Vladimir Hachinski, C.M., M.D. (University of Toronto), D.Sc., FRCPC, MSRC, is a professor of neurology and epidemiology and a distinguished university professor at Western University, Canada. He has transformed the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the two greatest threats to the brain: CVA and dementia. He has introduced a clinical diagnostic tool, the Hachinski Ischemic Score, which makes it possible to identify the treatable elements of dementia. With John Norris, he founded the first unit in the world, which has become a standard for care, for patients who have suffered an acute vascular accident. He has served as the editor in chief of Stroke, the principal publication in the field. He has published eighteen books and more than 800 often-cited scientific articles. He has served as president of the World Federation of Neurology. In 2017 he received the Prince Mahidol award and in 2018 he entered the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.