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Faculty - Imran I. Ali, M.D.

Imran Ali, M.D.Vice Chair and Professor of Neurology 
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Director, Student Clerkship
Director of Epilepsy and Neurophysiology, The Toledo Hospital


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


M.D.: Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan 1984-1989
Internship: West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown, West Virginia 1990-1991
Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill 1991-1994
Fellowship: 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: 11/9/18