Following a Bachelor of Arts and a Medical Degree at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Schoffer completed a neurology residency at Dalhousie University, followed by Movement Disorder training at Columbia University, NYC, and fellowship years at both the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Queensland, Australia and Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Upon returning to Halifax, she established both the Movement Disorders clinic and Huntington’s clinic at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.
She is a current executive board member of the Canadian Movement Disorders Group and has authored and coauthored a number of publications, including the Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease.
Dr. Schoffer is actively involved as a principal investigator in a number of studies in the areas of Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease, such as Enroll-HD and Generation HD, and she has received the Michael Wright Community Leadership Award from the Huntington’s Society of Canada for her work in the area.
She is involved with teaching of medical students and residents, and regularly lectures to physicians, allied health professionals and patient groups through her connections and interests at Dalhousie, Capital Health, Parkinson’s Canada, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, and the Huntington’s Society.
In Nova Scotia, she is an active member of Doctors Nova Scotia, most recently as a member of the IT Steering Committee. She continues to practice at the QEII Movement Disorders clinic, with involvement in the Neuromodulation and Duodopa programs. She also has a community based clinic, Nova Neurology, for clinical care and research in the area of Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s.