• Jai Shankar headshot
  • Professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Room 807 – John Buhler Research Centre
    715 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3P5

    Phone: 431-373-4164 
    Fax: 204-789-3955

Research achievements

Research summary

Dr. Shankar’s research looks into diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology, endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysm including SILK flow diversion technique, carotid stenting, intracranial stenting, cranial and spinal AVM and AVF embolization, acute stroke endovascular thrombectomy, bleomycin embolization of veno-lymphatic malformation of head and neck, vertebroplasty and spinal procedures for back pain. He also studies endovascular treatments in pediatric neuro-vascular diseases. He is leading studies on embolization of middle meningeal artery (EMMA) for chronic subdural hematoma.

Dr. Shankar is the principal investigator for ongoing clinical trials:

Management of chronic subdural hematoma with or without Embolization of Middle Meningeal Artery in Canada (EMMA-Can) – A randomized control trial

Computed tomography perfusion for neurological death determination: A prospective Canadian multicenter diagnostic test study (INDEx)

Early diagnosis of mortality using Admission CT perfusion in severe Traumatic Brain Injury patients (ACT-TBI study)

CT Perfusion (CTP) for Assessment of Poor Neurological Outcome in Comatose Cardiac Arrest Patients (CANCCAP) – a Prospective Cohort Study

Isolated restricted Diffusion at admission predicts survival in patients of Glioblastoma Multiforme (IRD GBM)-A prospective pilot study

Cross appointments

  • Human anatomy and cell science, Max Rady College of Medicine  
  • Biomedical engineering, Price Faculty of Engineering
  • Adjunct senior scientist, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology (RIOH)

Research interests 

  • Acute stroke imaging endovascular thrombectomy
  • CT perfusion imaging in critical care
  • Embolization of middle meningeal artery (EMMA) for chronic subdural hematoma
  • Endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysm 
  • Endovascular treatment of intracranial vascular malformation
  • Imaging of brain tumours

Research affiliations and groups 



  • Master of Science in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (2017)

  • Fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology, Toronto Western Hospital (2010)

  • Fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology, Ottawa Hospital (2010)

  • Fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology, Bellaria Hospital, Italy (2010)

  • Fellowship in Neuroradiology, Ottawa Hospital (2009)

  • Master of Science in Neurovascular Disease, Paris and Mahidol University, Thailand (2008) 

  • Doctor of Medicine in Neuroradiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore, India (2007)

  • Doctor of Medicine in Radiodiagnosis, Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital, Lahariasarai, India (2004)

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, India (2001)



  • Named as one of eight winners of the 2022 Doctors Manitoba Awards, all connected to the Max Rady College of Medicine


  • Manitoba Medical Student Association Teaching Awards - nominations for best teaching in small group, inspiration, innovation, and mentorship


  • Honour your Hero, Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation
  • Cornelius Dyke Award Semifinalist – 58th annual meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology


  • Faculty of Medicine (Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation) Patient Oriented Research Award


  • Nova Scotia Health Authority Silver Quality Team Award


  • Young Investigator Award, Canadian Association of Radiology


  • Dr. Charles Lo Prize in Radiology Research, Dalhousie University

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University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada