Dr Ashfaq Shuaib MD FRCPC is currently Professor in the Department of Medicine and Director of the Neurology Program at the University of Alberta. He is also the Director of the WHO Center for Stroke Surveillance and Epidemiology. He completed his medical education in Pakistan in 1980. He subsequently trained in Medicine and Neurology at the University of Calgary and Stroke Research at the University of Western Ontario (London) and Duke University (Durham NC, USA). He was appointed Assistant Professor in Neurology at the University of Saskatchewan in Sept. 1989 and was promoted to full Professor in July 1995. He was at the George Washington University Medical Center from Oct. 1995 to Jan. 1997 as Professor of Neurology and Director of the Stroke Program. He moved to Edmonton in 1997 to the current position.
His major area of clinical and research interest is Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. He has a very active research program in experimental ischemia and is involved in a large number of clinical trials in Stroke Prevention and Acute Treatment. He has over 400 abstracts and research papers published to date. In 1999 he edited and published a book on the management of stroke.
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