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Fellowship program

The Ottawa Stroke Program offers clinical and research fellowships to qualified physicians from Canada and around the world.

We offer 2 clinical fellowship programs: one in stroke and a combined stroke-interventional neuroradiology fellowship.

Trainees are given the opportunity to become active participants in a high-volume stroke centre and a dynamic research environment in the nation’s capital.

All members of the Ottawa Stroke Program are involved in the education and supervision of trainees. The strength of our program is its flexibility: we offer clinical and research rotations that can be moulded to fit the interests and needs of our trainees.

Dr. Michel Shamy
Dr. Michel Shamy Fellowship Director

Our service area

We are a comprehensive stroke centre that serves a population of 1.3 million from the Champlain region including Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, Baffin Island and acute care to Western Quebec.

Annually, we see over 900 code strokes, conduct more than 150 interventional procedures, and perform 2000 stroke prevention consultations.

Our alumni


Current position

  • Vignan Yogendrakumar

    Stroke Fellow and PhD Candidate at The Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • Olena Bereznyakova

    Stroke Neurologist at CHUM

  • Walid Alesefir

    Stroke Neurologist at King Fahad Medical City

  • Fahad Al-Ajlan

    Stroke Neurologist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital

  • Nouf Al Mansour

    Stroke Neurologist at King Fahad Medical City

  • Aisha Al Bakr

    Stroke Neurologist at King Fahad Medical City

  • Ghazala Iffat Basir

    Stroke Neurologist at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

  • Mohammad Al-Hazza

    Stroke Neurologist at King Fahad Medical City

  • Dylan Blacquiere

    Stroke Neurologist at The Ottawa Hospital