Dr. Sonia Mathur
Soania Mathur is a retired family physician living outside of Toronto, Ontario, and currently serves as a co-chair of the MJFF Patient Council. She was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease at 27. Twelve years later, she resigned her practice. Today she is a dedicated speaker, writer, educator and Parkinson’s advocate.
Dr. Mathur is an active speaker in Canada and the United States at patient-directed conferences and often serves as a resource for education projects. She discusses the challenges of adjusting physically and emotionally to diagnosis and strategies available to patients to take charge of their lives and to live well with Parkinson’s.
Dr. Mathur is a member of The Brian Grant Foundation Advisory Board, is advisor to Parkinson’s Movement North America and is on the medical advisory board for Parkinson’s Canada, as well as Rock Steady Boxing in Toronto. She is also on the Program Committee for the 2016 World Parkinson Congress and the editorial board of the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. She was the sole contributor for the About.com Parkinson’s website and is a regular contributor to Huffington Post.