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Internist-geriatrician Department of medicine, CHUM

Adjunct clinical professor Department of medicine, Université de Montréal

Research Interests

Dr Desmarais has acquired clinical expertise in the field of cognitive neurology, more specifically in non-Alzheimer neurocognitive disorders such as frontotemporal lobar degeneration and alpha-synucleiopathies. He is particularly interested in neuropsychiatric and behavioural manifestations of neurodegenerative disorders as well as their pharmacological treatments. 

Dr. Desmarais' research endeavours explore the clinico-radiological and clinico-pathological neural correlates between neuropsychiatric manifestations and white matter changes on brain MRI in frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

Current research projects:

  • Clinico-radiological and clinico-pathological correlations of white matter hyperintensities on T2-weighted imaging with neuropsychiatric manifestations in frontotemporal lobar degeneration.
  • Study on the association of post-traumatic stress disorder with neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Assessment of quality of care based on patient-centred outcomes in cognitive neurology.

Health innovation and evaluation hub

This research theme was born out of the desire to make the CHUM a learning, teaching and communicating hospital and to help achieve sustainable development goals related to individual and population health issues. Research at the HUB is therefore multidisciplinary and cross-cutting. Teams con…

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