- About the Founder -

DR. Abdul Qayyum RANA

Founder of World Parkinson’s Program

Dr. Abdul Qayyum Rana is a world-renowned Canadian neurologist who specializes in Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders.  After his neurology residency training, he completed a fellowship in Parkinson’s disease and Movement disorders from the University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Rana is currently the Director of Parkinson’s Clinic of Eastern Toronto and Movement Disorders Centre in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Rana is the founder and former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Research and Reviews of Parkinsonism, published by Dove Press. He has published extensively in the field of Neurology, Parkinson’s disease and Movement disorders. Dr. Rana has been an invited speaker and has conducted seminars on Parkinson’s disease at international levels. Dr. Rana has been honored with the Wayne Hening Award for his research on association on Parkinson’s disease and RLS. Beside his FRCPC from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Dr. Rana has also been awarded an honorary FRCP of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK. He is listed in WHO IS WHO in the world and in the Leading Physicians of the World. He is the author of several books and a series of educational brochures about Parkinson’s disease which have been translated in more than 20 languages and are used in more than 50 countries around the world

Neurologist, Author


Dr. Rana has developed many educational programs for Parkinson’s disease including,

  • Journey with Parkinson’s: A series of educational seminars for patients, families, and caregivers.
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Parkinson’s: An educational lecture series for medical and healthcare professionals.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Parkinson’s disease: This is a series of thirteen different brochures about various aspects of Parkinson’s disease, which has been translated in many different languages and used in various countries around the world.

He is also an author of several books.

Neurological Emergencies in Clinical Practice

A practical guide to Neurological Emergencies for physicians

An Aid to Neuro-Ophthalmology

A review manual of Neuro-ophthalmology for physicians

Essential Tremor in Clinical Practice

A guide to various aspects of the most common movement disorder “Essential Tremor” for physicians

50 Ways Parkinson's Could Affect You

A collection of various symptoms and complications of Parkinson’s disease, written in simplified language for individuals without medical background

99 Faces of Parkinson’s Disease

 A comprehensive review of muscular, sensory, mental and a variety of other types of symptoms which Parkinson’s patients experience.

Natural Therapies for Parkinson's Disease

This guide briefly discusses the natural therapies and non-pharmacological strategies along with the various aspects to combat Parkinson’s.

Differential Diagnosis of Movement Disorders in clinical Practice

A well-organized material vital for the diagnosis and management of most common movement disorders

Dr. A. Q. Rana has also served as an editor of the following books.