Breakfast with Dr Sonu Bhaskar
Dr Sonu Bhaskar is a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Sydney and also it's membership Director.
Dr Sonu Bhaskar is an award-winning clinician-scientist, academic neurologist and healthcare executive with a specialisation in vascular neurology and neuroradiology and a researcher with a strong focus on neurovascular imaging, (neuro)-epidemiology and health-systems
Dr Bhaskar is the Founding Director and Chair of Governance Board of NSW Brain Clot Bank – a flagship world’s first initiative established with the funding from the NSW Ministry of Health in partnership with NSW Health Pathology, local health districts (LHDs), comprehensive stroke centres, NSW State-wide Biobank and medical research institutes in NSW. Dr Bhaskar leads the Neurovascular Imaging Laboratory and holds conjoint affiliations at the Department of Neurology & Neurophysiology,Liverpool Hospital, South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney. Prior to moving to South Western Sydney, Dr Bhaskar has had worked at world's leading university hospitals and research institutes in Australia, Europe and Asia. He has successfully led many novel initiatives with broader policy implications.
Dr Bhaskar has attracted substantial funding through competitive fellowships and project grants. He has been the recipient of prestigious national and international awards including EU Marie Curie fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Health fellowship, Dutch Ministry Top Talent Award in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Innovation and Prof AR Rao Young Scientist Award.
He is the two-time winner of the recently awarded 2019 European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Investigator award. Dr Bhaskar is a member of prestigious societies including the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), American Neurological Association (ANA) and International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (ISCBFM). Dr Bhaskar's work has been published in several prestigious journals including Nature Scientific Reports, Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, BMC Neurology, Clinical Science and Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.
Dr Bhaskar founded Neurology Talkies – a novel program dedicated to improving awareness of neurological diseases through community engagement. In 2019, Dr Bhaskar was selected to deliver two Neurology Talkies talks at Liverpool and Carnes Hill Library, for Inspiring Australia’s Talking Science Series, as part of Sydney Science Festival in National Science Week.
Dr Bhaskar sits on boards of several community service organisations. Dr Bhaskar has been featured on Sydney Morning Herald, 9 News and ABC News. Dr Bhaskar is passionate about volunteering, diversity & inclusion, thought leadership, humane and ethical innovation and patient-centred care.
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