Interview with Dr. Anthony Lang

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Moiz Mikail



Dr. Anthony Lang is largely considered to be the world leader in movement disorders with over 700 publications and over 87,000 citations. He has accrued an international reputation for his role as a researcher, as a leader who served as the President of the Movement Disorders Society and a founding member of the Parkinson Study Group, an educator who has mentored the next generation of movement disorder specialists from around the world, and perhaps most importantly as a clinician who shows expertise tempered with humility, empathy, and compassion for his patients. Dr. Lang has been the recipient of countless awards and accolades to acknowledge his contribution to the field of movement disorder. In 2010, Dr. Lang was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest honours. In 2011, Dr. Lang was elected as a fellow to both the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada. In 2015, he was listed in Thomson Reuter’s World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. Dr. Lang is the quintessential physician leader and as such, his experiences could serve as a masterclass in leadership for physicians looking to initiate health system transformation and leading innovations in the Canadian healthcare system.