Reza Azarpazhooh, MD

reza-azarpazhooh.pngAssociate Professor of Neurology, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Western Univeristy

Office: SDRI 100
Phone: 519-685-8500 ext. 24053

Bio Sketch

Dr. M. Reza Azarpazhooh earned his medical degree from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS) at Mashhad, Iran in 1995 and completed Neurology Residency Training at Ghaem Hospital in 2000. Subsequently, Dr. Azarpazhooh completed fellowships at the National Stroke Research Institute, Melbourne University in Australia with an emphasis on Stroke and Neurosonology and a Stroke fellowship here at Western University.  Prior to joining the department, Dr. Azarpazhooh was the Head and Founder of the Neurosonology Unit in the Neurology Intensive Care Unit and Stroke Unit at Ghaem Hospital in Iran. In addition, Dr. Azarpazhooh held the positions of Associate Dean of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies and Vice President of Treatment Affairs at MUMS in Iran.

Dr. Azarpazhooh joined the department in 2018 as a stroke neurologist and clinician-researcher with the Stroke Program. He is working in the Stroke Prevention and Atherosclerosis Research Center (SPARC) with special interest in atherosclerosis. He is also a co-investigator in multicenter-international studies, including the Multi‐National survey on Epidemiology, Morbidity, and Outcomes in Intracerebral Haemorrhage (MNEMONICH), the ITAS-90+ registry and the global burden of neurological disorders (GBD).

Medical Interests

Stroke, Vascular Risk Factors, dementia and Neurosonology findings of Atherosclerosis.


Dr. Azarpazhooh’s areas of expertise are cerebrovascular and cardiovascular risk factors, stroke, and dementia. His research interests include neuroepidemiology, population-based studies and public health. In addition, Dr. Azarpazhooh is interested in the control of vascular risk factors and the primary and secondary prevention of cerebrovascular/cardiovascular disorders. Dr. Azarpazhooh is currently working on  geographic distribution of stroke, coronary artery disease and their overlap with dementia in Canada.



Dr. Azarpazhooh has published more than 110 scientific papers.

His publications can be found here.