Mary Pat McAndrews, PhD, CPsych
Mary Pat McAndrews is a clinical neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist who endeavors to foster synergies between these two dimensions of her professional life. Most of her work focuses on memory and language networks, using functional neuroimaging and EEG/MEG, studies of patients with medial temporal lobe damage, and brain stimulation techniques to understand how these networks are organized and modified by focal damage or therapies. An important aim of this work is the identification of individual difference factors that contribute to vulnerability or resilience to disorders affecting memory that can be leveraged in clinical practice. In epilepsy, this work is situated within a multi-site, multi-disciplinary consortium EpLink, which aims to develop new therapies to stop seizures and new strategies to improve quality of life in individuals with epilepsy. She is also at the forefront of translational fMRI in Canada, developing fMRI techniques for surgical planning and targeting/evaluating treatment for neurological disorders.
Director, Neuropsychology Clinic, University Health Network
Head, Division of Clinical & Computational Neuroscience, Krembil Research Institute
Chair, Trainees Affairs Committee, Krembil Research Institute
Co-Director, EpLink Research Program
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
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