Professor Christopher Bladin is the Clinical Program Lead for the VST program. He is responsible for all aspects of the clinical and technical implementation of the program.
Prof Bladin is a neurologist who completed his specialist training at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne in 1991 followed by a Stroke Research Fellowship at Guy’s Hospital, London and in 1992, a Stroke Research Fellowship at University of Toronto, Canada.
As former Chairperson of the Department of Health’s Victorian Stroke Clinical Network Committee, he was responsible for the implementation of the Victorian Stroke Strategy. He was also the inaugural Chair, Department of Neurosciences (Box Hill Hospital-Monash University).
Prof Bladin is active in stroke research and is a past chairperson, and current committee member of the Australasian Stroke Trials Network (ASTN). He is involved in many NHMRC funded research studies. He has a special interest in stroke thrombolysis, acute stroke brain imaging, and stroke telemedicine.