Dr. Leanne Casaubon completed her medical training at Dalhousie University in 1999 and went on to do Neurology Residency training, followed by a two-year stroke fellowship and a Master of Science with a focus in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Casaubon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is a Clinician Investigator and Neurologist in the Division of Neurology and the Stroke Program at the Toronto Western Hospital (TWH)/ University Health Network, which is the Regional Stroke Centre for the Toronto West Stroke Region. She is also the Director of the TIA and Minor Stroke (TAMS) Unit at TWH. Dr. Casaubon’s clinical research interests include stroke outcomes research, including evaluating prognostic factors such as glucose, sex/ gender differences in stroke outcomes, and ethnic/ cultural aspects of stroke care and outcomes. She is also involved in evaluating patient care models for improving secondary stroke prevention and participates in larger randomized clinical stroke trials.
Dr. Martin del Campo graduated from the National University of Mexico with an MD and completed training in Internal Medicine at Dalhousie University. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in epilepsy and EEG in London, Ontario. Dr. del Campo became a Community Neurologist in Ontario with part-time academic duties at Toronto Western Hospital, establishing the Epilepsy Surgery Program. In the community hospitals, he developed an interest in stroke and implemented thrombolysis in stroke shortly after its FDA approval in the United States. He participated as a principal investigator in numerous drug trials for acute stroke as a member of the Canadian Stroke Consortium.
Dr. del Campo presently holds a full time academic appointment with the University of Toronto, based at Toronto Western Hospital where he is part of the Stroke Team and Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. Nationally, he is a member of the Professional Development Committee on the Canadian Federation of Neurosciences, examiner for the Canadian Board of Registered EEG Technologists, and Chair of the EEG Section of the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology. His primary interests include treatment and investigation of epileptiform disorders, basic mechanisms of seizure generation and medical and interventional management of cerebrovascular disease and medical education.
Dr. Frank Silver, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Frank Silver is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Neurology at the University of Toronto. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1978 and completed a Neurology residency in Toronto in 1983. After a two-year fellowship at the Cerebrovascular Research Centre at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, Dr. Silver returned to Toronto to be on staff at the Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Silver is currently the Director of the University Health Network’s Stroke Program and the Medical Director of the Toronto West Stroke Region. Dr. Silver’s academic interests are in the areas of stroke management and improving stroke care delivery through regional organized care. He has been involved in the implementation and monitoring of many clinical trials in stroke. He is currently on the board of the Canadian Stroke Consortium. Dr. Silver was a past theme leader in the Canadian Stroke Network, and he is a co-principal investigator of the Ontario Stroke Registry (formerly the Registry of the Canadian Stroke Network). He is also founder and Medical Director of Ontario’s Telestroke program.