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Amy Yu
Amy Yu

Associate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room A442
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6100, ext. 4866
Fax: 416-480-5753

Administrative Assistant: Sarah Zaidi
Phone: 416-480-6100, ext. 4866


  • 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 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.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Yu AYX, Quan H, McRae A, Wagner GO, Hill MD, Coutts SB. A cohort study on physician documentation and the accuracy of administrative data coding to improve passive surveillance of transient ischemic attacks. BMJ Open. 2017 Jul 2;7(6):e015234. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015234.
  2. Yu AYX, Lindsay PM, Kamal N, Fang J, Coutts SB, Hill MD. Shifting trend of transient ischemic attack admission and prognosis in Canada. Can J Neurol Sci. 2017 Jul. doi:10.1017/cjn.2016.305.
  3. Yu AYX, Zerna C, Assis Z, Holodinsky JK, Randhawa PA, Najm M, Goyal M, Menon BK, Demchuk AM, Coutts SB, Hill MD. Multiphase CT angiography increases detection of intracranial occlusion in acute ischemic stroke. Neurology. 2016 Aug 9;87(6):609–16.
  4. 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.
  5. Yu AYX, Malo S, Wilton S, Parkash R, Svenson LW, Hill MD. Anticoagulation reduces population risk of stroke and mortality in incident atrial fibrillation: a population-based cohort study. CMAJ Open. 2016 Jan;4(1):E1–E6.

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