Antoine Hakim


Antoine Hakim

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Antoine Hakim


A recent winner of the Thomas Willis Award, the American Stroke Association’s highest honour, Dr. Hakim has made outstanding contributions to the understanding of stroke in North America. Dr. Hakim is professor and chair of neurology at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine, director of neuroscience research at the Ottawa Health Research Institute, a neurologist at The Ottawa Hospital, CEO and Scientific Director of the Canadian Stroke Network (CSN) and scientific director of the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Centre for Stroke Recovery.

Dr. Hakim has distinguished himself through his leadership of the Canadian Stroke Network, and his efforts to promote an integrated approach to stroke prevention, care and recovery through the Canadian Stroke Strategy (CSS). The CSN unites university- and hospital-based researchers across Canada, while the CSS is an initiative developed in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Dr. Hakim is the recipient of many national awards and honours. As a researcher, Dr. Hakim has performed extensive work on cerebral vulnerability in stroke and studied conditions and factors that promote neuroprotection against ischemic damage. He has investigated post-stroke plasticity and methods to enhance it – work that has implications for understanding of recovery and therapy after stroke.

Featured Awards and Recognition

  • Canada Gairdner Wightman Award (2017)
  • Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (2013)
  • Biomedical Science Ambassador Award (2010)
  • Order of Canada  - Officier (O.C.) (2007)
  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2007)
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