Centre for Huntington Disease

Centre for Huntington Disease

The Centre for Huntington Disease has been serving patients and families since 1983. A multidisciplinary team including geneticists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and a genetic counselor have been assembled at the clinic to provide care to individuals affected with HD.

Our Team

A multi disciplinary team has been assembled for the clinic to provide the very best care possible to individuals affected with HD. The individual(s) will meet with members of this team and, in turn, the team will help the family physician arrive at the best care possible for their patient(s). In addition, the clinic will also serve to assess patients for entry in clinical trials of new medications.

Our team members include:

  • Dr. Michael Hayden, Director of Genetics & Geneticist

  • Dr. Blair Leavitt, Director of Research & Neurologist

  • Dr. Lynn Raymond, Neurologist

  • Dr. Andrew Howard, Neuropsychiatrist

  • Dr. Ashok Krishnamoorthy, Psychiatrist

  • Susan Tolley, Director of HD Resource Centre

  • Olivier Couture,Social worker HD Resource Centre

  • Susan Creighton, Genetic Counsellor

  • Joji Decolongon, Clinical Research Manager

  • Sandy Hazan, Clinical Secretary

  • Allison Coleman, Clinical Research Coordinator

  • Teresa Dattolo, Clinical Research Assistant

  • Andrew Lahey, Project Assistant

  • Terri Petkau, Post-Doctoral Fellow

return to topReferrals

We welcome referrals for consultation related to Huntington Disease from all physicians. Communication with the family doctor is essential. Any recommended changes in medications or any suggested investigations will be communicated to the family doctor to maintain their role as the primary care provider.

Please click here to download the referral form. (Adobe Acrobat Document)

return to topLocation and Time

The HD Medical Clinic is held every Tuesday for appointments with neurologists, psychiatrists, and social workers. The Predictive Testing clinic is held every Wednesday with geneticists and genetic counsellors. Referral is necessary for appointment booking in clinics. Please contact Sandy at T: 604.822.7366 F: 604.822.7970 or chdclinics@cmmt.ubc.ca for appointment bookings or for more information.

Additional Contact Information

Centre for Huntington Disease
Room S179, 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6T 2B5 Canada
Phone: +1 (604) 822-7366
Fax: +1 (604) 822-7970