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Screen Shot 2017 10 24 at 9.25.00 PMDr. Michael Hill  MD, FRCPC

Dr. Michael Hill is a Professor for the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences, Community Health Sciences, Medicine and Radiology at the University of Calgary.  He is also Director of the Stroke Unit for the Calgary Stroke Program, Alberta Health Services. 

Dr. Hill completed undergraduate training at McGill University in biochemistry and went on to the University of Ottawa medical school. He  trained in internal medicine at the University of Ottawa and received his FRCPC (Internal Medicine) in 1997. Subsequently, he completed a neurology residency at the University of Toronto and received his FRCPC (Neurology) in 1999. Dr. Hill moved to Calgary to undertake a stroke fellowship and clinical epidemiology training at the University of Calgary and was appointed to faculty in 2001.  He then completed his MSc thesis in 2003, and is currently Director of the Stroke Unit at the Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary Health Region. 

Dr. Hill’s research interests include stroke thrombolysis, stroke epidemiology, and surveillance and clinical trials.  He is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and holds the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta/NWT/Nunavut professorship in Stroke Research. He holds and has held operating and clinical trials grants from the CIHR, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta/NWT/Nunavut and from various industry partners as well as  NIH (NINDS). Dr. Hill has also received a number of awards, including the Barnett, The Pessin Award and the ARP merit award and the Performance Recognition award for his role in research and his outstanding publication record.

 

 

 

Latest Publications by Dr. Hill:

High-resolution T2-FLAIR and non-contrast CT brain atlas of the elderly

Author(s):Rajashekar, D. | Wilms, M. | MacDonald, M.E. | Ehrhardt, J. | Mouches, P. | Frayne, R. | Hill, M.D. | Forkert, N.D.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: Scientific Data

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Recent acute ischemic stroke trials: reason for hope and excitement

Author(s):Ospel, J.M. | Hill, M.D. | Goyal, M.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: Neuroradiology

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Prevalence and Outcomes of Medium Vessel Occlusions With Discrepant Infarct Patterns

Author(s):Ospel, J.M. | Cimflova, P. | Marko, M. | Mayank, A. | Hafeez, M. | Almekhlafi, M.A. | Hill, M.D. | Demchuk, A.M. | Menon, B.K. | Goyal, M.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: Stroke

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Higher Doses Improve Walking Recovery During Stroke Inpatient Rehabilitation

Author(s):Klassen, T.D. | Dukelow, S.P. | Bayley, M.T. | Benavente, O. | Hill, M.D. | Krassioukov, A. | Liu-Ambrose, T. | Pooyania, S. | Poulin, M.J. | Schneeberg, A. | Yao, J. | Eng, J.J.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: Stroke

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Statistical properties of minimal sufficient balance and minimization as methods for controlling baseline covariate imbalance at the design stage of sequential clinical trials

Author(s):Lauzon, S.D. | Ramakrishnan, V. | Nietert, P.J. | Ciolino, J.D. | Hill, M.D. | Zhao, W.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: Statistics in Medicine

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Functional Outcome Prediction in Ischemic Stroke: A Comparison of Machine Learning Algorithms and Regression Models

Author(s):Alaka, S.A. | Menon, B.K. | Brobbey, A. | Williamson, T. | Goyal, M. | Demchuk, A.M. | Hill, M.D. | Sajobi, T.T.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: Frontiers in Neurology

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The Impact of Covariates in Voxel-Wise Lesion-Symptom Mapping

Author(s):Rajashekar, D. | Wilms, M. | Hecker, K.G. | Hill, M.D. | Dukelow, S. | Fiehler, J. | Forkert, N.D.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: Frontiers in Neurology

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Meta-analysis of interventions to reduce door to needle times in acute ischaemic stroke patients

Author(s):Siarkowski, M. | Lin, K. | Li, S.S. | Al Sultan, A. | Ganshorn, H. | Kamal, N. | Hill, M. | Lang, E.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: BMJ Open Quality

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Assessment of Sex Differences in Recovery of Motor and Sensory Impairments Poststroke

Author(s):Hawe, R.L. | Cluff, T. | Dowlatshahi, D. | Hill, M.D. | Dukelow, S.P.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair

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Discrepancies between current and ideal endovascular stroke treatment practice in Europe and North America: Results from UNMASK EVT, a multidisciplinary survey

Author(s):Ospel, J.M. | Kashani, N. | Turjman, F. | Fischer, U. | Baxter, B. | Rabinstein, A. | Coutts, S. | Menon, B.K. | Almekhlafi, M. | Hill, M.D. | Saposnik, G. | Goyal, M.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: Interventional Neuroradiology

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Provincial Door-to-Needle Improvement Initiative Results in Improved Patient Outcomes Across an Entire Population

Author(s):Kamal, N. | Jeerakathil, T. | Stang, J. | Liu, M. | Rogers, E. | Smith, E.E. | Demchuk, A.M. | Siddiqui, M. | Mann, B. | Bestard, J. | Lang, E. | Shand, E. | Benard, M. | Collins, L. | Martin, K. | Hartley, C. | Reiber, M. | Valaire, S. | Mrklas, K.J. | Hill, M.D.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: Stroke

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Preventing Covert Brain Infarct-Related Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Author(s):Durrani, R. | Hill, M.D. | Smith, E.E.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences

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Recent Trends in Hospitalizations for Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, and Vascular Cognitive Impairment in Canada

Author(s):Botly, L.C.P. | Lindsay, M.P. | Mulvagh, S.L. | Hill, M.D. | Goia, C. | Martin-Rhee, M. | Casaubon, L.K. | Yip, C.Y.Y.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: Canadian Journal of Cardiology

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National trends in hospital admission, case fatality, and sex differences in atrial fibrillation-related strokes

Author(s):Jewett, G.A.E. | Lindsay, M.P. | Goia, C. | Zagorski, B. | Kamal, N. | Kapral, M.K. | Demchuk, A.M. | Hill, M.D. | Yu, A.Y.X.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: International Journal of Stroke

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Canadian Stroke Best Practice Guidance during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author(s):Smith, E.E. | Mountain, A. | Hill, M.D. | Wein, T.H. | Blacquiere, D. | Casaubon, L.K. | Linkewich, E. | Foley, N. | Gubitz, G. | Simard, A. | Lindsay, M.P.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences

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Temporal evolution and spatial distribution of quantitative T2 MRI following acute ischemia reperfusion injury

Author(s):Sah, R.G. | Nobakht, S. | Rajashekar, D. | Mouches, P. | Forkert, N.D. | Sitaram, A. | Tsang, A. | Hill, M.D. | Demchuk, A.M. | d'Esterre, C.D. | Barber, P.A.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: International Journal of Stroke

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Impact and Potential Implications for Cardiovascular Disease in Canada

Author(s):Botly, L.C.P. | Martin-Rhee, M. | Kasiban, A. | Swartz, R.H. | Mulvagh, S.L. | Lindsay, M.P. | Goia, C. | Smith, E.E. | Hill, M.D. | Field, T.S. | Krahn, A.D. | Oudit, G.Y. | Zieroth, S. | Yip, C.Y.Y.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: CJC Open

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Validation of an automated ASPECTS method on non-contrast computed tomography scans of acute ischemic stroke patients

Author(s):Kuang, H. | Qiu, W. | Najm, M. | Dowlatshahi, D. | Mikulik, R. | Poppe, A.Y. | Puig, J. | Castellanos, M. | Sohn, S.I. | Ahn, S.H. | Calleja, A. | Jin, A. | Asil, T. | Asdaghi, N. | Field, T.S. | Coutts, S. | Hill, M.D. | Demchuk, A.M. | Goyal, M. | Menon, B.K.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: International Journal of Stroke

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MeVO: The next frontier?

Author(s):Goyal, M. | Ospel, J.M. | Menon, B.K. | Hill, M.D.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery

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Endovascular treatment decision-making in acute ischemic stroke patients with large vessel occlusion and low National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale: insights from UNMASK EVT, an international multidisciplinary survey

Author(s):Ospel, J.M. | Kim, B. | Heo, J.-H. | Yoshimura, S. | Kashani, N. | Menon, B. | Almekhlafi, M. | Demchuk, A. | Hill, M. | Saposnik, G. | Goyal, M.
Publication year: 2020
Journal / Book title: Neuroradiology

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