Vincent ThijsMD, PhD
Professor Vincent Thijs is a stroke neurologist and clinician researcher specialized in stroke with more than 15 years of experience in the field. In his career as clinician, he has lead stroke units in Belgium and is now the Head of Stroke at Austin Health. He is the co-head of the Stroke Theme at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. His main research topics include acute stroke imaging, genetics of stroke, atrial fibrillation and cryptogenic stroke.
He has published more than 200 papers in the field of stroke, including co-authorship in top tier journals NEJM, Lancet, Nature Medicine, Nature Genetics, and Lancet Neurology and >30 articles in the leading journal of the field Stroke. He is/has been on the steering committee of 10 randomized clinical trials (MITI-IV, WAKEUP, SCAST, TASTE, AXIS2, REACT-AF, DIAGNOSE-AF, SOCRATES, RESPECT-ESUS, TEXAS) and was national coordinator of more than 10 trials both in the field of acute stroke and secondary prevention of stroke.