Mandar S. Jog, MD, FRCPC


Professor, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, Neurology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital A10-026
Phone: 519-663-3814
Secretary: Diana White


Bio Sketch

Mandar S. Jog, MD, FRCPC, is the Director of the National Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence in Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Program at London Health Sciences Centre and a Professor of Neurology at Western University, both in London, Ontario, Canada. He is also one of the Associate Directors of the Lawson Health Research Institute.

He trained in Neurology in Toronto and completed a fellowship in movement disorders with Dr. Anthony Lang. This was followed by a 4-year post-doctoral fellowship in Computational Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, Massachusetts, under Dr. Ann Graybiel and a visiting professorship at Stanford Research Institute (SRI Inc.) in California.

In addition to a large clinical practice Dr. Jog supervises many masters, PhD and post-doctoral research and clinical fellows in his laboratory. With 6 patents and 4 provisional patents for innovative technology he is the co-founder of Medtrode Inc. and founder of ManJog Enterprises Limited and MDDT Inc. Dr. Jog's research attempts to probe the structure and function of the basal ganglia and their role in movement disorders. His research projects on which he has published more than 300 papers and given over 300 national and international presentations focus on:

  • Technology for the assessment and treatment of movement disorders
  • Speech
  • Gait, balance, and posture and planning and spinal cord stimulation
  • Animal models and electrophysiology of the basal ganglia
  • Human intraoperative electrophysiological recording
  • Computational and mathematical modeling of information processing in the brainn
Dr. Jog travels internationally to conduct workshops and courses, along with many speaking engagements. Dr. Jog has also published two books including one on the mathematical basis of information processing in the brain. In addition, Dr. Jog participates in many national and international clinical trials for new treatments for movement disorders.

Dr. Jog was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research (2012), Queens Diamond Jubilee award (2013) and has been awarded the Faculty Scholar Award (2014) for exemplary research, teaching and service, the President’s Award for Innovation (2014) from the London Health Sciences Centre and the Strategic Research Fund Award (2015) from the Lawson Health Research Institute. He was awarded the Lawson Innovation award for 2018.



Dr. Jog's research focus attempts to understand the structure and function of the basal ganglia and their role in movement disorders. The focus of Dr. Jog's research projects includes:

1. Speech, gait, balance, posture, tremor and planning;
2. Human and animal models and electrophysiology of the basal ganglia
3. Human intraoperative electrophysiological recording
4. Analysis of computational and mathematical modeling of these data.

Current projects involve collaborations with the Department of Computer Sciences, Engineering, Physics, and CSTAR.
In addition, Dr. Jog participates in many national and international clinical trials of new and innovative treatments for movement disorders. He is also developing new state-of-the-art projects including new intraoperative implantable multichannel probes, interactive teaching website for movement disorders (, and medical devices for improving the patient's quality of life.

Learn more about Dr. Jog's research here.

Laboratory Team

Daina White, Heather Russell, Suresh Menon, Phil Rizek, Mehdi Delrobaei, Hadi Vafadar, Jack Lee, Navid Baktash, Amir Mohseni, Olivia Samotus, Greydon Gilmore, Nahal Farihani, Kristina Ognjanovic, Mallory Jackman, Stephanie Tran, Alia Tewari, Tyler Stratton.

Medical Interests

Movement Disorders, Clinical Neurophysiology, Computational Neuroscience, Electronic Hardware Development for Surgery, Movement Disorder Surgery

Honours and Awards

  • 2018, Lawson Innovation Award, Lawson Health Research Institute
  • 2014, Faculty Scholar Award, Western University
  • 2014, President's Award for Innovation, London Health Sciences Centre
  • 2011, Dean's Award of Excellence for Faculty, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • 2005, Regional Detwiler Clinical Traineeship, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons



PubMed Publications Listing


Rizek P, Kumar N, Jog MS. Anti-Ma2-Associated Encephalitis Secondary to Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Can J Neurol Sci. 2017 Sep 7:1-2. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2017.227. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28877769.

Kumar N, Rizek P, Jog M. Movement Disorders in 18p Deletion Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Can J Neurol Sci. 2017 Jul;44(4):441-443. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2016.444. Epub 2017 Jan 31. No abstract available. PMID: 28137337

Page AD, Siegel L, Jog M. Self-Rated Communication-Related Quality of Life of Individuals With Oromandibular Dystonia Receiving Botulinum Toxin Injections.  Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2017 Jun 22;26(2S):674-681. doi: 10.1044/2017_AJSLP-16-0098. PMID: 28654948

Gilmore G, Lee DH, Parrent A, Jog M. The current state of postoperative imaging in the presence of deep brain stimulation electrodes. Mov Disord. 2017 Jun;32(6):833-838. doi: 10.1002/mds.27028. Epub 2017 May 15. No abstract available. PMID: 28504424

Samotus O, Lee J, Jog M. Long-term tremor therapy for Parkinson and essential tremor with sensor-guided botulinum toxin type A injections. PLoS One. 2017 Jun 6;12(6):e0178670. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178670. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28586370

Kumar N, Jog M. Fahr's Disease Presenting as Late-Onset Levodopa-Responsive Parkinsonism. Can J Neurol Sci. 2017 May;44(3):322-323. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2016.428. Epub 2017 Jan 16. No abstract available. PMID:28091340

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

Kumar N, Mendonça DA, Jog M. Teaching Video NeuroImages: Lithium-induced reversible Pisa syndrome. Neurology. 2017 May 2;88(18):e184. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000003892. No abstract available. PMID: 28461584

Delrobaei M, Baktash N, Gilmore G, McIsaac K, Jog M. Using Wearable Technology to Generate Objective Parkinson's Disease Dyskinesia Severity Score: Possibilities for Home Monitoring. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2017 Apr 3. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2017.2690578. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28391201


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