Division of Neurology
Dr. deVeber is a Paediatric Neurologist in the Children's Stroke Program and Division of Neurology, and a Senior Scientist in the Child Health Evaluation Sciences Program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She is a Professor of Paediatrics and a faculty member of The Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. Her career and research have focussed on stroke in newborns and children, defining the frequency, causes, treatments and outcomes of paediatric stroke. She initiated the Children’s Stroke Program at SickKids and several large multi-centre collaborative studies. These include the Canadian Paediatric Ischemic Stroke Registry and the International Paediatric Stroke Study (IPSS), a large international study of childhood stroke with over 6,000 children enrolled at over 201 enrolling centres spanning 45 countries in Asia, Europe and North and South America. She has mentored many young neurologists specializing in pediatric stroke, published and lectured extensively on this topic and garnered several prestigious awards for her research work.
Dr. deVeber moved to part-time practice in 2018 and currently runs a monthly Stroke Clinic at Sickkids while continuing to mentor and publish in pediatric stroke in her Senior Scientist position.
Dr. deVeber's career and research have focussed on stroke in newborns and children, and national and international building research networks in this area. Following the Canadian Paediatric Ischemic Stroke Registry, she initiated and led in the development of the International Paediatric Stroke Study (IPSS) across Asia, Europe and North and South America. As a Senior Scientist she continues to mentor her Sickkids and international colleagues and publish in paediatric stroke.
Education and experience
- 1991–1995: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
- 1994–1998: Consultant, Division of Neurology, SickKids, Toronto, ON
- 1998–Present: Staff Neurologist, SickKids, Toronto, ON
- 1998–2018: Director, Children’s Stroke Program, Division of Neurology, SickKids, Toronto, ON
- 2009–Present: Senior Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences and Neuroscience and Mental Health Programs, SickKids Research Institute, Toronto, ON
- 2019: Canadian Stroke Congress’s 2019 Hnatyshyn Lecture Award
Awarded annually to an individual who has made a significant and positive impact on health through his/her contribution to research, clinical care in any discipline, systems change and/or support for people with lived experience in the field of stroke in Canada
- 2014: Child Neurology Society’s 2014 Bernard Sachs Award
Awarded annually to a physician/scientist of international status who has done leading neuroscience research in childhood neurological disorders and is an outstanding teacher and scholar
- 2010: American Academy of Neurology Sidney Carter Award
Awarded every two years to an outstanding Paediatric Neurologist
- 2007: Canadian Pediatric Society Geoffrey C. Robinson Award
Awarded every two years for research making major contributions to children’s health
- 2017: Naveen Deshpande Lectureship, Vancouver, British Columbia
- 2017: Emery Lectureship, University of Vermont, Burlington Vermont
- 2016: Abby Stoddard Lectureship: Denver, CO
- 2015: Preston Robb Lectureship: Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, QC
- 2015: Bruce O. Berg Lectureship, University of California, San Francisco, CA
- 2015: Sarkowsky Lectureship, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
- 2010: Lillian V. Lee Presidential Lecture, Manila, Philippines
- Felling R, Rafay M, Bernard T, Carpenter J, Dlamini N, Hassanein S, Jordan L, Noetzel M, Rivkin M, Shapiro K, Slim M, deVeber G on behalf of the International Pediatric Stroke Study Group. Predicting recovery and outcome after pediatric stroke: Results from the International Pediatric Stroke Study. Annals of Neurology 2020;87:840–852
- Slim M, Fox CK, Friefeld S, Dlamini N, Westmacott R, Moharir M, MacGregor M, and deVeber G on behalf of the SIPS Investigators Validation of the Pediatric Stroke Outcome Measure for classifying overall neurological deficit. Pediatr Res. 2020 Mar 16. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-0842-5. Online ahead of print
- deVeber GA, Kirkham F.J., Shannon K, Brandão LR, Sträter R, Kenet G, Clausnizer H, Moharir M, Kausch M, Askalan R, MacGregor D, Stoll M, Torge A, Dlamini N, Ganesan V, Prengler M, Singh J, and Nowak-Göttl U. Recurrent stroke: the role of thrombophilia in a large international pediatric stroke population. Haematologica. 2019 Aug;104(8):1676-1681
- Ferriero DM Co-Chair, Fullerton HJ Co-Chair, Bernard TJ, Billinghurst, L, Daniels SR, DeBaun MR, deVeber GA, Ichord RN, Jordan LC, Massicotte PM, Meldau J, Roach ES, and Smith ER, on behalf of the American Heart Association Stroke Council and Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing. AHA Scientific Statement. Management of Stroke in Neonates and Children. Stroke 2019;50 Mar;50(3):e51-e96
- Beslow L, Dowling M, Hassanein S, Zafeiriou D, Sun L, Kopyta I, Chan A, Biller J, Lynch J, Grabowski E, Titomanlio L, Kolk A, Abdalla A, Mackay M, deVeber G. Mortality after Pediatric Arterial Ischemic Stroke: International Pediatric Stroke Study Results. Pediatrics. 2018 May;141(5). pii: e20174146. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-4146.
- 2017–2022: SickKids PI G. deVeber/Noma Dlamini. Grant PI Heather Fullerton. Vascular Effects of Infection in pediatric stroke (VIPS) II. NINDS R01 NS104094.
- 2019–2024: Sickkids Co-Principal Investigator G. deVeber. Grant PI Noma Dlamini. Auxilium Foundation Grant: Canadian Pediatric Ischemic Stroke Registry: Risk Factors, Treatments and Outcomes. Matching Grant