Fellowship Training

The Ottawa Stroke Program offers clinical and research fellowships to qualified physicians from Canada and around the world. At the present time, 1 funded position is available per year to outstanding applicants. We are currently seeking applicants for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Ottawa Stroke Program offers trainees the opportunity to become active participants in a high volume stroke centre and a dynamic research environment in the nation’s capital. All members of the Ottawa Stroke Program are involved in the education and supervision of trainees. The strength of our program is its flexibility: we offer clinical and research rotations that can be molded to fit the interests and needs of our trainees.

Resident Training

Local and visiting residents in neurology, internal medicine, emergency medicine, radiology, vascular surgery and other affiliated specialties complete rotations with the in-patient Neurovascular Unit and in the Stroke Prevention Clinic. We have developed a core curriculum built upon a competency-based approach that underscores the importance of entrustable activities to learners at different stages in their education. Rotating residents have set educational objectives reflected in the NVU Passport, which ensures that core competencies are addressed during resident rotations.

Available rotations and experiences include:

  • Stroke Prevention Clinic
  • Hyperacute Stroke Management: decision-making for IV thrombolysis and endovascular thrombectomy
  • Triaging of outside calls and transfers for hyperacute therapy
  • In-hospital management of acute stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage
  • In-hospital neurovascular consultation
  • Neurosonography: Carotid Ultrasound and Transcranial Doppler
  • Clinical Stroke Research
  • Research in Medical Ethics, History of Medicine

Academic Activities

  • Tuesdays 8:00-9:00: Medical Grand Rounds
  • Thursdays 3:30-4:00: Ottawa Stroke Program Research Rounds
  • Thursdays 4:00-500: Neurovascular Case Rounds
  • Fridays 8:00-9:30: Neuroscience Grand Rounds
For more information, please contact Dr. Michel Shamy at mshamy@toh.on.ca.

Past Fellows

Dr. Aishah Albakr
Dr. Nof Al Mansour
Dr. Ghazala Basir
Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi MD PhD FRCPC
Dr. Dylan Blacquiere MD FRCPC
Dr. Mohammed Al-Hazzaa MD FRCPC
Dr. Anirudda Deshpande MD, MRCP
Dr. Fahad Al-ajlan