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.

He has been for 7 years Co-Medical Director and Steering Committee member of the Southwest Ontario Stroke Network, Steering Committee member of the Regional Stroke Project with the Southwest and Erie St. Claire LHIN to reorganize and continuously improve care provided to stroke patients in the region by evidence-based standards, and is a continuous member of CorHealth Ontario’s Stroke Evaluation and Quality Committee (SEQC), which advises stroke care evaluation, quality improvement and reporting strategies to the Stroke Leadership Council.


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 more recently, intracerebral haemorrhage and the interaction between acute stroke/other cardiovascular disorders and cognitive decline.

Medical Interests

Cerebrovascular Diseases, Stroke, Intracerebral haemorrhage, stroke imaging