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    Canada Research Chair

  • Nishita Singh
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Internal Medicine
    University of Manitoba


Heart & Stroke & Research Manitoba Chair in Clinical Stroke Research

Research achievements

Research summary

Dr Singh's primary interest is in carotid disease and most of her work so far has been concentrated on non- stenotic carotid plaques in stroke. She was recently involved in the AcT trial which was a pan-Canadian multi-center pragmatic registry based randomized controlled trial and was the largest acute stroke trial in Canada and the world. She is currently involved in core committee of many ongoing multi-center trials like ESCAPE MeVO, ESCAPE OPTIMUS to name a few.

Her primary research interest in in running pragmatic clinical trials, carotid diseases and patient reported outcome measures. she has been involved in improving quality of stroke care through provincial networks like QuiCR in Alberta and OPTIMISE in other Canadian provinces. Her goal is to develop a robust stroke research program in Manitoba which will further help enhance patient care and outcomes.

  • Research themes

    • carotid disease
    • ischemic stroke
    • large pragmatic clinical trials
  • Keywords

    • carotid disease
    • clinical trials
    • endovascular thrombectomy
    • stroke
    • thrombolysis


Nishita Singh is a stroke neurologist and an assistant professor of medicine (Neurology Division) UM. She received her internal medicine degree from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai. She completed neurology training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. This was followed by a fellowship in stroke at the University of Calgary, partially supported by a Denyse Lake Lajoie Scholarship Award.

Subsequently, she obtained a Masters in epidemiology from Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health. Presently, she holds the Heart and Stroke Research Chair in Manitoba and serves on multiple committees of Canadian Stroke Consortium.


Master of Science in Epidemiology, Harvard Chan School of Public Health

Fellow of the Canadian Stroke Consortium Scholar

Doctor of Medicine in Neurology

Doctor of Medicine in Internal Medicine

Dr. Nishita Singh In the news

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Internal Medicine
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University of Manitoba
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