Weir, Dr Nicolas

Nicolas WeirMD MSc MRCP

Specialty

Neurology

Sub-specialty

Stroke

Training and education

Sheffield University Medical School, graduated 1991
Research (MD thesis and MSc) Edinburgh University 1996-2000
Specialist Registrar in Neurology, Sheffield 2000-2003
Fellowship in Acute Stroke, Calgary, Canada 2004

Experience

Dr Weir has worked for the Trust since June 2009.

My MD research project investigated the use of various tools that might be used to routinely measure the quality of stroke care;I have an MSc in Epidemiology; and whilst in Edinburgh I worked within the Stroke Research Group.  After that, I returned to Sheffield to complete my training as a neurologist.  I then undertook a fellowship in acute stroke in Calgary in Canada, where I was exposed to a ‘state of the art’ system for providing hyperacute investigations and treatments for stroke and TIA.  I returned to the UK to work as a locum consultant neurologist for one year and then returned to Calgary to work as an Attending Stroke Neurologist for just over the last 3 years.  

Key awards and prizes

Prize Medal for Clinical Medicine And Surgery, Sheffield University, 1991

Research

My initial research interests lay in trying to understand variations in outcome after stroke between countries and between centres.  More recently i have published on various aspects of acute stroke care;the aetiology of stroke and secondary prevention.  My current main interests lie in acute stroke therapies and trying to better understand cryptogenic stroke.