Dr Sharma is an investigator in the Stroke program at the Population Health Research Institute and Hamilton Health Sciences. He is a stroke neurologist who completed his fellowship at McGill and the University of Ottawa. He has an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology and led the stroke program at the University of Ottawa prior to relocating to McMaster in 2013. Dr Sharma has an interest in clinical trials in secondary stroke prevention, covert stroke and economics of stroke care. He is the Chair of the Canadian Stroke Consortium and was the Deputy Director for Clinical affairs and Health Policy of the Canadian stroke Network, one of Canada’s Networks of Centers.