Dr Minhas is Clinical Associate Professor of Stroke Medicine at the University of Leicester. He has a strong research interest in cerebral haemodynamic changes during acute stroke and currently supervises a number of doctoral students studying this field.
Training: He graduated in medicine from Norwich Medical School and completed clinical academic training on the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Walport Pathway. He gained an externally funded doctoral Fellowship prior to completing an NIHR Clinical Lectureship in Older People and Complex Health Needs.
Research Areas: His research endeavours to bridge the gap between technical studies in cerebrovascular physiology (particularly acute intracerebral haemorrhage), and delivery of clinical stroke care and research. He strongly believes this niche is vital for delivering technically excellent and innovative translational programmes of research with the potential to deliver significant improvements in stroke care, in reasonable time frames.
Awards: He received the College of Life Sciences Lauder Prize (best research MD), a European Stroke Organisation award (novel study design), and a Royal College of Physicians Quincentennial Lecturer award (excellence in research).
Professional: He currently sits on the European Stroke Organisation Simulation Committee, East Midlands NIHR Regional Advisory Committee for Research for Patient Benefit and is East Midlands Clinical Research Network Ageing Lead. Previously, he was one of the inaugural cohort of British and Irish Association of Stroke Physicians ‘TakeUp’ Stroke Fellows.
Publications: He has 92 peer-reviewed publications (2464 citations, h-index 17, i10-index 32) to date, 32 as first author and 14 as senior author. His work recently directly informed Guideline 7.3 in the 2022 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Intracerebral Haemorrhage Guideline.
Personal Life: He is happily married to his wife Dimple, a Paediatrician with a special interest in Diabetes. He has two sons aged 7 and 3. In his spare time, he enjoys playing and coaching football (has the Football Association Level 1 Qualification), watching cricket and learning to grow olive trees. In 2021, he completed the London Marathon with his father, raising money for his local stroke recovery support group.
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