Title: Medical Director, Regions Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center
Joined the Institute: 2014
Education and training: Medical school, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; master’s degree in neuropsychiatry, Ain Shams University; neurology/psychiatry residency, Ain Shams University; neurology residency, University of Minnesota; vascular neurology fellowship, University of Minnesota.
Overview/research interests: Clinical research in the diagnosis, early treatment, and secondary prevention of cerebrovascular diseases including ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attach, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage, with a special focus on quality improvement, disparity of care and minorities.
Current research activities and funding:
- STROKE AF (Medtronic)
- StrokeNet (NIH)
- MOST (NIH)
- SATURN (NIH)
- ASPIRE (NIH)
- CCR FAST (Regions Hospital)
- Cross-cultural adaptation of stroke education material to Hmong (Regions Hospital)