About Dr. Grace Yoon (MD, FRCP(C), FCCMG, FACMG), 2013 Canadian Ataxia Conference presenter:

Grace Yoon completed residency training in Medical Genetics, followed by a fellowship in Neurogenetics and is currently a staff physician in the Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics, with a cross appointment in the Division of Neurology. In addition to providing clinical care for patients with inherited neurological disorders, she is an active teacher within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She developed a neurogenetics elective rotation, which provides trainees from the divisions of Neurology and Clinical and Metabolic Genetics with a unique educational opportunity.

Areas of Clinical Specialty: Neuromuscular (muscle disorders, peripheral nerve disorders, channelopathies, motor neuron disorders, neuromuscular junction disorders, hereditary spastic paraplegias) and Ataxias (cerebellar ataxia [cerebellar atrophy/hypoplasia], spinocerebellar ataxias, episodic ataxias, afferent/sensory ataxias).

Academic Background: FACMG, University of California San Francisco, Fellowship in Neurogenetics; FRCP(C), FCCMG, University of Calgary, Residency in Medical Genetics; MD, Dalhousie University

Dr. Yoon's research interests are Clinical characterization of rare neuromuscular disorders and genetic ataxias, and the Natural history and clinical outcomes in patients with neurogenetic and neurodegenerative disease.

For more information about Dr. Grace Yoon visit http://www.sickkids.ca/AboutSickKids/Directory/People/Y/grace-yoon.html, to read her current publications visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=grace%20yoon.

Sources and Links: http://www.sickkids.ca/AboutSickKids/Directory/People/Y/grace-yoon.html, photo of Dr. Grace Yoon highlighted is from the webpage http://www.sickkids.ca/AboutSickKids/Directory/People/Y/grace-yoon.html