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Dr. Mark Boulos
Dr. Mark Boulos, MD FRCPC CSCN(EEG) MSc

Associate Professor and Staff Neurologist

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

Phone: 416-480-4473
Fax: 416-480-5753


  • BSc, 2002 - University of Toronto, Bachelor of Science
  • MD, 2006 - University of Toronto, Doctor of Medicine
  • FRCPC, 2011 - University of Toronto, Adult neurology residency
  • Diplomate, 2012 - Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (CSCN) - Electroencephalography
  • MSc, 2013 - University of Toronto, Institute of Medical Science, Master of Science
  • Clinical Research Fellowship, 2013 - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Stroke and sleep neurology

    Appointments and Affiliations:

    • 2011 - 2013: Clinical Associate (Neurology), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    • 2013 - 2022: Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, University of Toronto
    • 2013 - present: Staff Neurologist (Neurology), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    • 2022 – present: Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, University of Toronto

    Research Focus:

    • Association of sleep disorders with transient ischemic attack (TIA), stroke, dementia/cognitive impairment, and other neurological disorders
    • Neurophysiological aspects of sleep (e.g., electroencephalography, eye and limb movement detection)
    • Home and in-hospital sleep monitoring
    • Establishing normative values for sleep studies.
    • Developing novel approaches to manage sleep disorders

    Selected Publications:

    See current publications list at PubMed.

    1. Boulos MI. The case for improving the detection and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea following stroke. CMAJ. 2023 Mar 14;195(10):E374-E375.
    2. Boulos MI, Kamra M, Colelli DR, Kirolos N, Gladstone DJ, Boyle K, Sundaram A, Hopyan JJ, Swartz RH, Mamdani M, Loong D, Isaranuwatchai W, Murray BJ, Thorpe KE. SLEAP SMART (Sleep Apnea Screening Using Mobile Ambulatory Recorders After TIA/Stroke): A Randomized Controlled Trial. Stroke. 2022 Mar 1;53(3):710-718.
    3. Boulos MI, Dharmakulaseelan L, Brown DL, Swartz RH. Trials in Sleep Apnea and Stroke: Learning From the Past to Direct Future Approaches. Stroke. 2021 Jan 1;52(1):366-372.
    4. Boulos MI, Jairam T, Kendzerska T, Im J, Mekhael A, Murray BJ. Normal polysomnography parameters in healthy adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Respir Med. 2019 Jun 1;7(6):533-543.
    5. Boulos MI, Murray BJ, Muir RT, Gao F, Szilagyi GM, Huroy M, Kiss A, Walters AS, Black SE, Lim AS, Swartz RH. Periodic Limb Movements and White Matter Hyperintensities in First-Ever Minor Stroke or High Risk TIA. Sleep. 2017 Mar 1;40(3).