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Dr. Fang Ba

Assistant Professor

University of Alberta

Neurology

Dr. Ba received her MD degree from University of Calgary in 2007. She also obtained her PhD degree in Physiology/Neuroscience from University of Alberta. She finished her neurology residency and CIHR fellowship in Movement Disorders at the University of Alberta. She also pursued further training in Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in University of Florida. Her research interest and practice are in DBS for movement disorders. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurology, University of Alberta and the education coordinator for movement disorders program/rotations. Dr. Ba is also involved in undergraduate medical education and postgraduate medical education in the format of classroom teaching, small group teaching, bedside clinical teaching, and designs of OSCEs.

Dr. Ba's projects that relate to Parkinson’s gait and balance are:

1. Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation (GVS) Augments Deficient Pedunculopontine Nucleus (PPN) Connectivity in Parkinson’s Disease (with Dr. McKeown)

2. Multi-modality MRI study of Pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) as a biomarker for gait and balance dysfunction and treatment prognostication (with Beijing Capital Medical University)

3. Quantitative Assessment of Gait and Balance Following Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease