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Stroke

The Ottawa Hospital has one of the strongest stroke research programs in the country, thanks to outstanding basic and clinical scientists, and its close relationships with the University of Ottawa and other associated organizations working to improve our treatment of stroke, such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery.

The Ottawa Stroke Program at The Ottawa Hospital is bolstered by collaborative working relationships among more than 100 researchers associated with the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute. Stroke research at The Ottawa Hospital spans the full spectrum from basic science to clinical research to knowledge translation.

Research News


Tool predicts which mini-strokes could lead to major strokes
February 3, 2021 - A made-in-Ottawa tool can help emergency physicians predict which patients with mini-strokes are at greatest risk of having a major stroke within the week, according to a study published in The BMJ.
Can a diabetes drug help repair damaged nerve insulation? Mouse study shows it might.
January 27, 2021 - A study in mice led by Dr. Jing Wang suggests that the diabetes drug metformin may be able to repair damage to nerve insulation caused by diseases like MS and stroke.
New scientist profile: Dr. Robert Fahed wants more people to benefit from life-saving stroke therapy
May 27, 2020 - Dr. Robert Fahed saves lives by pulling blood clots out of the brains of stroke patients. This minimally invasive procedure called thrombectomy has revolutionized stroke care, and Dr. Fahed wants as many patients as possible to benefit. However, he’s
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Albert, Paul
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Mental health, Vascular cognitive impairment, Anxiety, Depression, Intellectual disabilities, Parkinson's, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Suicide Basic research, Epigenetics, Exercise, Gene expression, Translational research, Disease models, Epigenetics, Genetics, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Optogenetics, Transgenic/knockout models
Aviv, Richard
MBChB, FRCR (UK), FRCPC, dABR
Clinician Investigator
(Neuroscience)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, Head and neck cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Traumatic brain injury, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease 3D printing, Artificial intelligence and data science, Basic research, Big data, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Cluster randomized trials, Disease models, Health economics, Health technology, Imaging, Patient safety, Quality Improvement, Translational research
Bergeron, Richard
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Alzheimer's, Stroke Imaging
Campbell, Mark
MD, MSc
Clinician Investigator
(Regenerative Medicine)
Bone and joint degeneration, Musculoskeletal conditions, Stroke Basic research, Regenerative medicine, Rehabilitation, Translational research
Chakraborty, Santanu
MBBS, MRCP, DMRD, FRCR, FRCP(C)
Senior Clinician Investigator
(Neuroscience)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Brain cancer, Concussion, Dementia, Head and neck cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Traumatic brain injury Bioinformatics, Clinical research, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Imaging, Immunization, Patient safety, Quality Improvement, Risk assessment
Chen, Hsiao-Huei
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Autism, Depression, Mental health, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Diabetes, Obesity, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Disease models, Gene expression, Optogenetics, Transgenic/knockout models, Basic research, Molecular and cellular biology, Translational research
Dowlatshahi, Dariush
MD PhD FRCP(C)
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Stroke Clinical trials, Digital and mobile health, Rehabilitation, Epidemiology
Finestone, Hillel
MD, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic pain, Musculoskeletal conditions, Pain, Stroke Rehabilitation
Hakim, Antoine
O.C., MD, PhD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist Emeritus
(Neuroscience)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Dementia, Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairment
Lacoste, Baptiste
PhD
Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairment, Autism Basic research, Disease models, Gene expression, Genomics, Stem cells, Genetics, Imaging, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Transgenic/knockout models
Lalu, Manoj
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer, COVID-19, Heart disease, Stroke, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Disease models, Health research methods, Model organisms, Patient engagement, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research
Manuel, Douglas
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Alzheimer's, Cancer, COVID-19, Dementia, Diabetes, Frailty, Global health, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, Immigrant and refugee health, Infectious disease, Obesity, Parkinson's, Population health, Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Big data, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Prevention, Public health
Perry, Jeffrey
MD, MSc, CCFP-EM
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage Clinical decision rules, Emergency medicine
Picketts, David
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Autism, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Intellectual disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Stroke, Vision Basic research, Disease models, Epigenetics, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models
Santos, Marlise
MD (FRCPC), MSc, MPH
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Ataxia, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, Concussion, Dementia, Depression, Global health, Head and neck cancer, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Infectious disease, Intellectual disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Population health, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Behaviour, Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Imaging, Patient safety, Pragmatic trials, Prevention, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Shamy, Michel
MD MA FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Stroke Clinical trials, Imaging
Thavorn, Kednapa
BPharm, MPharm, PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, COVID-19, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal disease, Glaucoma, Global health, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, HIV, Immigrant and refugee health, Population health, Septic shock, Stroke, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Vision Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient engagement, Pharmacy, Public health, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Tiberi, Mario
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Parkinson's, Schizophrenia, Stroke Basic research, Drug development, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Translational research
Wang, Jing
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Alzheimer's, Multiple sclerosis, Stroke Cell therapy, Disease models, Epigenetics, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models
Wang, Xiang
Pharm.D, MSc, ACPR
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Heart disease, Population health, Stroke, Thrombosis / thromboembolism Health services research