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. 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 .
  2. 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 .
  3. 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.
  4. 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 .
  5. Huang, YQ, Weiss, S, Gros, P, Wong, E, Piché, PP, Vyas, MV et al.. Prevention and treatment of traumatic brain injury-related delirium: a systematic review. J Neurol. 2023;270 (12):5966-5987. doi: 10.1007/s00415-023-11889-7. PubMed PMID:37634162 .
  6. Piché-Renaud, PP, Yue Lee, E, Ji, C, Qing Huang, JY, Uleryk, E, Teoh, CW et al.. Safety and immunogenicity of the live-attenuated varicella vaccine in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Transplant. 2023;23 (11):1757-1770. doi: 10.1016/j.ajt.2023.06.008. PubMed PMID:37321454 .
  7. Vyas, MV, Kapral, MK. Immigration Status as a Social Determinant of Stroke Care. Med Care. 2023;61 (3):117-119. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001821. PubMed PMID:36662628 .
  8. Rastogi, A, Vyas, MV. National Stroke Surveillance in Canada: Are We There Yet?. Can J Neurol Sci. 2023;50 (6):807-808. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2022.345. PubMed PMID:36592986 .
  9. 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. 2023;69 :104421. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2022.104421. PubMed PMID:36434909 .
  10. 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.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • ICES Adjunct Scientist