The Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada


Aaron Izenberg



Staff neurologist (2013-present), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Assistant professor (2016-present), Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, University of Toronto

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Dr. Izenberg’s clinical focus is in the diagnosis and management of patients with neuromuscular and neurological disease. He has particular interest in management of motor neuron diseases (including ALS and SMA), myopathy, myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathy, as well as urgent neurology. He is also the director of the rapid neurology clinic at Sunnybrook.


Dr. Izenberg’s chief academic interest is in medical education. He is the site director for Neurology education at Sunnybrook, and sites on the Neurology Education Committee for the University of Toronto. He is involved in clinical research in neuromuscular diseases, including Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Myasthenia Gravis.

Recent publications

Slayter, J, Hodgkinson, V, Lounsberry, J, Brais, B, Chapman, K, Genge, A et al.. A Canadian Adult Spinal Muscular Atrophy Outcome Measures Toolkit: Results of a National Consensus using a Modified Delphi Method. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2021. PMID:33867362

Muir, RT, Gros, P, Ure, R, Mitchell, SB, Kassardjian, CD, Izenberg, A et al.. Modification to Neurology Residency Training: The Toronto Neurology COVID-19 Pandemic Experience. Neurol Clin Pract. 2021.11 (2)e165-e169 PMID:33842086

Shoesmith, C, Abrahao, A, Benstead, T, Chum, M, Dupre, N, Izenberg, A et al.. . CMAJ. 2020.192 (46)E1505-E1521 PMID:33199465

Shoesmith, C, Abrahao, A, Benstead, T, Chum, M, Dupre, N, Izenberg, A et al.. Canadian best practice recommendations for the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. CMAJ. 2020.192 (46)E1453-E1468 PMID:33199452

Hodgkinson, VL, Chapman, K, Izenberg, A, Lochmüller, H, O'Connell, C, O'Ferrall, EK et al.. Response to Provincial Governments' Decisions Regarding Monitoring for Adults with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Can J Neurol Sci. 2021.48 (2)201-203 PMID:32713403

Hodgkinson, VL, Oskoui, M, Lounsberry, J, M'Dahoma, S, Butler, E, Campbell, C et al.. A National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Registry for Real-World Evidence. Can J Neurol Sci. 2020.47 (6)810-815 PMID:32493524

Al Hussona, M, Maher, M, Chan, D, Micieli, JA, Jain, JD, Khosravani, H et al.. The Virtual Neurologic Exam: Instructional Videos and Guidance for the COVID-19 Era. Can J Neurol Sci. 2020.47 (5)598-603 PMID:32434626

Van Ommeren, R, Izenberg, A, Shadowitz, S, Aviv, R, Keith, J. Clinical Reasoning: An 81-year-old woman with decreased consciousness and fluctuating right facial droop. Neurology. 2020.94 (19)843-848 PMID:32317353

Abraham, A, Izenberg, A, Dodig, D, Bril, V, Breiner, A. Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound Imaging Shows Enlargement of Peripheral Nerves Outside the Brachial Plexus in Neuralgic Amyotrophy. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2016.33 (5)e31-e33 PMID:27749462

Abrahao, A, Downar, J, Pinto, H, Dupré, N, Izenberg, A, Kingston, W et al.. Physician-assisted death: A Canada-wide survey of ALS health care providers. Neurology. 2016.87 (11)1152-60 PMID:27178703

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