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Amy Yu
Amy Yu

Senior scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room A4 55
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Fax: 416-480-5753

Administrative Assistant: Marivel Magsino
Phone: 416-480-4866
Fax: 416-480-5753


  • M.D.,C.M., 2008, medicine (Med-P), McGill University, Canada
  • Stroke fellowship, 2016, Calgary stroke program, University of Calgary, Canada
  • M.Sc., 2017, health services research, University of Calgary, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  • Stroke and transient ischemic attack
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Health services research
  • Health quality assessment
  • Patient-centred health outcomes

Research Summary:

Dr. Amy Yu is a clinician-scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute and an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Her research focuses on minor strokes and transient ischemic attacks as well as atrial fibrillation related to cerebrovascular outcomes. She uses health services research methods, including the linkage of large administrative datasets, to study cerebrovascular diseases in the population, disease surveillance and healthcare quality outcome assessment.

Her research is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Her work has been recognized by the European Stroke Organization Young Investigator Award, the Canadian Women’s Heart, Brain and Vascular Health Investigator Award, the Heart and Stroke National New Investigator Award and Henry J. M. Barnett Scholarship.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Yu AYX, Penn AM, Lesperance ML, Croteau NS, Balshaw RF, Votova L, Maximilian BB, Penn M, Saly V, Hegedus J, Zerna C, Klourfeld E, Bilston L, Hong AM, Coutts SB – on behalf of the SpecTRA study group. Sex differences in the presentation and outcomes after transient ischemic attacks and minor strokes. JAMA Neurology. 2019.
  2. Yu AYX, Kapral MK, Fang J, Redelmeier DA. Increased risk of traffic injury after a cerebrovascular event. Stroke. 2018 Oct 19;49(0).
  3. Yu AYX, Rogers E, Wang M, Sajobi TT, Coutts SB, Menon BK, Hill MD, Smith EE. Population-based study of home-time by stroke type and correlation with modified Rankin score. Neurology. 2017 Nov 7;89(19):1970–1976.
  4. Yu AYX, Malo S, Svenson LW, Wilton SB, Hill MD. Temporal trends in the use and comparative effectiveness of direct oral anticoagulant agents versus warfarin for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: a Canadian population-based study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Oct 28;6(11):e007129.
  5. Yu AYX, Holodinsky JK, Zerna C, Svenson LW, Jetté N, Quan H, Hill MD. The use and utility of administrative health data for stroke research and surveillance. Stroke. 2016 Jul;47(7):1946–1952.


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