Amit Bar-Or


Scientific Dire​ctor of the Clinical Research Unit,

Montreal Neurological Institute

Physician of Distinction Award (2010)

In addition to serving on the scientific advisory boards of ACP and the Guthy-Jackson Greater-Good Foundation for NMO research, Dr. Bar-Or is on the editorial boards of Neurology, and Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology, is a member of the MS Monitoring Guideline Committee of the American Academy of Neurology, an advisor to the NIH Immune Tolerance Network (MS, Assay Development), and serves on the German National Neuroimmunology Kompetenz Network.

Dr. Amit Bar-Or is Associate Professor of Neurology and Associate in Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University/MUHC and serves as Scientific Director of the Clinical Research Unit at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI). He also founded and directs the Experimental Therapeutics Program at MNI.

He is holder of a McGill William Dawson Scholar Chair and recipient of an MNI Killam Award, FRSQ 'Chercheur Boursier Clinicien' Award and the MSSC Don Party 'Career Scientist' Award.

Dr. Bar-Or completed undergraduate studies in biopsychology at McMaster University (1988) and received his medical degree cum laude from McGill University (1993). He then pursued Internship and Neurology Residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University Medical School. He subsequently pursued postdoctoral fellowship training in Neuroimmunology at the Center for Neurologic Disease, Harvard, while also completing the prestigious Clinical Investigator Training Program (CITP) in Translational Research at Harvard and MIT. He was recruited to the MNI as a clinician scientist in 2000.