DR. SILKE CRESSWELL
Athlete; Medical Doctor; Neurologist; Professor
Silke is a Movement Disorder Neurologist, Associate Professor and Marg Meikle Professor at the University of British Columbia. With a strong athletic background, her clinical and research work focusses on a holistic, interdisciplinary approach for physical and emotional wellbeing, promoting active engagement in care through exercise, art, mindfulness, nutrition, and community building. She is investigating the role of the gut microbiome with the goal to find new approaches to neurodegenerative disorders. She serves as the director of the annual National Canadian Neurology Residents Course for Movement Disorders, as President of the Canadian Movement Disorder Group and co-founding director of the BC Brain Wellness Foundation.