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:
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.
An EMG is a test to check how your muscles are working and involves having a needle placed into selected muscles.
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.
Wear clothes that allow easy access to the tops of your arms and legs otherwise you may need to change into a hospital gown.