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Mahendra Moharir

Mahendra Moharir

Title: Clinical Director, Division of Neurology and Paediatric Stroke Program
Designations: MBBS, MD, M.Sc., FRACP
Alternate Contact Name: Jennifer Hyde
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7721
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U of T Positions: Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine


Dr. Moharir is the Clinical Director of the Division of Neurology and the inpatient and ambulatory service physician lead, stroke program clinical lead and QI lead.


Moharir’s research interests include paediatric stroke in general with focus on stroke outcome research, neuroimaging, cerebral sinovenous thrombosis and PHACES syndrome.

Education and experience

  • 2009–present: Staff Physician, Division of Neurology, Dept. of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
  • 2009: FRACP, Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Pediatrics and Child Health Division, Australia
  • 2008–2009: Staff Specialist, Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
  • 2006: M.Sc., Institute of Medical Science, University Of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1998: M.D., Paediatrics, Grant Medical College & Sir J.J Group of Hospitals, University of Mumbai, Bombay, India
  • 1997: D.C.H, Diploma in Child Health, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Bombay, India
  • 1996: MBBS, University of Mumbai (Bombay), India


  • Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
  • Co-Investigator, International Pediatric Stroke Study
  • Founding Member, International Pediatric Stroke Organization
  • Founding Member, Pediatric Neurohospitalist Committee
  • Nominated for the SickKids 2019 President’s Award as member of the Stroke Program
  • 2015 International Collaborative Award for Research, Pediatric Academic Societies
  • Winner of the SickKids 2012 Dept of Paediatrics Junior Faculty Award
  • Paper (Anticoagulants in Pediatric Cerebral Sinovenous Thrombosis: Safety and Outcomes, Moharir et al, Annals of Neurology, 2010) rated as one of the top papers in the field of child neurology for 2010 ( Vol 10 January 2011).


  1. Anatomical Venous Variants in Children With Cerebral Sinovenous Thrombosis. Kouzmitcheva E, Andrade A, Muthusami P, Shroff M, MacGregor DL, deVeber G, Dlamini N, Moharir M. Stroke. 2018 Dec 3:STROKEAHA118023482. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.023482. Online ahead of print. PMID: 30580715
  2. Child Neurology: Mimics of cerebral sinovenous thrombosis: A pediatric case series. Kouzmitcheva E, Krishnan P, Dlamini N, deVeber G, MacGregor DL, Moharir M.Neurology. 2018 Oct 16;91(16):e1545-e1548. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000006363.PMID: 30323079
  3. Arterial Wall Imaging in Pediatric Stroke. Dlamini N, Yau I, Muthusami P, Mikulis DJ, Elbers J, Slim M, Askalan R, MacGregor D, deVeber G, Shroff M,Moharir M. Stroke. 2018 Apr;49(4):891-898. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.019827. Epub 2018 Mar 16.PMID: 29581340
  4. What is the Future of Pediatric Neurology in Canada? Resident and Faculty Perceptions of Training and Workforce Issues. Doja A, Clarkin C, Whiting S,Moharir M. Can J Neurol Sci. 2016 Jul;43(4):549-53. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2016.6. Epub 2016 Mar 14.PMID: 26972229
  5. Anticoagulants in pediatric cerebral sinovenous thrombosis: a safety and outcome study. Moharir MD, Shroff M, Stephens D, Pontigon AM, Chan A, MacGregor D, Mikulis D, Adams M, deVeber G.Ann Neurol. 2010 May;67(5):590-9. doi: 10.1002/ana.21936.PMID: 20437556 
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