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Gustavo Saposnik

Senior Adjunct Scientist

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Central
  • Cardiovascular Research Program



Contact Gustavo Saposnik


  • PhD Candidate, Neuroeconomics (Decision Neurosciences), University of Zurich
  • MSc, Clinical Effectiveness, Harvard School of Public Health and University of Buenos Aires
  • MD, University of Buenos Aires

Research Focus

  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Decision support tools/systems
  • Health care delivery
  • Health services research
  • Ethnicity

Other Affiliations

  • Director, Stroke Outcomes Research Unit, Mobility Program, St. Michael's Hospital
  • Scientist, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Education, University of Toronto

Recent ICES Grants

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Heart & Stroke Foundation New Investigator Competition - Distinguished Clinician Scientist Award

    2012-2017: Awarded to Dr. Gustavo Saposnik for "Efficacy of virtual reality exercises using Wii gaming technology in stroke rehabilitation: a multicentre randomized clinical trial (EVEREST multicentre)".

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Clinician Scientist Award

    2008-2011: Awarded to Dr. Gustavo Saposnik for "Premature Stroke Associated with Recency of Immigration to Ontario" (PRESARIO).

Recent ICES Publications

Pathophysiology and Risk of Atrial Fibrillation Detected after Ischemic Stroke (PARADISE): a translational, integrated, and transdisciplinary approach

Paquet M, Cerasuolo JO, Thorburn V, Fridman S, Alsubaie R, Lopes RD, Cipriano LE, Salamone P, Melling CWJ, Khan AR, Sedeño L, Fang J, Drangova M, Montero-Odasso M, Mandzia J, Khaw AV, Racosta JM, Paturel J, Samoilov L, Stirling D, Balint B, Jaremek V, Koschinsky ML, Boffa MB, Summers K, Ibañez A, Mrkobrada M, Saposnik G, Kimpinski K, Whitehead SN, Sposato LA. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017; Nov 13 [Epub ahead of print].