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. Vyas, MV, Saposnik, G, Yu, AYX, Austin, PC, Chu, A, Alonzo, R et al.. Association Between Immigration Status and Ambulatory Secondary Stroke Preventive Care in Ontario, Canada. Neurology. 2024;103 (1):e209536. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000209536. PubMed PMID:38861692 .
  2. Vyas, MV, Kapral, MK, Alonzo, R, Fang, J, Rotstein, DL. Proportion of Life Spent in Canada and the Incidence of Multiple Sclerosis in Permanent Immigrants. Neurology. 2024;102 (10):e209350. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000209350. PubMed PMID:38657190 .
  3. Vyas, MV, Lee, N, Lay, C. Association between migraine and exclusive breastfeeding: A cross-sectional study. Headache. 2024;64 (5):494-499. doi: 10.1111/head.14713. PubMed PMID:38644657 .
  4. Yu, AYX, Austin, PC, Jackevicius, CA, Chu, A, Holodinsky, JK, Hill, MD et al.. Population Trends of New Prescriptions for Antihyperglycemics and Antihypertensives Between 2014 and 2022. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024;13 (8):e034118. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.123.034118. PubMed PMID:38563374 .
  5. Meshkat, S, Tassone, VK, Wu, M, Duffy, SF, Boparai, JK, Jung, H et al.. Does Self-Reported BMI Modify the Association Between Stroke and Depressive Symptoms?. Can J Neurol Sci. 2024; :1-7. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2024.41. PubMed PMID:38523509 .
  6. Vyas, MV, Redditt, V, Mohamed, S, Abraha, M, Sheth, J, Shah, BR et al.. Determinants, Prevention, and Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease Among Immigrant and Refugee Populations. Can J Cardiol. 2024;40 (6):1077-1087. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2024.02.011. PubMed PMID:38387721 .
  7. Rotstein, DL, Freedman, MS, Lee, L, Marrie, RA, Morrow, SA, McCombe, JA et al.. Predicting time to serologic diagnosis of AQP4+ NMOSD based on clinical factors and social determinants of health. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2024;83 :105434. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2024.105434. PubMed PMID:38242051 .
  8. Kuczynski, AM, Rzyczniak, G, Cheong, GHL, Famiyeh, P, Vyas, MV. Association Between Stroke Severity and Serum Troponin in Acute Stroke. Can J Neurol Sci. 2023; :1-3. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2023.323. PubMed PMID:38053358 .
  9. Taghdiri, F, Vyas, MV, Kapral, MK, Lapointe-Shaw, L, Austin, PC, Tse, P et al.. Association of Neighborhood Deprivation With Thrombolysis and Thrombectomy for Acute Stroke in a Health System With Universal Access. Neurology. 2023;101 (22):e2215-e2222. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000207924. PubMed PMID:37914415 PubMed Central PMC10727218.
  10. Vyas, MV, Fang, J, de Oliveira, C, Austin, PC, Yu, AYX, Kapral, MK et al.. Attributable Costs of Stroke in Ontario, Canada and Their Variation by Stroke Type and Social Determinants of Health. Stroke. 2023;54 (11):2824-2831. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.123.043369. PubMed PMID:37823307 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • ICES Adjunct Scientist