Lauren Mai, MD, FRCPC

Mai-Resident-Photo_Website.jpgAssistant Professor of Neurology at Western University

Office: University Hospital A10-323
Phone: 519-685-8500 x33168
Secretary: Sandy Briant

Bio Sketch

Dr. Lauren Mai earned her medical degree at the McMaster University in 2011 and completed her neurology residency at Western University in London, Ontario. Subsequently, she completed a one-year fellowship specializing in stroke/cerebrovascular neurology at McMaster University. Dr. Mai joined the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences as an Assistant Professor specializing in stroke in 2019.


Medical Interests

Transient ischemic attack, secondary stroke prevention, intracerebral hemorrhage, post-stroke seizure, vascular cognitive impairment, rehabilitation.


Dr. Lauren Mai is actively involved in international multicenter clinical trials aiming at stroke prevention and management. She is a collaborator with the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging and a member of the Canadian Hemorrhagic Stroke Trials Initiative (CoHESIVE) network. Her local research looks at the differences in recovery trajectories between intracerebral hemorrhage and ischemic stroke survivors and the use of rehabilitation triaging tools in these two groups.

Dr. Lauren Mai is passionate about teaching the next generation of clinicians and organizes teaching sessions for the stroke fellows and residents. She is pioneering online modules to complement stroke education in the department and contributes to Competency-Based Medical Education.

Honours and Awards

  • 2017, Second Place, Neurology Grand Rounds, Western University
  • 2016, First Place, Neurology Grand Rounds, Western University
  • 2015, Best Platform Presentation - CNS Research Day, Western University
  • 2015, First Place, Neurology Grand Rounds, Western University



PubMed Publications Listing


Ganesh A, Barber P, Black SE, Corbett D, Field TS, Frayne R, Hachinski V, Ismail Z, Mai LM, McCreary CR, Sahlas D, Sharma M, Swartz RH, Smith EE. Trial of remote ischaemic preconditioning in vascular cognitive impairment (TRIC-VCI): protocol. BMJ Open. 2020 Oct 14;10(10):e040466. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040466. PMID: 33055122; PMCID: PMC7559076.

Bres Bullrich M, Pandey S, Mayich M, McConvey K, Fridman S, Mai LM, Sposato LA. Pearls & Oy-sters: Calcified Cerebral Embolus: A Smoking Gun Guiding Acute Stroke Therapy and Secondary Prevention. Neurology. 2021 Jan 5;96(1):e153-e156. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000010805. Epub 2020 Sep 11. PMID: 32917796.

Mai LM, Oczkowski W. Tenecteplase before thrombectomy for ischemic stroke improved reperfusion compared with alteplase. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Aug 21;169(4):JC20. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2018-169-4-020. PMID: 30128510.

Mai LM, Oczkowski W. Late thrombectomy reduced disability in acute stroke with mismatched clinical deficit and infarction volume. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Feb 20;168(4):JC17. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2018-168-4-017. PMID: 29459954.

Mai LM, Sposato LA. Insular damage, death and newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation in intracerebral hemorrhage: stroke-induced heart injury as the potential missing link. Eur J Neurol. 2018 Mar;25(3):423-424. doi: 10.1111/ene.13558. Epub 2018 Jan 24. PMID: 29288519.

Mai LM, Clark AJ, Gordon AS, Lynch ME, Morley-Forster PK, Nathan H, Smyth C, Stitt LW, Toth C, Ware MA, Moulin DE. Long-Term Outcomes in the Management of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy. Can J Neurol Sci. 2017 Jul;44(4):337-342. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2016.429. Epub 2017 Jan 9. PMID: 28065184.