Mohammed Almekhlafi

Assistant Professor

Clinical Neurosciences, Radiology

Community Health Sciences

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)


Contact information


Office: 403.944.3458

Web presence



Office : FMC1079

Preferred method of communication

Administrative Assistant:

Lori Herard
Ph: 403.944.3458

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Stroke
  • Endovascular thrombectomy
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Cerebral arteriovenous malformation.

Research activities

As an interventional stroke neurologist, my research has focused on improving the outcomes of endovascular therapy of cerebrovascular disorders through optimizing selection and threatments using available and novel imaging and therapeutic techniques. My areas of research interest include endovascular thrombectomy, brain aneurysms, carotid stenosis, and cerebral arteriovenous malformation. I am also interested in studying selective brain hypothermia and its neuroprotective effects.



  • License (interventional neurologist) Saudi Commission of Health Specialities 2014
  • Neurosonology (TCD) certification: The American Society of Neuroimaging 2012
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) 2011
  • License (Neurologist) College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta 2011
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Neurology) 2010
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate 2008
  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) 2007


O'Brien Institute for Public Health




  • Canada’s Governor General's Gold Medal, master’s level, UCalgary - 2013
  • McKinney Award; American Society of Neuroimaging - 2013
  • Faculty of Medicine Distinction Award - 2015
  • Research Distinction Award, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia - 2017