PHRI Investigator Aristeidis Katsanos, has become Fellow of the Canadian Stroke Consortium (CSC) and a Scholar in Stroke Medicine. He is the first Fellow from McMaster’s Stroke Fellowship Training Program (specializing in stroke/vascular neurology) to complete the CSC Fellowship Program.
He is also an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, and a neurologist at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS).
The CSC National Stroke Fellowship Certification Program facilitates standardization of advanced stroke training and evaluation of trainees across Canada. The program serves to further strengthen the excellence of stroke medicine specialty training in Canada.
Aris Katsanos joined PHRI’s brain health and stroke research team in late 2020, and the Department of Medicine as a Clinical Fellow for Stroke Medicine Program in the Division of Neurology, in 2019. He was appointed Assistant Professor (Special) in October 2021.
He has actively participated in numerous research projects and international collaborations on acute stroke treatment and secondary stroke prevention, and published more than 200 peer-reviewed medical research papers, which have appeared in high impact stroke journals. In addition, he serves in the editorial board of several medical journals, including AHA’s Stroke Journal and the European Stroke Journal.
His academic focus is on the evidence-based evaluation of novel therapeutic approaches on acute stroke treatment and secondary stroke prevention. His research study on optimal blood pressure management after endovascular stroke treatment (DETECT) is supported by the New Investigator Fund from HHS.
At PHRI, Aris is co-Principal Investigator, with PHRI Scientist Ashkan Shoamanesh, on CoVasc-ICH, studying if anti-inflammatory therapy with colchicine will prevent vascular events after an acute intracerebral hemorrhage. Aris was a winner of the 2020 PHRI internal grants competition for the CoVasc-ICH study.
He obtained his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Ioannina in Greece. After finishing his training in neurology, he completed a research fellowship at the Ruhr University of Bochum in Germany granted by the European Academy of Neurology.