Dr. Kanjana Perera

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Kanjana Perera Dr.

Current Positions

  • Investigator –Stroke and Cognition Program, Population Health Research Institute
  • Assistant Professor – Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine
  • Stroke Neurologist – Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Director – Inpatient Acute Stroke Program, Hamilton Health Sciences


Dr. Perera is an investigator in the Stroke and Cognition Program at the Population Health Research Institute and Hamilton Health Sciences. Dr Perera obtained her medical degree from Sri Lanka with Honors for academic excellence. She completed her training in Neurology at the University of Western Ontario in 2013 and subsequently pursued a fellowship in Stroke/Vascular Neurology at McMaster University. She joined the Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, at McMaster University as an assistant professor in 2015.
Dr. Perera serves as the principal investigator and co-investigator for Phase II and III clinical trials and is on the adjudication committees for international multicenter stroke/ cardiovascular trials.  She has won research awards, and her work has been published in high-impact medical journals.
Dr. Perera’s main research focus is secondary stroke prevention, cryptogenic stroke, and uncommon causes of stroke and the optimization of clinical care in this patient population.

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Publications are listed in chronological order by descending date. Link takes user to pubMed for publication details.