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. Kuntz, S, Wu, AS, Matheson, E, Vyas, I, Vyas, MV. Association between multiple sclerosis and epilepsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2022;69 :104421. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2022.104421. PubMed PMID:36434909 .
  2. Vyas, MV, Fang, J, Kapral, MK, Yu, AYX, Austin, PC. Gender inequality in source country modifies sex differences in stroke incidence in Canadian immigrants. Sci Rep. 2022;12 (1):17965. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-22771-3. PubMed PMID:36289316 PubMed Central PMC9605977.
  3. Chu, JY, Moe, GW, Vyas, MV, Chen, R, Chow, CM, Gupta, M et al.. Epidemiology of COVID-19 and Its Cardiac and Neurologic Complications Among Chinese and South Asians in Ontario: Waves 1, 2, and 3. CJC Open. 2022;4 (10):894-904. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2022.06.008. PubMed PMID:36254328 PubMed Central PMC9568686.
  4. Xin Yu, AY, Austin, PC, Rashid, M, Fang, J, Porter, J, Vyas, MV et al.. Sex Differences in Intensity of Care and Outcomes After Acute Ischemic Stroke Across the Age Continuum. Neurology. 2022; :. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000201372. PubMed PMID:36180239 .
  5. Vyas, MV, Fang, J, Austin, PC, Kapral, MK. Proportion of life spent in Canada and stroke incidence and outcomes in immigrants. Ann Epidemiol. 2022;74 :58-65. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2022.07.002. PubMed PMID:35853587 .
  6. Vyas, MV, Fang, J, Austin, PC, Laupacis, A, Cheung, MC, Silver, FL et al.. Importance of accounting for loss to follow-up when comparing mortality between immigrants and long-term residents: a population-based retrospective cohort. BMJ Open. 2021;11 (11):e046377. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046377. PubMed PMID:34728439 PubMed Central PMC8565574.
  7. Vyas, MV, Saposnik, G, Lay, C. Migraine and sun avoidance behaviors in Canadian adults. Headache. 2021;61 (10):1579-1580. doi: 10.1111/head.14227. PubMed PMID:34726779 .
  8. Vyas, MV, Yu, AYX, Chu, A, Yu, B, Rijal, H, Fang, J et al.. Immigration Status and Sex Differences in Primary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: A Retrospective Study of 5 Million Adults. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021;10 (22):e022635. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.121.022635. PubMed PMID:34726069 PubMed Central PMC8751969.
  9. Yu, AYX, Lee, DS, Vyas, MV, Porter, J, Rashid, M, Fang, J et al.. Emergency Department Visits, Care, and Outcome After Stroke and Myocardial Infarction During the COVID-19 Pandemic Phases. CJC Open. 2021;3 (10):1230-1237. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2021.06.002. PubMed PMID:34723166 PubMed Central PMC8548659.
  10. Austin, PC, Xin Yu, AY, Vyas, MV, Kapral, MK. Applying Propensity Score Methods in Clinical Research in Neurology. Neurology. 2021;97 (18):856-863. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000012777. PubMed PMID:34504033 PubMed Central PMC8610625.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • ICES Adjunct Scientist