Alexander V. Khaw, MD


Associate Professor of Neurology, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital A10-305
Phone: 519-663-2944
Secretary: Lauryn Thirkettle



Bio Sketch

Dr. Khaw graduated medical school at the Johannes Gutenberg Universität of Mainz, Germany. He is board certified in Neurology after training at Mannheim University Hospital of Ruprecht Karls Universität of Heidelberg, University of Ulm, and Ernst Moritz Arndt Universität of Greifswald, Germany. His residency comprised extensive training in stroke medicine and epileptology. His doctoral thesis on the fetal evolution of glycoconjugate patterns in human vertebral column tissues was rewarded magna cum laude at Johannes Gutenberg Universität of Mainz.

He completed an 18-month clinical research fellowship at the Stroke Centre of the Neurological Institute, Columbia University, New York City, with Dr. J.P. Mohr and Dr. Ralph L. Sacco. Dr. Khaw was Director of the Stroke Unit and Neuro-IMC, Ultrasound Laboratory and Cerebrovascular Clinic at the University Hospital Greifswald before joining Western University and London Health Sciences Centre in 2014.

At UWO and LHSC, Dr. Khaw dedicates his clinical, research, education and leadership activities to Neurovascular Medicine (including stroke). He is Co-Medical Director of the Southwest Ontario Stroke Network and Steering Committee member of the Regional Stroke Project with the Southwest and Erie St. Claire LHIN to reorganize care provided to stroke patients.


Dr. Khaw´s research interests lie in neurovascular medicine and include establishing progressive acute stroke treatment options, acute stroke imaging, cerebrovascular diagnostic ultrasound, vascular malformations, in particular brain AVMs, the relationship between cerebrovascular disease and epilepsy and most recently, between acute stroke and cognitive decline.

Medical Interests

Cerebrovascular Diseases

Honours and Awards

2009, Elected Member, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

1998, Fellow, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Memorial University

1998, Coleman Award, Memorial University

1994, Dean's List, University of Prince Edward Island



PubMed Publications Listing


Batchelor C, Pordeli P, d'Esterre CD, Najm M, Al-Ajlan FS, Boesen ME, McDougall C, Hur L, Fainardi E, Shankar JJS, Rubiera M, Khaw AV, Hill MD, Demchuk AM, Sajobi TT, Goyal M, Lee TY, Aviv RI, Menon BK. Use of Noncontrast Computed Tomography and Computed Tomographic Perfusion in Predicting Intracerebral Hemorrhage After Intravenous Alteplase Therapy. Stroke. 2017 Jun;48(6):1548-1553. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.016616. Epub 2017 Apr 26. PMID: 28446625

Budhram A, Leung A, Sangle N, Khaw AV. Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma of the Nasopharynx Presenting With Cluster-Like Headache. Headache. 2017 May;57(5):806-808. doi: 10.1111/head.13065. Epub 2017 Mar 13. No abstract available. PMID: 28295284

d'Esterre CD, Trivedi A, Pordeli P, Boesen M, Patil S, Hwan Ahn S, Najm M, Fainardi E, Shankar JJ, Rubiera M, Almekhlafi MA, Mandzia J, Khaw AV, Barber P, Coutts S, Hill MD, Demchuk AM, Sajobi T, Forkert ND, Goyal M, Lee TY, Menon BK. Regional Comparison of Multiphase Computed Tomographic Angiography and Computed Tomographic Perfusion for Prediction of Tissue Fate in Ischemic Stroke. Stroke. 2017 Apr;48(4):939-945. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.116.015969. Epub 2017 Mar 14. PMID: 28292870