Dr. Andrew Eisen MD., FRCPC

Dr. Andrew Eisen is  Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia.

He is a graduate of the University of Leeds in England (1959). He completed his Residency in Neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University and obtained the FRCPC in 1968. He was on the Staff of the Montreal Neurological  Institute and McGill from 1968-1980 first as an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Neurology.

He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1980 as Professor of Neurology. During his time at UBC, he developed the Neuromuscular Diseases Program and started a Provincial ALS Centre and Clinic. Dr Eisen was Associate Dean of Research, University of British Columbia from 1985-1989 and Head of the Department of Medicine UBC from 1989 to 1994. He was Head of Neurology from 1995 until 2000.

In 1980, he, with 5 others, helped start the ALS Society of BC and has served on its board with few breaks since its creation. In 2001, he was made an Honorary Life Director of ALSBC and also is Honorary Life Member of ALS Canada (2008).

  • Dr. Eisen has written extensively on ALS and Edited the Motor Neuron Volumes of both the Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology (2004) and Clinical Neurology (2007).
  • In 1999, he received the prestigious Forbes Norris Award “For compassion and love of humanity in the study, management and support of ALS and Motor Neuron Disease.”
  • He is a former President of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
  • He was awarded a British Columbia Community Achievement Award, and The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, both for service to ALS.
  • Dr. Eisen completed a 9-year term on the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology as its Treasurer.
  • He has a publication record that includes 5 books, 35 book-chapters and over 300 peer-reviewed articles.