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Dr.  Jai ShankarMD

Associate professor

Department of Diagnostic Radiology

Email: jz648192@dal.ca
Phone: 902-473-5448
Fax: 902-425-0859
Mailing Address: 
QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax Infirmary Hospital, 1796 Summer Street, Diagnostic Imaging, 3rd Floor, Room 3305A, PO BOX 9000, Halifax, NS B3H 3A7
 
Research Topics:
  • Neuroradiology
  • QEII


Appointments:

  • Prinicipal investigator, Canadian SILK Registry
  • Site principal investigator, MARCO POLO trial, ESCAPE trial, HEAT trial

Research Interests:

His main areas of interest have driven Dr. Shankar to play a key role in a number of new initiatives, among them: intra-arterial stroke treatment using stent-retriever mechanical thrombolysis; weekly stroke and interesting case rounds; CT perfusion imaging for acute stroke; MR perfusion imaging for brain tumors; percutaneous chemotherapeutic treatment for facial venous vascular malformation using Bleomycin; and setting up the acute stroke code protocols.

Education:

  • Fellowship in interventional neuroradiology, Toronto Western Hospital
  • Fellowship in interventional neuroradiology, The Ottawa Hospital
  • Fellowship in neuroradiology, The Ottawa Hospital
  • MSc (neurovascular disease), Paris and Mahidol
  • DM (neuroradiology), NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
  • MD (radiodiagnosis), DCMH, Lahariasarai, India
  • MBBS, RIMS, Ranchi, India

Biography:

Dr. Jai Shankar began his teaching career at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital (Department of Diagnostic Imaging) in 2010. Since his arrival at the QEII, he quickly distinguished himself as a leader in the neuroradiology section and is responsible for a number of new interventional efforts.