Faculty - Imran I. Ali, M.D.

Vice Chair and Professor of Neurology
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 
Director, Student Clerkship


Epilepsy in Adults
Status Epilepticus
Epilepsy Surgery
Vagal Nerve Stimulation for Treatment of Epilepsy
Neuroimaging in Epilepsy
Bone Density and Antiepileptic Medications
Neurologic Education

Imran Ali MD
Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan 1984-1989

West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown, West Virginia 1990-1991

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill 1991-1994

Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1994-1996
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Toledo, 2013-present
Associate Dean for Medical Education, Professionalism and Diversity, University of Toledo, College of Medicine 2/2007-present
Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Toledo, College of Medicine 1/2007-present
Assistant Dean for Clinical Undergraduate Medical Education, University of Toledo 7/2006-present
Associate Professor, Department of  Neurology, Medical College of Ohio 2001-2007
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Medical College of Ohio, Tenure awarded 7/2004
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Medical College of Ohio 1996-2001
Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1994-1996
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 1996, Recertified 2006
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology 1996
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Added Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology 1999, Recertified 2009
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Certification in Epilepsy 2013


Institutional (Select):


Chair, Clinical Curriculum Committee, 2002-2004

Clinical Curriculum Committee, 1997-present

LCME Steering Committee, 2012-2013

Global Health Committee, 2012-present

M.D. /Ph.D. Committee, 2012-present

Medical Student Conduct and Ethics Committee, 2012-present

Medical Student Scholarship and Awards Committee, 2012-present

Health Care Strategic Planning Committee, 2010

Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2007-present

Senior Leadership Team College of Medicine (COM), 2007-present

Chair, Diversity and Professionalism Advisory Council, UT COM, 2009-present

Chair, Deans Teaching Awards Committee, 2006-2008, 2012, 2013

Chair, Clerkship Coordinators Committee, 2009-present

Medical Student Promotions Committee COM, 2009-present

Chair, Faculty Professionalism Committee (ad-hoc), 2009-present


National (select):


Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Neurology, 2011-present

RRC Program Requirement Review Subcommittee in Clinical Neurophysiology, 2012-13

RRC Program Development Subcommittee in Epilepsy, 2012-13

Board of Directors, American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ACNS), 2013

American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Fellowship and Residency Education Committee, 2013

Chair, Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors, 2007-2010

Chair, American Academy of Neurology (AAN)Undergraduate Education Subcommittee, 2009-present

AAN Education Committee, 2009-present

AAN A.B. Baker Section on Neurological Education, 2007-present

AAN Neuroncology Topic Work Group Chair, 2013

AAN Headache Topic Work Group Chair, 2012-present

AAN Neuroimaging Topic Work Group Member, 2012-present

AAN Animal Studies Task Force, 2009-2012

AAN Education Research Subcommittee, 2009-present

AAN Undergraduate Education Subcommittee, 2007-present

Chair-Elect, Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors, 2006-2007

ACNS Annual Meeting Planning Committee, 2010

Alliance for Clinical Education Executive Council, 2006-2012

Alliance for Clinical Education Publication Subcommittee, 2007-present

ACNS Continuing Medical Education Committee, 2006-2009

ABRET Board of Directors 2006-2008

AES/ACNS Scientific Program Committee, 2005-2007

AAN Scientific Program Review Committee, 2005-present

American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology Examination Review Committee, 2005-present

National Board of Medical Examiners Neurology Subject Examination Reviewer, 2004-2006

ACNS Planning Committee, 2004-2006

ACNS Scientific Program Review Committee, 2004-2007

Representative for Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors (CNCD) to Alliance for Clinical Education (ACE), 2003-present

Examiner, American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, 2003-present

Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2002-present

American Epilepsy Society (AES) Practice Committee, 1999-2002

Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors, 1999-present




Best Doctors in America 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
American Academy of Neurology Clerkship Director Teaching Award 2012
American Academy of Neurology Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors Recognition Award 2011
Fellow, American Academy of Neurology 2009
AAN National Leadership Development Program 2008
Leonard P. Tow Humanism in Medicine Award 2007, 2014
Fellow, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society 2006
American Academy of Neurology and A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award 2005
Robert T. Tidrick Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence in Clinical Sciences 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014
Special Hooder for Class of 2012, 2013, 2014 (elected by Class of 2012, 2013, 2014)
Gold Humanism in Medicine Award, 2014
AOA Honor Medical Society 2011
Nominated for AAMC Gold Humanism in Medicine Award from UT 2011-12
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education 2010
Papers (Peer Reviewed):
Vaughn Bradley V and Ali Imran. Sleep and Epilepsy: Opportunities for Diagnosis and Treatment. Neurology Clinics of North America 2012; 30(4): 1249-74
Hammoud Maya M, Dalrymple John L, Christener Jennifer G, Stewart Robyn, Fisher Jonathan, Margo Katherine, Ali Imran I, Briscoe G, and Pangaro Louis N. Medical Student Documentation in EHR: A Collaborative Statement from The Alliance for Clinical Education. Teaching & Learning in Medicine 2012; 24:257-266. 
Ali Imran I, Herial NA, Orris M, Horrigan T, Tietjen GE. Migraine Prophylaxis with Topiramate and Bone Health. Headache 2011; 51:613-6.
Ali Imran I, Shriner C, Gold, J. University of Toledo College of Medicine. Academic Medicine 2010; 85: s456-459.
Book Editor:
Guidebook for Clerkship Directors. 4th Edition, 2012. Gegensatz Press. Bruce Z. Morgenstern, MD, Chief Editor. Imran I Ali MD, Michael Cahalane MD, Maya Hammoud, MD, Lyuba Konopasek MD, Shahram Lotfipour MD, Douglas S. Paaw, Beat Steiner MD and Nutan Vadiya MD, Co-Editors.
Scientific Platform Presentations: 
Shekhar R, Biecszad J, Khubchandani J, Dayananthan A, Dennis M, Brickman K, Ali I.
Cumulative Radiation Exposure in Epilepsy Patients: A Retrospective Analysis of Computerized Axial Tomography. Presented 63rd AAN Meeting, Hawaii, 2011. 
Ali I, Herial N, Shriner C, Tietjen G, Pirzada N. Correlation of Standardized Patient Evaluation With Clinical and Objective Assessment in a Neurology Clerkship. S06.002. Student 
Non Peer reviewed Presentations:
Goldsmith A, McSweeny AJ, Dennis M, Ali I. A pilot study of neural substrates involved in the processing of external versus internal generated affective stimuli as revealed by functional magnetic resonance imaging. VIII Annual Research Symposium in Psychiatry, Psychology & Behavioral Science. Medical College of Ohio April 12, 2001
Verappan V, Pirzada N, Koffman B, Ali I. Amantadine for treatment of akinetic mutism secondary to hypoglycemia. VIII Annual Research Symposium in Psychiatry, Psychology & Behavioral Science, Medical College of Ohio April 12, 2001.
Poster Presentations:
Cole K, Ali I. Implementation of an Epilepsy Self-Management Protocol in the Outpatient Neurology Clinic. Presented at AAN 2012
Perven G, Nair S, Ramsey-Williams V, Ali I. Treatment of Acute Repetitive Seizures and Non-convulsive Status Epilepticus with Lacosamide. Presented at AES 2011 
Research in Medical Education (RIME) Reviewer, AAMC 2009-2012
Editorial Board-Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences, 2006-present
Reviewer-Epilepsy and Behavior, 2006-present
Ad hoc reviewer- BioMed Central, 2006
American Epilepsy Society Scientific Abstract Reviewer, 2005-2007
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Scientific Abstract Reviewer, 2004-2008
American Academy of Neurology Educational Program Abstract Reviewer, 2004-present
Chronic effects of antiepileptic therapy
Bone health and AED
Status Epilepticus
Medical Student Neurological Education
Epilepsy in Women
Last Updated: 6/9/16