College of Medicine

Research Area(s)

  • Movement Disorders


Ali Rajput grew up in Pakistan.  He graduated at the top of his class in Medicine from University of Sind, Pakistan.  He did Neurology residency and obtained Masters in Neurology at the University of Michigan.  He did one year of Neuropathology training at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  Did one year sabbatical leave at Mayo Clinic, studying epidemiology of Movement Disorders.  He joined the University of Saskatchewan Medical Faculty 1967 and served as Professor and Head of Neurology. 

He started Saskatchewan Movement Disorders Program in 1968 which is now widely known as the best program of this type in the world. 

He founded Saskatchewan Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Movement Disorder Group of Canada, and played major role in founding the annual Telemiracle Saskatchewan.  He has served on several national and international committees, including Parkinson’s Disease Working Group of the World Health Organization. 

He has received many major awards, including Morton Schulman Award from the Parkinson Society Canada for “…humanity and caring for his patients”, Spirit of the Royal University Hospital Award, Saskatchewan Order of Merit, Officer of the Order of Canada, and Best Researcher Award University of Saskatchewan.  In 2005 his work was chosen by the Saskatchewan Medical Association as one of the four most significant advances in Medicine in the 100-year history of this Province. He was chosen Physician of the Year and Citizen of the Year. 

He has published extensively and has been on editorial boards of several journals.  Received Prime of Life Achievement Award for work after retirement.  He is currently Distinguished Professor of Neurology, and maintains active clinical practice and research.