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  • Dr. Alex Jahangirvand

    MD, FRCPC, CSCN Diplomate (EMG)
    Neuromuscular Specialist

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Dr. Alex Jahangirvand, Neurologist

Dr. Alex Jahangirvand

MD, FRCPC, CSCN Diplomate (EMG)

Dr. Alex Jahangirvand completed his Neurology Residency Training at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, where he was chief resident from 2013-14. During his time in residency he was the recipient of the Medical Class of 1939 Resident Teacher Award in Medicine, the recipient of the Clinical Resident of the Year Award, and three time recipient of the Rajput Neurology Research Award. He later completed a Neuromuscular Medicine and Electromyography (EMG) Fellowship at Harvard Medical School.

He obtained speciality certification (FRCPC) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and obtained his Diplomate in EMG from the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists.

He is the District Medical Lead at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) and Simcoe Stroke Program. He is also an attending neurologist at RVH, consulting with inpatients and working at the Stroke Prevention Clinic.

The scope of his practice at Barrie Neurology Clinic includes general neurology, including headache, stroke, seizure and epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and dementia.

He has a special interest in neuromuscular medicine, including nerve compression or injury (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), nerve root injury (such as sciatia), and with other problems of the muscles or nerves. Less common medical conditions include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), myasthenia gravis, and muscular dystrophy. The Barrie Neurology Clinic is fully equipped with a state-of-art EMG laboratory.

Dr. Jahangirvand has an academic interest in medical education. He regularly teaches and mentors rotating medical students and residents.

Dr. Jahangirvand's Memberships include:

  • Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation (CNSF)
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  • Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN)
  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
  • Canadian Headache Society (CHS)
  • Movement Disorders Society (MDS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MSSD)
  • Canadian Pain Society (CPS)

Nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG)

Information and advice for patients


What is a nerve conduction study (NCS)?

A NCS is a test to check how your nerves are working. It involves pads/ rings being placed on your skin which cause a tingling/tapping and then recording how your nerves respond. After the NCS you may also need an electromyography (EMG) test, but it is not always necessary.

What is an electromyography (EMG)?

An EMG is a test to check how your muscles are working and involves having a needle placed into selected muscles.

What are the risks of these tests?

There is a risk that you may feel slight tenderness where the needle was inserted after an EMG, but this only occurs very occasionally. In very exceptional cases there may be some slight bruising, which resolves quickly.

Neurology patient

Preparing for the tests

Wear clothes that allow easy access to the tops of your arms and legs otherwise you may need to change into a hospital gown.

  • It is best to wear loose clothing that is easy to remove. Do not wear long underwear, pantyhose etc. You may bring a pair of loose-fitting shorts and t-shirt if you wish.
  • Do not wear too much jewellery as you may need to remove it all for the test.
  • Due to the length of the tests, please use the washroom before being examined.
  • Continue to take any medicines as usual and bring a list of these with you to the appointment.
  • Please let us know If you have a pacemaker or are taking blood-thinning medications (such as warfarin).
  • Try and make sure your hands and feet are warm for the test by wearing gloves and socks.
  • Do not apply creams or ointments on the day of the test as they can make it difficult to get a good reading.
  • After the tests you will be able to go back to your normal activities.

EMG Requisition Form

This patient requisition form is available in editable PDF format which can be filled out digitally on your computer with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Upon completion of the digital form, please print and fax the form to our office at 705-503-5801

Clinic Location

Address: 480 Huronia Road, Suite 204
Barrie, Ontario, L4N 6M2

Phone: (705) 503-5800

Fax: (705) 503-5801