Dr. Gauthier


C.M., C.Q., MD, FRCPC

Director, Alzheimer Disease Research Unit 

McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging 

Dr Serge Gauthier is Director of the Alzheimer’s disease Research Unit at the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, McGill University and a Professor at the University’s Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Medicine Departments. He was formerly Clinical Investigator and Staff at the Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute, Director of the McGill Centre for Studies in Ageing and Research Chair at the Canadian Institute for Health Research. His research interests include etiology and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other related diagnosis and development of consensus guidelines on approval and use of antidementia drugs, and on the rights of persons with dementia to participate in research. Main publications are Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer’s Disease (2006), Alzheimer’s Disease in Primary Care (1997) and Pharmacotherapy of Alzheimer’s Disease (1998). His contributions to research include design and implementation of randomised clinical trials to establish the safety and efficacy of cholinesterase inhibitors, muscarinic agonists, and agents possibly modifying progression of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. He was a recipient of the Prix Galien Award in 1997 and has written and co-authored nearly 500 research articles.