Soania Mathur, MD

Soania Mathur, MD

Physician

Expertise

Parkinson's Disease

Education

Dalhousie University, University of Toronto

Highlights

There are over one million people living with Parkinson's disease in North America, some struggling with the burden of a new diagnosis. Helping to alleviate some of the disability that so many are faced with is where my dedication now lies.

— Soania Mathur, MD

Experience

Soania Mathur, MD, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering Parkinson's disease. Dr. Mathur was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease at the age of 27 at the start of her medical career. During her 12 years of family medicine before she had to take a medical leave from her practice, she cared for a number of patients with the same diagnosis.

Now she is a dedicated speaker, writer, educator, and Parkinson's advocate. She speaks passionately at the local and international level, about the challenges of adjusting physically and emotionally and the coping strategies available to patients.

Dr. Mathur is an active speaker with the Parkinson’s Society of Canada at patient-directed conferences and also serves as a resource for education projects. She works with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and serves on their Patient Council. She is a member of The Brian Grant Foundation Advisory Board that helps to create educational programming.

Dr. Mathur has a special interest in helping educate the youngest affected by the stress of this chronic disease. To help facilitate dialogue between children and their loved ones, she has authored two books: "My Grandpa's Shaky Hands" and "Shaky Hands–A Kid’s Guide To Parkinson’s Disease."

Education

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