Manav Vyas


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Vyas is a general neurologist and a clinician-scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. He is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto in the Division of Neurology. He received academic training in India (medicine), Western University (epidemiology and biostatistics) and the University of Toronto (neurology, and clinical epidemiology and health care research). He has had multiple peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals such as Neurology and Stroke. His work has been funded through the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

His research evaluates and addresses inequalities in health, with a focus on neurological disorders, including stroke. He intends to build on his thesis work on immigrant health to study the influence of various social determinants of health on neurological health using linked administrative health data.

Recent Publications

  1. Austin, PC, Xin Yu, AY, Vyas, MV, Kapral, MK. Applying Propensity Score Methods in Clinical Research in Neurology. Neurology. 2021; :. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000012777. PubMed PMID:34504033 .
  2. Kuczynski, AM, Vyas, MV. Investing in Endovascular Thrombectomy Programs: Saving Lives, Saving Money. Can J Neurol Sci. 2021; :1-6. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2021.200. PubMed PMID:34425931 .
  3. Yu, AYX, Smith, EE, Krahn, M, Austin, PC, Rashid, M, Fang, J et al.. Association of Neighborhood-Level Material Deprivation With Health Care Costs and Outcome After Stroke. Neurology. 2021; :. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000012676. PubMed PMID:34408072 .
  4. Vyas, MV, Austin, PC, Pequeno, P, Fang, J, Silver, FL, Laupacis, A et al.. Incidence of Stroke in Immigrants to Canada: A Province-wide Retrospective Analysis. Neurology. 2021; :. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000012555. PubMed PMID:34408071 .
  5. Yu, AYX, Krahn, M, Austin, PC, Rashid, M, Fang, J, Porter, J et al.. Sex differences in direct healthcare costs following stroke: a population-based cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021;21 (1):619. doi: 10.1186/s12913-021-06669-w. PubMed PMID:34187462 PubMed Central PMC8240191.
  6. Vyas, MV, Fang, J, Kapral, MK, Austin, PC. Choice of time-scale in time-to-event analysis: evaluating age-dependent associations. Ann Epidemiol. 2021;62 :69-76. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2021.06.006. PubMed PMID:34174410 .
  7. Watt, JA, Lane, NE, Veroniki, AA, Vyas, MV, Williams, C, Ramkissoon, N et al.. Diagnostic accuracy of virtual cognitive assessment and testing: Systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021;69 (6):1429-1440. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17190. PubMed PMID:33948937 .
  8. Vyas, MV, Wang, JZ, Gao, MM, Hackam, DG. Association Between Stroke and Subsequent Risk of Suicide: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Stroke. 2021;52 (4):1460-1464. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032692. PubMed PMID:33691505 .
  9. Vyas, MV, Silver, FL, Austin, PC, Yu, AYX, Pequeno, P, Fang, J et al.. Stroke Incidence by Sex Across the Lifespan. Stroke. 2021;52 (2):447-451. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032898. PubMed PMID:33493057 .
  10. Vyas, MV, Austin, PC, Fang, J, Laupacis, A, Silver, FL, Kapral, MK et al.. Immigration Status, Ethnicity, and Long-term Outcomes following Ischemic Stroke. Neurology. 2021; :. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000011451. PubMed PMID:33472924 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • ICES Adjunct Scientist