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Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are investigating promising new approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat stroke. Our work spans the full spectrum of research from basic science to clinical research to knowledge translation.

Research News


Provincial innovation award for a computer tablet that could help stroke patients recover
January 9, 2019 - Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi has been honored with the 2018 e-Health, Technology, and Monitoring Excellence Award by the Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee. His team’s project “Recover Now: Mobile Tablet-based Stroke Rehabilitation in the Acute Ca
Study shows which stroke patients benefit most from clot-busting drug
October 25, 2018 - Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi co-authored an international study that could help predict which ischemic stroke patients would benefit the most from a clot-busting drug. This kind of stroke can be treated with the drug alteplase or by running a long thin tube t
Research project aims to get stroke survivors moving
October 24, 2018 - Exercise has been proven to enhance brain repair, decrease depression, maintain cognitive function and reduce frailty in stroke survivors. However, stroke survivors don’t always have access to evidence-based exercise programs in the community. A new
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Albert, Paul
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Vascular cognitive impairment, Anxiety, Depression, Intellectual disabilities, Parkinson's, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Suicide Epigenetics, Exercise, Gene expression, Translational research, Disease models, Epigenetics, Genetics, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Optogenetics, Transgenic/knockout models
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, 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)
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)
Dementia, Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairment, Autism, Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairment 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, Heart disease, Stroke, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Disease models, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research
Manuel, Douglas
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Alzheimer's, Cancer, 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 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, 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, Drug development, 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, Translational research
Shamy, Michel
MD MA FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Stroke Clinical trials, Imaging
Thavorn, Kednapa
BPharm, MPharm, PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, 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, 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.
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