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Hill, Michael (CDN), MD

Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Biography

Michael D. Hill is Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Director of the Stroke Unit at this hospital.

Dr Hill’s main research interests are stroke thrombolysis, transient ischaemic attack (TIA), epidemiology of stroke, stroke surveillance, arterial dissection causing stroke, CADASIL, methods in health services research and methods in clinical trials.

Dr Hill is an investigator in the ASPECTS (Alberta Stroke Programme Early CT Score) study and in the CASES (Canadian Activase for Stroke Effectiveness) study. He is further an investigator in the Calgary Stroke Program (CSP), providing acute, rehabilitative and preventive care to stroke patients in Southern Alberta.

Dr Hill is a member of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the Heart & Stroke Foundation Alberta/NWT/NU, the Canadian Stroke Network (CSN) and the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association (CCPA). He is a member of the Research and Development Committee of the Canadian Stroke Consortium (CSC). Dr Hill has been selected as the year 2003 Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize winner.

Dr Hill has authored and co-authored more than 60 scientific papers on cerebrovascular diseases in journals such as Neurology, the British Medical Journal, Stroke, Lancet, Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular Diseases, and the American Journal of Neuroradiology.

Lectures
  • Carotid Stenting is as safe and as effective as carotid surgery in patients at risk for stroke - results from the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs Stenting Trial (CREST)