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. 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; :. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17190. PubMed PMID:33948937 .
  2. 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 .
  3. 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 .
  4. 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 .
  5. Vyas, MV, Gros, R, Hackam, DG. Translation of Cardiovascular Animal Models to Human Randomized Trials. Am J Cardiol. 2020;137 :141. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2020.10.027. PubMed PMID:33075280 .
  6. Vyas, MV, Chaturvedi, N, Hughes, AD, Marmot, M, Tillin, T. Cardiovascular disease recurrence and long-term mortality in a tri-ethnic British cohort. Heart. 2020; :. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2020-317641. PubMed PMID:33067326 .
  7. Vyas, MV, Watt, JA, Yu, AYX, Straus, SE, Kapral, MK. The association between loneliness and medication use in older adults. Age Ageing. 2021;50 (2):587-591. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afaa177. PubMed PMID:32931548 .
  8. Gao, MM, Wang, JZ, Liao, J, Reiter, SD, Vyas, MV, Linkewich, E et al.. Delayed Thrombectomy Center Arrival is Associated with Decreased Treatment Probability. Can J Neurol Sci. 2020;47 (6):770-774. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2020.95. PubMed PMID:32418553 .
  9. Vyas, MV, Laupacis, A, Austin, PC, Fang, J, Silver, FL, Kapral, MK et al.. Association Between Immigration Status and Acute Stroke Care: A Retrospective Study. Stroke. 2020;51 (5):1555-1562. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.027791. PubMed PMID:32279618 .
  10. Stratos, K, McGarragle, K, Thistle, J, Vyas, MV, Lee, L. Non-compliance with disease modifying therapies in patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A qualitative analysis. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2020;41 :102016. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2020.102016. PubMed PMID:32135497 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • ICES Adjunct Scientist