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:

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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Multiphase CT angiography improves prediction of intracerebral hemorrhage expansion

Author(s):Rodriguez-Luna, D. | Coscojuela, P. | Rodriguez-Villatoro, N. | Juega, J.M. | Boned, S. | Muchada, M. | Pagola, J. | Rubiera, M. | Ribo, M. | Tomasello, A. | Demchuk, A.M. | Goyal, M. | Molina, C.A.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: Radiology

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Minimal sufficient balance randomization for sequential randomized controlled trial designs: Results from the ESCAPE trial

Author(s):Sajobi, T.T. | Singh, G. | Lowerison, M.W. | Engbers, J. | Menon, B.K. | Demchuk, A.M. | Goyal, M. | Hill, M.D.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: Trials

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High-permeability region size on perfusion CT predicts hemorrhagic transformation after intravenous thrombolysis in stroke

Author(s):Puig, J. | Blasco, G. | Daunis-I-Estadella, P. | Van Eendendburg, C. | Carrillo-García, M. | Aboud, C. | Hernández-Pérez, M. | Serena, J. | Biarnés, C. | Nael, K. | Liebeskind, D.S. | Thomalla, G. | Menon, B.K. | Demchuk, A. | Wintermark, M. | Pedraza, S. | Castellanos, M.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: PLoS ONE

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Low-dose vs standard-dose alteplase for patients with acute ischemic stroke: Secondary analysis of the ENCHANTED randomized clinical trial

Author(s):Wang, X. | Robinson, T.G. | Lee, T.-H. | Li, Q. | Arima, H. | Bath, P.M. | Billot, L. | Broderick, J. | Demchuk, A.M. | Donnan, G. | Kim, J.S. | Lavados, P. | Lindley, R.I. | Martins, S.O. | Olavarria, V.V. | Pandian, J.D. | Parsons, M.W. | Pontes-Neto, O.M. | Ricci, S. | Sharma, V.K. | Thang, N.H. | Wang, J.-G. | Woodward, M. | Anderson, C.S. | Chalmers, J.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: JAMA Neurology

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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: 2017
Journal / Book title: Clinical Neuroradiology

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Approaches to the field recognition of potential thrombectomy candidates

Author(s):van Gaal, S.C. | Kamal, N. | Betzner, M.J. | Vilneff, R.L. | Mann, B. | Lang, E.S. | Demchuk, A. | Buck, B. | Jeerakathil, T. | Hill, M.D.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: International Journal of Stroke

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Collateral Scoring on CT Angiogram Must Evaluate Phase and Regional Pattern

Author(s):Casault, C. | Al Sultan, A.S. | Trivedi, A. | Sohn, S.I. | Qazi, E. | Bokyo, M. | Almekhlafi, M. | D'Esterre, C. | Goyal, M. | Demchuk, A.M. | Menon, B.K.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences

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Use of Evidence-Based Therapy for Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Canadian Outpatients With Atrial Fibrillation: From the Facilitating Review and Education to Optimize Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (FREEDOM AF) and Co-ordinated National Network to Engage Physicians in the Care and Treatment of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation (CONNECT AF)

Author(s):Silberberg, A. | Tan, M.K. | Yan, A.T. | Angaran, P. | Dorian, P. | Bucci, C. | Gregoire, J.C. | Bell, A.D. | Gladstone, D.J. | Green, M.S. | Gross, P.L. | Skanes, A. | Demchuk, A.M. | Kerr, C.R. | Mitchell, L.B. | Cox, J.L. | Talajic, M. | Essebag, V. | Heilbron, B. | Ramanathan, K. | Fournier, C. | Wheeler, B.H. | Lin, P.J. | Berall, M. | Langer, A. | Goldin, L. | Goodman, S.G.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Cardiology

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Analyses of thrombi in acute ischemic stroke: A consensus statement on current knowledge and future directions

Author(s):De Meyer, S.F. | Andersson, T. | Baxter, B. | Bendszus, M. | Brouwer, P. | Brinjikji, W. | Campbell, B.C.V. | Costalat, V. | Dávalos, A. | Demchuk, A. | Dippel, D. | Fiehler, J. | Fischer, U. | Gilvarry, M. | Gounis, M.J. | Gralla, J. | Jansen, O. | Jovin, T. | Kallmes, D. | Khatri, P. | Lees, K.R. | López-Cancio, E. | Majoie, C. | Marquering, H. | Narata, A.P. | Nogueira, R. | Ringleb, P. | Siddiqui, A. | Szikora, I. | Vale, D. | von Kummer, R. | Yoo, A.J. | Hacke, W. | Liebeskind, D.S.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: International Journal of Stroke

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Neurons over Nephrons

Author(s):Brinjikji, W. | Demchuk, A.M. | Murad, M.H. | Rabinstein, A.A. | McDonald, R.J. | McDonald, J.S. | Kallmes, D.F.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: Stroke

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Low-Versus Standard-Dose Alteplase in Patients on Prior Antiplatelet Therapy the ENCHANTED Trial (Enhanced Control of Hypertension and Thrombolysis Stroke Study)

Author(s):Robinson, T.G. | Wang, X. | Arima, H. | Bath, P.M. | Billot, L. | Broderick, J.P. | Demchuk, A.M. | Donnan, G.A. | Kim, J.S. | Lavados, P.M. | Lee, T.-H. | Lindley, R.I. | Martins, S.C.O. | Olavarria, V.V. | Pandian, J.D. | Parsons, M.W. | Pontes-Neto, O.M. | Ricci, S. | Sato, S. | Sharma, V.K. | Nguyen, T.H. | Wang, J.-G. | Woodward, M. | Chalmers, J. | Anderson, C.S.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: Stroke

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Use of Noncontrast Computed Tomography and Computed Tomographic Perfusion in Predicting Intracerebral Hemorrhage after Intravenous Alteplase Therapy

Author(s):Batchelor, C. | Pordeli, P. | D'Esterre, C.D. | Najm, M. | Al-Ajlan, F.S. | Boesen, M.E. | McDougall, C. | Hur, L. | Fainardi, E. | Shankar, J.J.S. | Rubiera, M. | Khaw, A.V. | Hill, M.D. | Demchuk, A.M. | Sajobi, T.T. | Goyal, M. | Lee, T.-Y. | Aviv, R.I. | Menon, B.K.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: Stroke

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Association of fibrinogen level with early neurological deterioration among acute ischemic stroke patients with diabetes

Author(s):Lee, S.-J. | Hong, J.M. | Lee, S.E. | Kang, D.R. | Ovbiagele, B. | Demchuk, A.M. | Lee, J.S.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: BMC Neurology

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Proposed methodology and classification of Infarct in New Territory (INT) after endovascular stroke treatment

Author(s):Goyal, M. | Menon, B.K. | Demchuk, A. | Saver, J.L. | Eesa, M. | Majoie, C. | Jayaraman, M. | Hill, M.D.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: Journal of neurointerventional surgery

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Observed cost and variations in short term cost-effectiveness of therapy for ischemic stroke in Interventional Management of Stroke (IMS) III

Author(s):Simpson, K.N. | Simpson, A.N. | Mauldin, P.D. | Palesch, Y.Y. | Yeatts, S.D. | Kleindorfer, D. | Tomsick, T.A. | Foster, L.D. | Demchuk, A.M. | Khatri, P. | Hill, M.D. | Jauch, E.C. | Jovin, T.G. | Yan, B. | Kummer, R. | Molina, C.A. | Goyal, M. | Schonewille, W.J. | Mazighi, M. | Engelter, S.T. | Anderson, C. | Spilker, J. | Carrozzella, J. | Ryckborst, K.J. | Janis, L.S. | Broderick, J.P.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Heart Association

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Safety and efficacy of thrombectomy in acute ischaemic stroke (REVASCAT): 1-year follow-up of a randomised open-label trial

Author(s):Dávalos, A. | Cobo, E. | Molina, C.A. | Chamorro, A. | de Miquel, M.A. | Román, L.S. | Serena, J. | López-Cancio, E. | Ribó, M. | Millán, M. | Urra, X. | Cardona, P. | Tomasello, A. | Castaño, C. | Blasco, J. | Aja, L. | Rubiera, M. | Gomis, M. | Renú, A. | Lara, B. | Martí-Fàbregas, J. | Jankowitz, B. | Cerdà, N. | Jovin, T.G. | Ribó, M. | Sanjuan, E. | Rubiera, M. | Pagola, J. | Flores, A. | Muchada, M. | Meler, P. | Huerga, E. | Gelabert, S. | Coscojuela, P. | Tomasello, A. | Rodriguez, D. | Santamarina, E. | Maisterra, O. | Boned, S. | Seró, L. | Rovira, A. | Molina, C. | Millán, M. | Muñoz, L. | de la Ossa, N.P. | Gomis, M. | Dorado, L. | López-Cancio, E. | Palomeras, E. | Munuera, J. | García Bermejo, P. | Remollo, S. | Castaño, C. | García-Sort, R. | Cuadras, P. | Puyalto, P. | Hernández-Pérez, M. | Jiménez, M. | Martínez-Piñeiro, A. | Lucente, G. | Dávalos, A. | Chamorro, A. | Urra, X. | Obach, V. | Cervera, A. | Amaro, S. | Llull, L. | Codas, J. | Balasa, M. | Navarro, J. | Ariño, H. | Aceituno, A. | Rudilosso, S. | Renu, A. | Macho, J.M. | San Roman, L. | Blasco, J. | López, A. | Macías, N. | Cardona, P. | Quesada, H. | Rubio, F. | Cano, L. | Lara, B. | de Miquel, M.A. | Aja, L. | Dávalos, A. | Jovin, T.G. | Chamorro, A. | Molina, C. | Serena, J. | San Román, L. | de Miquel, M.A. | Rovira, A. | Cobo, E. | Albers, G. | Lees, K. | Arenillas, J. | Roberts, R. | Goyal, M. | Demchuk, A.M. | Minhas, P. | Al-Ajlan, F. | Salluzzi, M. | Zimmel, L. | Patel, S. | Eesa, M. | von Kummer, R. | Martí-Fàbregas, J. | Jankowitz, B. | Serena, J. | Salvat-Plana, M. | López-Cancio, E. | Hernandez-Pérez, M.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: The Lancet Neurology

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Vessel Patency at 24 Hours and Its Relationship with Clinical Outcomes and Infarct Volume in REVASCAT Trial (Randomized Trial of Revascularization with Solitaire FR Device Versus Best Medical Therapy in the Treatment of Acute Stroke Due to Anterior Circulation Large Vessel Occlusion Presenting Within Eight Hours of Symptom Onset)

Author(s):Millán, M. | Remollo, S. | Quesada, H. | Renú, A. | Tomasello, A. | Minhas, P. | Pérez De La Ossa, N. | Rubiera, M. | Llull, L. | Cardona, P. | Al-Ajlan, F. | Hernández, M. | Assis, Z. | Demchuk, A.M. | Jovin, T. | Dávalos, A.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: Stroke

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Diffusion tensor imaging as a prognostic biomarker for motor recovery and rehabilitation after stroke

Author(s):Puig, J. | Blasco, G. | Schlaug, G. | Stinear, C.M. | Daunis-i-Estadella, P. | Biarnes, C. | Figueras, J. | Serena, J. | Hernández-Pérez, M. | Alberich-Bayarri, A. | Castellanos, M. | Liebeskind, D.S. | Demchuk, A.M. | Menon, B.K. | Thomalla, G. | Nael, K. | Wintermark, M. | Pedraza, S.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: Neuroradiology

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Regional Comparison of Multiphase Computed Tomographic Angiography and Computed Tomographic Perfusion for Prediction of Tissue Fate in Ischemic Stroke

Author(s):D'Esterre, C.D. | Trivedi, A. | Pordeli, P. | Boesen, M. | Patil, S. | Hwan Ahn, S. | Najm, M. | Fainardi, E. | Shankar, J.J.S. | Rubiera, M. | Almekhlafi, M.A. | Mandzia, J. | Khaw, A.V. | Barber, P. | Coutts, S. | Hill, M.D. | Demchuk, A.M. | Sajobi, T. | Forkert, N.D. | Goyal, M. | Lee, T.-Y. | Menon, B.K.
Publication year: 2017
Journal / Book title: Stroke

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