Dr Nawaf Yassi is a stroke neurologist and stroke research fellow based at the Melbourne Brain Centre at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Dr Yassi has a special interest in using advanced neuroimaging techniques in the investigation of acute stroke and in predicting clinical outcome after stroke. He is involved in the acute stroke service at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and is currently completing a PhD focusing on advanced imaging in stroke. He holds an Australian Postgraduate Award for his postgraduate study and also received the Neurosciences Victoria Brain and Mind Scholarship in 2012. He has an interest and is actively involved in medical education as an honorary fellow of the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.