Krembil Neuroscience Centre (KNC)

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UHN’s Krembil Neuroscience Centre is Canada's leading clinical, research and teaching facility for disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and eyes. Located at the Toronto Western Hospital, we are world renowned for our programs and research in spinal cord injury, complex spinal surgery, stroke and neurovascular disorders, neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, neuro-oncology and epilepsy. The Krembil Neuroscience Centre is also home to Canada's premier ophthalmic and visual science department and the country's only multidisciplinary neuro-otology program.

Our team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists, neuropsychiatrists, nurses and allied health professionals work together to provide expert care in a supportive environment . Through leadership, research and education, w e are committed to combining state of the art technology, groundbreaking research and personalized care to prevent, treat and cure neural and sensory system disorders.

Neuroscience is the study of our neural and sensory systems and how the brain sends and receives messages to other parts of the body such as muscles, blood vessels and glands. These systems allow us to do everyday things such as breathe, walk, talk, reason, think, see and swallow.

Injuries to the brain, spinal cord or other part of the nervous system, such as spinal cord injury or stroke or diseases like epilepsy and Alzheimer's can cause breakdowns in neural and sensory systems. These breakdowns stop messages from being properly sent and received. Without these messages to guide movement and other activities, even ordinary tasks can become difficult or impossible to complete.

Krembil Neuroscience Centre Areas of Care

Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Family Gamma Knife Centre
Neuro-Ophthalmology and Neuro-Otology











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