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Tarnopolsky, Mark BW


Mark Tarnopolsky is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Division Head of Neuromuscular and Neurometabolic Disorders. He is a graduate of McMaster University and has been a faculty member since 1996. Dr. Tarnopolsky focuses his innovative research on mitochondrial diseases, muscle disorders, and other neurometabolic disorders. His goal is to discover and evaluate therapies and treatments for people with neuromuscular diseases, mitochondrial dysfunction, and other mitochondrial conditions such as aging, immobility, diabetes and obesity. In addition, Dr. Tarnopolsky holds a Chair in Neuromuscular Disorders from McMaster Children’s Hospital/Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation and is recognized as an international leader in researching neuromuscular and neurometabolic disorders.


  • PhD, McMaster University 
  • MD, McMaster University
  • BPE, McMaster University
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