Dar Dowlatshahi, MD PhD FRCPC
Site Leader, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Dr. Dowlatshahi is a Stroke Neurologist at The Ottawa Hospital and an Assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, and Cross Appointed to Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa. He is the Scientific Director of the Ottawa Stroke Program and recently promoted to Scientist, Neuroscience, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He is also a member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Dr. Dowlatshahi obtained his MD and PhD from McMaster University. He then completed a residency in Neurology at the University of Ottawa, followed by a Stroke Fellowship at the University of Calgary. He joined the University of Ottawa and OHRI in July 2010 and is both a Clinician Scientist and the Scientific Director of the Ottawa Stroke Program. In 2014 he was awarded the inaugural Department of Medicine Clinician-Scientist Chair Award, and a Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada New Investigator Award. His clinical research program in acute stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage focuses on multi-modal neuroimaging. Through collaborative trials and observational studies, Dr. Dowlatshahi hopes to discover a treatment for intracerebral hemorrhage.