Aristeidis Katsanos | World Stroke Organization
Aristeidis Katsanos

Aristeidis Katsanos


Member Bio

Aristeidis Katsanos, MD, PhD, FCSC-S born in 1988, is a Vascular Neurologist, Assistant Professor at the McMaster University and Investigator at the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Training: Aristeidis obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Ioannina, School of Medicine, Ioannina, Greece and completed his training in Neurology at the University of Ioannina and at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He completed his PhD thesis at the Department of Neurology, University of Ioannina, investigating the contribution of transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnostic work-up of patients with stroke. After the completion of his PhD thesis and training in Neurology he was granted a 6-month European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Research Fellowship at the Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany and afterwards he commenced a 2-year stroke fellowship at the Division of Neurology at McMaster University.

Research areas: His research focuses on emerging neurosonology applications and the evidence-based evaluation of novel therapies in acute stroke treatment and secondary stroke prevention. He serves as the Co-PI of two phase 2 randomized controlled clinical trials evaluating optimal blood pressure control after endovascular thrombectomy (DETECT; NCT04484350) and the use of colchicine for the prevention of vascular events after an acute intracerebral hemorrhage (CoVasc-ICH; NCT05159219).

Awards: He has been the recipient of the EJ Moran Campbell Award from the Department of Medicine, McMaster University, the Young Investigator Award from the European Stroke Organisation (ESO), the Outstanding Reviewer Award from Stroke and an award from Web of Science-Clarivate analytics for placing in the top 1% of reviewers in 2018 in Neuroscience and Behavior on the Publons Global Reviewer Database.

Professional: He serves as an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Neurology (“Section Stroke”), Academic Editor for PLoS One, member of the Editorial Boards of Stroke, European Stroke Journal and the Journal of Neuroimaging. He serves as a member of the Guidelines Committee and the Young Stroke Physicians & Researchers Committee of the ESO, member of the Digital Content Committee of the Canadian Stroke Consortium and member of the Communications Advisory Group of the PHRI.

Publications: He has published more than 200 papers and more than 60 abstracts in high-impact medical journals to date (>5000 citations, H-index 43).

In Private: He loves music, travelling and poetry. He has been a guitarist in several bands and has released two full length albums of sonic landscaping and ambient music (

Our partners and sponsors

Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.

Medtronic Platinum Plus
Boehringer Ingelheim Platinum Plus
BMS Pfizer Gold
Allm Bronze