Dr Elie Matar MD BSc (Adv)
Dr Elie Matar is a clinical lecturer and NHMRC postgraduate PhD scholar working with Professor Simon Lewis and Professor Glenda Halliday at the Brain and Mind Centre in Sydney. His research interests include the phenomenology, pathophysiology and progression of synuclein-based disorders. His current work involves investigating neuroimaging, sleep-EEG and clinical correlates of symptoms including cognitive impairment, fluctuations and visual hallucinations across the spectrum of Lewy body disease. He has authored notable publications in the field and presents his work regularly at international meetings. In 2018 he was awarded the Young Investigator award by the International Movement Disorders Society. He is the recipient of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists Gwen James dementia Fellowship and the Jim Lance Award. He was a visiting clinician at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester (US) and undertook an Endeavour Leadership fellowship based at the University of Cambridge. He has given several invited lectures including recent talks at the University of Newcastle, and the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. Elie is currently completing his core training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord Hospital in Sydney.