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Gabriel Amorelli
613-798-5555 Ext 18162

Gabriel Amorelli

Clinician Investigator, Neuroscience
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Research Interests

 My Research Interests include clinical research and clinical trials in Huntington's and Parkinson’s Disease, developing imaging biomarkers for Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia, and novel and pilot studies for dystonia management.  

Brief Biography

Dr. Gabriel Amorelli is a neurologist at the Ottawa Hospital and a clinician investigator at the Ottawa Research Institute. He is part of the Movement Disorders Program and participates in several clinical trials in Huntington’s and Parkinson’s Disease. Dr Amorelli is particularly interested in developing imaging biomarkers for Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia and pilot projects for managing focal dystonia. Moreover, his interests include participating in and leading upcoming clinical trials for novel disease-modifying agents for Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease.

Selected Publications

“An Unexpected Benefit From Face Masks During COVID-19Amorelli G, Bruno V, Martino D, Furtado S.” Can J Neurol Sci. 2023 Jan 30:1-2. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2023.17. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36715064.2023                

“"Unvoluntary" Movement Disorders: Distinguishing between Tics, Akathisia, Restless Legs, and Stereotypies”Nilles C, Amorelli G, Pringsheim TM, Martino D.. Semin Neurol. 2023 Feb;43(1):123-146. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-1764164. Epub 2023 Feb 28. PMID: 36854394.2022                

 "Elastic priming of gait: An effective patient-created strategy for freezing gait" Chan J, Amorelli G, Sarna J. Mov Disorders Clinical Practice.2022                 

“Rapid Onset Functional Tic-Like Disorder Outbreak: A Challenging Differential Diagnosis in the COVID-19 Pandemic”. Amorelli G, Martino D, Pringsheim T. J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2022;31(3):144-1512018                 

"The spectrum of neurological disease associated with Zika and chikungunya viruses in adults in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: A case series." PLoS neglected tropical diseases 12.2 (2018): e0006212. Ravi Mehta, Cristiane Nascimento Soares, Raquel Medialdea-Carrera, Mark Ellul, Marcus Tulius Texeira da Silva, Anna Rosala-Hallas, Marcia Rodrigues Jardim, Girvan Burnside, Luciana Pamplona, Maneesh Bhojak,Radhika Manohar,Gabriel Amorelli Medeiros da Silva, Marcus Vinicius Adriano, Patricia Brasil,Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira, Carolina Cardoso Dos Santos, Lance Turtle, Patricia Carvalho de Sequeira, David W. Brown, Michael J. Griffiths, Ana Maria Bispo de Filippis, Tom Solomon. 

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest