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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:

Mediation of the Relationship between Endovascular Therapy and Functional Outcome by Follow-up Infarct Volume in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke

Author(s):Boers, A.M.M. | Jansen, I.G.H. | Brown, S. | Lingsma, H.F. | Beenen, L.F.M. | Devlin, T.G. | Román, L.S. | Heo, J.-H. | Ribó, M. | Almekhlafi, M.A. | Liebeskind, D.S. | Teitelbaum, J. | Cuadras, P. | Du Mesnil De Rochemont, R. | Beaumont, M. | Brown, M.M. | Yoo, A.J. | Donnan, G.A. | Mas, J.L. | Oppenheim, C. | Dowling, R.J. | Moulin, T. | Agrinier, N. | Lopes, D.K. | Aja Rodríguez, L. | Compagne, K.C.J. | Al-Ajlan, F.S. | Madigan, J. | Albers, G.W. | Soize, S. | Blasco, J. | Davis, S.M. | Nogueira, R.G. | Dávalos, A. | Menon, B.K. | Van Der Lugt, A. | Muir, K.W. | Roos, Y.B.W.E.M. | White, P. | Mitchell, P.J. | Demchuk, A.M. | Van Zwam, W.H. | Jovin, T.G. | Van Oostenbrugge, R.J. | Dippel, D.W.J. | Campbell, B.C.V. | Guillemin, F. | Bracard, S. | Hill, M.D. | Goyal, M. | Marquering, H.A. | Majoie, C.B.L.M.
Publication year: 2019
Journal / Book title: JAMA Neurology

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Reader response: Comparative safety and efficacy of combined IVT and MT with direct MT in large vessel occlusion

Author(s):Ganesh, A. | Menon, B.K. | Goyal, M. | Demchuk, A.M. | Hill, M.D.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: Neurology

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Effect of IV glyburide on adjudicated edema endpoints in the GAMES-RP Trial

Author(s):Kimberly, W.T. | Bevers, M.B. | von Kummer, R. | Demchuk, A.M. | Romero, J.M. | Elm, J.J. | Hinson, H.E. | Molyneaux, B.J. | Simard, J.M. | Sheth, K.N.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: Neurology

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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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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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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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Absolute risk and predictors of the growth of acute spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data

Author(s):Al-Shahi Salman, R. | Frantzias, J. | Lee, R.J. | Lyden, P.D. | Battey, T.W.K. | Ayres, A.M. | Goldstein, J.N. | Mayer, S.A. | Steiner, T. | Wang, X. | Arima, H. | Hasegawa, H. | Oishi, M. | Godoy, D.A. | Masotti, L. | Dowlatshahi, D. | Rodriguez-Luna, D. | Molina, C.A. | Jang, D.-K. | Davalos, A. | Castillo, J. | Yao, X. | Claassen, J. | Volbers, B. | Kazui, S. | Okada, Y. | Fujimoto, S. | Toyoda, K. | Li, Q. | Khoury, J. | Delgado, P. | Sabín, J.Á. | Hernández-Guillamon, M. | Prats-Sánchez, L. | Cai, C. | Kate, M.P. | McCourt, R. | Venkatasubramanian, C. | Diringer, M.N. | Ikeda, Y. | Worthmann, H. | Ziai, W.C. | d'Esterre, C.D. | Aviv, R.I. | Raab, P. | Murai, Y. | Zazulia, A.R. | Butcher, K.S. | Seyedsaadat, S.M. | Grotta, J.C. | Martí-Fàbregas, J. | Montaner, J. | Broderick, J. | Yamamoto, H. | Staykov, D. | Connolly, E.S. | Selim, M. | Leira, R. | Moon, B.H. | Demchuk, A.M. | Di Napoli, M. | Fujii, Y. | Anderson, C.S. | Rosand, J. | Hanley, D.F. | Butcher, K.S. | Davis, S. | Gregson, B. | Lees, K.R. | Lyden, P.D. | Mayer, S.A. | Muir, K.W. | Steiner, T. | Xie, P. | Bakhshayesh, B. | McDonald, M. | Brott, T. | Pennati, P. | Parry-Jones, A.R. | Smith, C.J. | Hopkins, S.J. | Slevin, M. | Campi, V. | Singh, P. | Papa, F. | Popa-Wagner, A. | Tudorica, V. | Takagi, R. | Teramoto, A. | Weissenborn, K. | Lanfermann, H.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: The Lancet Neurology

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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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Statin Pretreatment and Microembolic Signals in Large Artery Atherosclerosis

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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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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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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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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Diffusion-weighted imaging lesion growth occurs despite recanalization in acute ischemic stroke: Implications for future treatment trials

Author(s):Sah, R.G. | d’Esterre, C.D. | Hill, M.D. | Hafeez, M. | Tariq, S. | Forkert, N.D. | Frayne, R. | Demchuk, A.M. | Goyal, M. | Barber, P.A.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: International Journal of 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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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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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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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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Time for a time window extension: Insights from late presenters in the escape trial

Author(s):Evans, J.W. | Graham, B.R. | Pordeli, P. | Al-Ajlan, F.S. | Willinsky, R. | Montanera, W.J. | Rempel, J.L. | Shuaib, A. | Brennan, P. | Williams, D. | Roy, D. | Poppe, A.Y. | Jovin, T.G. | Devlin, T. | Baxter, B.W. | Krings, T. | Silver, F.L. | Frei, D.F. | Fanale, C. | Tampieri, D. | Teitelbaum, J. | Iancu, D. | Shankar, J. | Barber, P.A. | Demchuk, A.M. | Goyal, M. | Hill, M.D. | Menon, B.K.
Publication year: 2018
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Neuroradiology

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