan 15;185:455-470. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.10.045. Epub 2018 Oct 27. PMID: 30394326.

Karp N, Lee D, Shickh S, Jenkins ME. c.1289G>A (p.Arg430His) variant in the epsilon isoform of the GFAP gene in a patient with adult onset Alexander disease. Eur J Med Genet. 2019 Apr;62(4):235-238. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmg.2018.07.020. Epub 2018 Jul 23. PMID: 30048824.

Zhou Y, Jenkins ME, Naish MD, Trejos AL. Characterization of Parkinsonian Hand Tremor and Validation of a High-Order Tremor Estimator. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2018 Sep;26(9):1823-1834. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2018.2859793. Epub 2018 Jul 25. PMID: 30047891.

Ravenek M, Rudman DL, Jenkins ME, Spaulding S. Understanding uncertainty in young-onset Parkinson disease. Chronic Illn. 2017 Dec;13(4):288-298. doi: 10.1177/1742395317694699. Epub 2017 Feb 20. PMID: 29119863.

Budhram A, Le C, Jenkins ME. Lyme Disease Presenting With Raeder Syndrome. Headache. 2018 Feb;58(2):317-318. doi: 10.1111/head.13220. Epub 2017 Nov 8. PMID: 29115676.

 Merritt KE, Seergobin KN, Mendonça DA, Jenkins ME, Goodale MA, MacDonald PA. Automatic Online Motor Control Is Intact in Parkinson's Disease With and Without Perceptual Awareness. eNeuro. 2017 Oct 16;4(5):ENEURO.0215-17.2017. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0215-17.2017. PMID: 29085900; PMCID: PMC5659259.

Dayal AM, Jenkins ME, Jog MS, Kimpinski K, MacDonald P, Gofton TE. Palliative Care Discussions in Multiple System Atrophy: A Retrospective Review. Can J Neurol Sci. 2017 May;44(3):276-282. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2016.439. Epub 2017 Feb 7. PMID: 28166857

Zhou Y, Jenkins ME, Naish MD, Trejos AL. Design and validation of a high-order weighted-frequency fourier linear combiner-based Kalman filter for parkinsonian tremor estimation. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2016 Aug;2016:5893-5896. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2016.7592069. PubMed PMID: 28269595.

Lutz SG, Holmes JD, Ready EA, Jenkins ME, Johnson AM. Clinical Presentation of Anxiety in Parkinson's Disease: A Scoping Review. OTJR (Thorofare N J). 2016 Jul;36(3):134-47. doi: 10.1177/1539449216661714. Epub 2016 Jul 31. Review. PubMed PMID: 27618849.