Dr. Gabrielle deVeber
Dr. Gabrielle deVeber, MD MHSc, is Director of the Children's Stroke Program, and a Pediatric Neurologist in the Division of Neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto and Senior Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences Program at the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute. Her research focuses on stroke in newborns and children, defining the frequency, causes, treatments and outcomes of pediatric stroke. She initiated and directs several large multi-centre collaborative studies including the Canadian Pediatric Ischemic Stroke Registry and International Pediatric Stroke Study (IPSS), a large international study of childhood stroke with over 2500 enrolled children at over 35 enrolling centers spanning 18 countries in Asia, Europe, North and South America. The central organization and database reside at SickKids. In 2009, National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded G. deVeber as dual Principal Investigator with H. Fullerton in the USA to study childhood infection and stroke within the IPSS in a 7 year study.
Areas of Focus
Risk Factors in paediatric stroke, Safety and feasibility of anticoagulation in paediatric ischemic stroke, Dose-finding and safety of tPA in childhood stroke, Outcome and predictors in paediatric stroke