Board Member - Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD, FRCPC

Position: Advisor


Dr. Marie Saint-Hilaire, medical director of the American Parkinson Disease Association Information & Referral Center and Advanced Center of Research at Boston University Medical Campus, has served as a medical advisor to the APDA Massachusetts Chapter Board since 1990. Dr. Saint-Hilaire is an associate professor of neurology and movement disorder specialist at Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Saint-Hilaire received her MD from the Université de Montréal, Canada in 1980 and completed her Neurology residency at the Montréal Neurological Institute (MNI). She then completed a year of fellowship in epilepsy at the MNI, followed by a 3-year movement disorders fellowship working in varied institutions consisting of one year in Paris with Pr. Yves Agid, one year in New York at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital with Dr. Stanley Fahn, and one year at Boston University with Dr. Robert Feldman.

Dr. Saint-Hilaire has been an investigator in over forty research studies. Her research interests include studying new therapies that may modify disease progression and/or treat symptoms and complications of therapy. Additionally, she is interested in research investigating environmental and genetic causes of PD. She frequently collaborates with other disciplines to design and implement clinical trials. She is a member of the Parkinson Study Group (PSG) and the Huntington Study Group (HSG). She is currently a member of the American Parkinson Disease Association Scientific Advisory Board. She is dedicated in her support to the Parkinson community and has provided over 200 presentations to health professionals and lay groups.