About Me

I am a Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina and I am the Medical Director of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) program at Wake Forest Baptist Health. I graduated from Army Medical College in Pakistan in 1989 and completed my neurology residency from Drexel University in Philadelphia. After completing my residency I completed a Fellowship in movement disorders and deep brain stimulation from McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida.

Currently I am a fellow of the American Neurological Association and American Academy of Neurology and Co-Chair of Functional Neurosurgery Group of Parkinson's disease Study Group (PSG). I have also been included in the Best Doctors in America and have been a Principal investigator in many clinical trials for Parkinson’s disease including trials on drugs, medical devices and gene therapy. 

My publications have appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Lancet Neurology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurology, Stroke, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery and written many book chapters.

Educational Program Involvement

Graduate Programs in Neuroscience
Program Research Interest: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Behavioral and Systems Neurobiology, Development and Plasticity, Molecular Neurobiology, Neurological Disease and Aging, Neuropharmacology, Sensory Neurobiology