A photo of Darren Kadis.

Neuroimaging and Magnetoencephalography Research, Division of Neurology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


My Biography & Research


Dr. Kadis received his PhD through the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, with a distinction in neuroscience and training in clinical neuropsychology. He conducted his graduate and post-doctoral research at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, gaining experience with invasive (i.e., intracarotid sodium amobarbital procedure, electrocortical stimulation mapping) and newer noninvasive (e.g., fMRI, MEG) brain mapping procedures. His research is directed at understanding the typical organization of the brain, the role of early experience on brain structure and functional representation, and the vulnerability and plasticity of the brain in the context of early neurological insult. Currently, Dr. Kadis uses MEG in concert with structural neuroimaging and neuropsychological procedures to study speech and language representation and plasticity in the brains of children.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Neurology, Neurology, Imaging

My Education

PhD: University of Toronto, ON, Canada, 2010.

My Publications

Elliott IM, Kadis DS, Lach LM, Olds J, McCleary L, Whiting S, Snyder T, Smith ML. Quality of life in young adults who underwent respective surgery for epilepsy in childhood. Epilepsia. 2012;53(9):1577-1586.

Kadis DS, Pang EW, Mills T, Taylor MJ, McAndrews MP, Smith ML. Characterizing the normal developmental trajectory of expressive language lateralization using magnetoencephalography. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2011;17(5):896-904.

Pang EW, Wang F, Malone M, Kadis DS, Donner EJ. Localization of Broca’s area using verb generation tasks in MEG: Validation against fMRI. Neuroscience Letters. 2011;490:215-219.

Smith ML, Kelly K, Kadis DS, Elliott I, Olds J, Whiting S, Snyder T. Self-reported symptoms of psychological well-being in young adults who underwent resective epilepsy surgery in childhood. Epilepsia. 2011:52(5):891-899.

Kadis DS, Kerr EN, Rutka JT, Snead III OC, Weiss SK, Smith ML. Pathology type does not predict language lateralization in children with medically intractable epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2009;50(6):1498-1504.

Kadis DS, Smith ML, Mills T, Pang EW. MEG localization of expressive language cortex in healthy children: Application to paediatric clinical populations. Down Syndrome Quarterly. 2008;10(2):5-12.

Elliott IM, Lach L, Kadis DS, Smith ML. Psychosocial outcomes in children two years after epilepsy surgery: Has anything changed? Epilepsia. 2008;49(4):634-641.

Kadis DS, Iida K, Kerr EN, Logan WJ, McAndrews MP, Ochi A, Otsubo H, Rutka JT, Snead III OC, Weiss SK, Smith ML. Intrahemispheric reorganization of language in children with medically intractable epilepsy of the left hemisphere. Journal of the International Neurological Society. 2007;13:505-516.

Kadis DS, Stollstorff M, Elliott I, Lach L, Smith ML. Cognitive and psychological predictors of everyday memory in children with intractable epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior. 2004;5:37-43.

Kadis DS. Shock treatment for suicidal, depressed, psychotic and schizophrenic patients. In G. Allen & Science 2000 Collective (Eds.), Communicating science – a collection by new writers (2nd ed.). Toronto: Life Rattle Press. 2004.