Principal Investigator

Rajat (Raj) Dhar, MD, FRCPC

Professor of Neurology

Originally from Delhi, India, Raj Dhar, MD studied in the Arts & Sciences program at McMaster University from 1994 to 1997, having received the National Canada scholarship. He remained in Canada and entered McMaster University School of Medicine, graduating in 2000. In 2005, he completed his neurology residency at the University of Western Ontario. During this time he taught a course for medical students on Neurological Emergencies and received the Teaching Honor Roll Award of Excellence. From 2005-2007, he was a fellow in Neurological Critical Care at Washington University School of Medicine under Michael Diringer, MD.

For his cutting-edge research applying PET imaging to study brain physiology after subarachnoid hemorrhage, he was awarded the Best Scientific Abstract Award in 2008 and 2010 from the Neurocritical Care Society. He received an American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant and then a KL2 grant.In 2017, he was the recipient of a K-23 career development award from the NINDS to study Prediction and Genetics of Cerebral Edema after Hemispheric Stroke.

Currently, Dhar is a Professor of Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis and an Attending Physician in the Neurology/Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Vascular Neurology and from the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties in Neurocritical Care. He currently serves as Chair of the Scientific Committee for the annual meeting of the Neurocritical Care Society and Chair of the Organ Donation Research Council.


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