Professor Vincent Thijs

Heidelberg Campus
245 Burgundy Street
Heidelberg Victoria 3084

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Professor Vincent Thijs is a stroke neurologist and clinician researcher specialising in stroke with more than 15 years of experience in the field. In his career as a clinician, he has led stroke units in Belgium and is now the Head of Stroke at Austin Health. He is the co-head of the Stroke Theme at The Florey.

Vincent’s main research topics include acute stroke imaging, genetics of stroke, atrial fibrillation and cryptogenic stroke.

Career highlights

  • Published in top tier journals NEJM, Lancet, Nature Medicine, Nature Genetics, and Lancet Neurology
  • Published more than 30 articles in the leading journal in the field of stroke
  • Member of  steering committees for 10 randomised clinical trials (MITI-IV, WAKEUP, SCAST, TASTE, AXIS2, REACT-AF, DIAGNOSE-AF, SOCRATES, RESPECT-ESUS, TEXAIS)
  • National coordinator of more than 10 trials both in the field of acute stroke and secondary prevention of stroke

Research publications


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