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Dr. Andrew Demchuk, FRCPC

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Dr. Andrew Demchuk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences for the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. He is also a stroke neurologist and Director of the Calgary Stroke Program, Alberta Health Services.

Dr. Demchuk received his undergraduate degree in 1989 from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. He then went on to complete his medical degree (with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1993, followed by his residency in neurology from the University of Calgary (1993-97).  Dr. Demchuk completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular disease (1997-99) from the University of Texas-Houston, under the direction of Dr. J.C. Grotta.

Dr. Demchuk’s primary research interests focus on vascular imaging, where he is trying to establish target populations for new stroke treatments by selecting patients based on imaging tests performed in the emergency setting.

In addition to his research and clinical activities, Dr. Demchuk is a member on a number of local, national, and international committees. He is the past board chair for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT, and Nunavut and member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Stroke Consortium. He is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Stroke Conference.

Throughout his career he has received a number of awards, including the Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize from the American Academy of Neurology (2003), and the A Keith W Brownell Neurology Teaching Award for resident teaching (2006). He currently holds a scholar award from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR). 

 

Latest Publications by Dr. Demchuk:

Full study report of andexanet alfa for bleeding associated with factor Xa inhibitors

Author(s):Connolly, S.J. | Crowther, M. | Eikelboom, J.W. | Gibson, C.M. | Curnutte, J.T. | Lawrence, J.H. | Yue, P. | Bronson, M.D. | Lu, G. | Conley, P.B. | Verhamme, P. | Schmidt, J. | Middeldorp, S. | Cohen, A.T. | Beyer-Westendorf, J. | Albaladejo, P. | Lopez-Sendon, J. | Demchuk, A.M. | Pallin, D.J. | Concha, M. | Goodman, S. | Leeds, J. | Souza, S. | Siegal, D.M. | Zotova, E. | Meeks, B. | Ahmad, S. | Nakamya, J. | Milling, T.J.
Publication year: 2019
Journal / Book title: New England Journal of Medicine

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Diffusion-Weighted MRI Stroke Volume Following Recanalization Treatment is Threshold-Dependent

Author(s):Sah, R.G. | d’Esterre, C.D. | Hill, M.D. | Hafeez, M. | Tariq, S. | Forkert, N.D. | Demchuk, A.M. | Goyal, M. | Barber, P.A.
Publication year: 2019
Journal / Book title: Clinical Neuroradiology

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Efficacy of endovascular thrombectomy in patients with M2 segment middle cerebral artery occlusions: Meta-analysis of data from the HERMES Collaboration

Author(s):Menon, B.K. | Hill, M.D. | Davalos, A. | Roos, Y.B.W.E.M. | Campbell, B.C.V. | Dippel, D.W.J. | Guillemin, F. | Saver, J.L. | Van Der Lugt, A. | Demchuk, A.M. | Muir, K. | Brown, S. | Jovin, T. | Mitchell, P. | White, P. | Bracard, S. | Goyal, M.
Publication year: 2019
Journal / Book title: Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery

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Platelet-rich clots as identified by Martius Scarlet Blue staining are isodense on NCCT

Author(s):Fitzgerald, S.T. | Wang, S. | Dai, D. | Douglas, A. | Kadirvel, R. | Gounis, M.J. | Chueh, J. | Puri, A.S. | Layton, K.F. | Thacker, I.C. | Hanel, R.A. | Sauvageau, E. | Aghaebrahim, A. | Almekhlafi, M.A. | Demchuk, A.M. | Nogueira, R.G. | Pereira, V.M. | Kvamme, P. | Kayan, Y. | Delgado Almandoz, J.E. | Yoo, A.J. | Kallmes, D.F. | Doyle, K.M. | Brinjikji, W.
Publication year: 2019
Journal / Book title: Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery

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Computed tomographic angiography in stroke and high-risk transient ischemic attack: Do not leave the emergency department without it!

Author(s):Graham, B.R. | Menon, B.K. | Coutts, S.B. | Goyal, M. | Demchuk, A.M.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: International Journal of Stroke

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Primary to comprehensive stroke center transfers: Appropriateness, not futility

Author(s):Goyal, M. | Menon, B.K. | Wilson, A.T. | Almekhlafi, M.A. | McTaggart, R. | Jayaraman, M. | Demchuk, A.M. | Hill, M.D.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: International Journal of Stroke

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Tenacity of collateral perfusion in proximal cerebral arterial occlusions 6-12 h after onset

Author(s):Kim, B.J. | Kim, H. | Jeong, H.-G. | Yang, M.H. | Jung, C.K. | Han, M.-K. | Kim, J.H. | Demchuk, A.M. | Bae, H.-J.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: Cerebrovascular Diseases

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Thrombolytic therapies for ischemic stroke: Triumphs and future challenges

Author(s):Moussaddy, A. | Demchuk, A.M. | Hill, M.D.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: Neuropharmacology

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Defining CT Perfusion Thresholds for Infarction in the Golden Hour and with Ultra-Early Reperfusion

Author(s):Najm, M. | Al-Ajlan, F.S. | Boesen, M.E. | Hur, L. | Kim, C.K. | Fainardi, E. | Hill, M.D. | Demchuk, A.M. | Goyal, M. | Lee, T.Y. | Menon, B.K.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences

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Thrombectomy for stroke at 6 to 16 hours with selection by perfusion imaging

Author(s):Albers, G.W. | Marks, M.P. | Kemp, S. | Christensen, S. | Tsai, J.P. | Ortega-Gutierrez, S. | McTaggart, R.A. | Torbey, M.T. | Kim-Tenser, M. | Leslie-Mazwi, T. | Sarraj, A. | Kasner, S.E. | Ansari, S.A. | Yeatts, S.D. | Hamilton, S. | Mlynash, M. | Heit, J.J. | Zaharchuk, G. | Kim, S. | Carrozzella, J. | Palesch, Y.Y. | Demchuk, A.M. | Bammer, R. | Lavori, P.W. | Broderick, J.P. | Lansberg, M.G.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: New England Journal of Medicine

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Combining spot sign and intracerebral hemorrhage score to estimate functional outcome: Analysis from the PREDICT cohort

Author(s):Schneider, H. | Huynh, T.J. | Demchuk, A.M. | Dowlatshahi, D. | Rodriguez-Luna, D. | Silva, Y. | Aviv, R. | Dzialowski, I.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: Stroke

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Statin pretreatment and microembolic signals in large artery atherosclerosis a systematic review and meta-analysis

Author(s):Safouris, A. | Katsanos, A.H. | Kerasnoudis, A. | Krogias, C. | Kinsella, J.A. | Sztajzel, R. | Lambadiari, V. | Deftereos, S. | Kargiotis, O. | Sharma, V.K. | Demchuk, A.M. | Saqqur, M. | McCabe, D.J.H. | Tsivgoulis, G.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: Stroke

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Posttreatment infarct volumes when compared with 24-hour and 90-day clinical outcomes: Insights from the REVASCAT randomized controlled trial

Author(s):Al-Ajlan, F.S. | Sultan, A.S.A. | Minhas, P. | Assis, Z. | Miquel, M.A.D. | Millan, M. | San Roman, L. | Tomassello, A. | Demchuk, A.M. | Jovin, T.G. | Cuadras, P. | Davalos, A. | Goyal, M. | Menon, B.K.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Neuroradiology

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Visual aids for patient, family, and physician decision making about endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke

Author(s):Tokunboh, I. | Montero, M.V. | Almeida, M.F.Z. | Sharma, L. | Starkman, S. | Szeder, V. | Jahan, R. | Liebeskind, D. | Gonzalez, N. | Demchuk, A. | Froehler, M.T. | Goyal, M. | Lansberg, M.G. | Lutsep, H. | Schwamm, L. | Saver, J.L.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: Stroke

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Added value of multiphase CTA imaging for thrombus perviousness assessment

Author(s):Santos, E.M.M. | d’Esterre, C.D. | Treurniet, K.M. | Niessen, W.J. | Najm, M. | Goyal, M. | Demchuk, A.M. | Majoie, C.B. | Menon, B.K. | Marquering, H.A. | Mandzia, J. | Fainardi, E. | Rubiera, M. | Khaw, A.V. | Zini, A. | Shankar, J.J.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: Neuroradiology

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Predicting intracerebral hemorrhage expansion with noncontrast computed tomography: The BAT score

Author(s):Morotti, A. | Dowlatshahi, D. | Boulouis, G. | Al-Ajlan, F. | Demchuk, A.M. | Aviv, R.I. | Yu, L. | Schwab, K. | Romero, J.M. | Gurol, M.E. | Viswanathan, A. | Anderson, C.D. | Chang, Y. | Greenberg, S.M. | Qureshi, A.I. | Rosand, J. | Goldstein, J.N.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: Stroke

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Acute ischemic stroke with tandem lesions: Technical endovascular management and clinical outcomes from the ESCAPE trial

Author(s):Assis, Z. | Menon, B.K. | Goyal, M. | Demchuk, A.M. | Shankar, J. | Rempel, J.L. | Roy, D. | Poppe, A.Y. | Yang, V. | Lum, C. | Dowlatshahi, D. | Thornton, J. | Choe, H. | Burns, P.A. | Frei, D.F. | Baxter, B.W. | Hill, M.D.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery

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Computed tomographic perfusion predicts poor outcomes in a randomized trial of endovascular therapy

Author(s):Wannamaker, R. | Guinand, T. | Menon, B.K. | Demchuk, A. | Goyal, M. | Frei, D. | Bharatha, A. | Jovin, T.G. | Shankar, J. | Krings, T. | Baxter, B. | Holmstedt, C. | Swartz, R. | Dowlatshahi, D. | Chan, R. | Tampieri, D. | Choe, H. | Burns, P. | Gentile, N. | Rempel, J. | Shuaib, A. | Buck, B. | Bivard, A. | Hill, M. | Butcher, K.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: Stroke

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Volumetric and spatial accuracy of computed tomography perfusion estimated ischemic core volume in patients with acute ischemic stroke

Author(s):Hoving, J.W. | Marquering, H.A. | Majoie, C.B.L.M. | Yassi, N. | Sharma, G. | Liebeskind, D.S. | Van Der Lugt, A. | Roos, Y.B. | Van Zwam, W. | Van Oostenbrugge, R.J. | Goyal, M. | Saver, J.L. | Jovin, T.G. | Albers, G.W. | Davalos, A. | Hill, M.D. | Demchuk, A.M. | Bracard, S. | Guillemin, F. | Muir, K.W. | White, P. | Mitchell, P.J. | Donnan, G.A. | Davis, S.M. | Campbell, B.C.V.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: Stroke

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Resting-state functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging and outcome after acute stroke

Author(s):Puig, J. | Blasco, G. | Alberich-Bayarri, A. | Schlaug, G. | Deco, G. | Biarnes, C. | Navas-Martí, M. | Rivero, M. | Gich, J. | Figueras, J. | Torres, C. | Daunis-I-Estadella, P. | Oramas-Requejo, C.L. | Serena, J. | Stinear, C.M. | Kuceyeski, A. | Soriano-Mas, C. | Thomalla, G. | Essig, M. | Figley, C.R. | Menon, B. | Demchuk, A. | Nael, K. | Wintermark, M. | Liebeskind, D.S. | Pedraza, S.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: Stroke

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