Silke Cresswell

Movement disorder neurologist
Degrees / Designations 


Email Address 
Mailing Address 
2221 Wesbrook Mall, Purdy Pavilion University of British Columbia Vancouver


Academic Appointment 
Associate Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Parkinson's Disease
Diagnosis and Therapy 
Rehabilitation Intervention

Dr. Silke Cresswell is a movement disorder neurologist and clinician scientist at the UBC Movement disorder clinic at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and active staff at Vancouver General Hospital. With a strong athletic background, her clinical and research work focusses on a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to the treatment and prevention of brain disorders. Complementary to typical medical treatments, interventions target physical and emotional wellbeing through active engagement in exercise, art, mindfulness, nutrition, enjoying nature and community building. She is investigating the role of the gut microbiome with the goal to find new approaches to neurodegenerative disorders. In addition to Parkinson’s disease, dystonia is a particular interest of her work. She serves as president of the Canadian Movement Disorder Group, as the director of the annual National Canadian Neurology Residents Course for Movement Disorders, and is co-founder and director of the BC Brain Wellness Foundation.