Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Pediatric Stroke
  • Pediatric Neurology

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Director, Stanford Pediatric Stroke Program, Stanford University (2011 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS) Scholarship, NINDS Clinical Trial Methods Course in Neurology, Vail, Colorado (2011)
  • Clinical Research Fellowship Salary Award, Thrombosis Interest Group of Canada (2009)
  • William Logan Resident Teaching Award, Hospital for Sick Children (2009)
  • Prichard Day Award for Excellence in Research, First Prize, Hospital for Sick Children (2008)
  • Florence E. Heighway Summer Research Award, University of British Columbia (2002)
  • Ethlyn Trapp Memorial Scholarship of Medicine, University of British Columbia (2001)
  • Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher Scholarship, University of Victoria (1998)

Professional Education


  • Fellowship:University of Toronto (2011) Canada
  • M.S., Stanford University, Masters in Clinical Trial Design and Epidemiology (2013)
  • Fellowship, University of Toronto, Pediatric Stroke (2011)
  • Residency:University of Toronto (2009) Canada
  • Medical Education:University of British Columbia (2004) BCCanada

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


My clinical research interests focus on the field of pediatric stroke, and include causes of arteriopathies, novel neuroimaging techniques for the diagnosis of arteriopathies, and maximizing functional outcome after stroke in children. As a member of the International Pediatric Stroke Study, we contribute to an international database of children following stroke, thereby facilitating multi-centered research in this area.

Research Projects


  • International Pediatric Stroke Study (IPSS)

    Start Date

    4/11/2013

    Location

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • BrainWorks

    Start Date

    4/11/2013

    Location

    Stanford, Callifornia

  • Thrombolysis in Pediatric Stroke (TIPS)

    Time Period

    4/1/2013 - Present

    Location

    Stanford, CA

    Organization

    Stanfiord University

  • Vascular Effects of Infection in Pediatric Stroke (VIPS)

    Time Period

    4/1/2013 - Present

    Location

    Stanford, CA

Publications

Journal Articles


  • Long-term Outcomes of Pediatric Ischemic Stroke in Adulthood Journal of Child Neurology Elbers J, deVeber G, Pontigon AM & Moharir M.
  • Placental Pathology and Neonatal Stroke. Pediatrics Elbers J, Viero S, MacGregor D, deVeber G, & Moore AM 2011; 127 (3): 722-9
  • Brain biopsy characteristics in children with small vessel central nervous system vasculitis Annals of Neurology Elbers J, Halliday W, Hawkins C, Hutchinson C, & Benseler SM 2010; 68 (5): 602-610
  • Navigating an International Research Elective in a Resource-Poor Setting Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences Elbers J 2010; 37 (6): 909-911
  • . Treatment of small vessel primary CNS vasculitis in children: An open-label cohort study. Lancet Neurology Hutchinson C, Elbers J, Halliday W, Branson H, Laughlin S, Armstrong D, Hawkins C 2010; 9 (11): 1078-1084
  • The ages and stages questionnaires: Feasibility of use as a screening tool for children in Canada Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine Elbers J, Macnab A, McLeod E, & Gagnon F 2008; 13 (1): 9-14
  • Central nervous system vasculitis in children. Current Opinion in Rheumatology Elbers J, Benseler SM 2008; 20 (1): 47-54
  • A 12-year prospective study of childhood herpes simplex encephalitis: Is there a broader spectrum of disease? Pediatrics Elbers J, Bitnun A, Richardson S, Ford-Jones L, & Tellier R 2007; 119 (2): e399-e407

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