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Faculty - Noor A. Pirzada, M.D.

Program Director, Neurology Residency                                                                                     Dr. Noor Pirzada
Director, EMG laboratory



Myasthenia Gravis
Neuromuscular complications in the ICU
Diabetic Neuropathy
Botulinum toxin therapy
Drug induced Neurotoxicity 
Novel techniques for educating medical students and Neurology residents
Government Medical College, Kashmir, India, 1980 
Medicine Residency 
Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, Pennsylvania, 1991-1992
 Neurology Residency
Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1992-1995
EMG/Neuromuscular Disease, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1995-1996    
Professor, Medical University of Ohio/University of Toledo Medical College, 2001 - present
Assistant Professor, Medical University of Ohio, 1996 - 2001
United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties – Headache Medicine, October 2012
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Neuromuscular Medicine, September 2008 #147
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Vascular Neurology, May 2008 #588
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine 1997; Recertified 2007 # 2295
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Clinical Neurophysiology 1997; Recertified 2007 #904
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 1996; Recertified 2006 #42897
American Academy of Neurology
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Member of ABPN Neuromuscular Medicine Steering Committee 2013-Present
Member ACGME Neurology Milestones Committee 2011-Present
Co-Chair of organizing committee for American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) meeting 2011
Member of ABPN Vascular Neurology Steering Committee 2009-Present
Member of ABPN Credentialing Committee 2009-Present
Member of ABPN Communications Committee, 2009-Present
ABPN Liaison to Consortium of Neurology Program Directors (CNPD) 2009-Present
Elected as a Neurology Director on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) 2008–Present
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Question writing committee for the Neurology Board Examination 2008-Present 
Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (APBN) 2002-2013
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Training Program Examination Committee 2005-2008
Delegated Credentialing Committee, University of Toledo 2008-2010
Executive Curriculum Committee, Medical University of Ohio 2006
Curriculum Subcommittee for Medical Students years 3 and 4, 2000
Selection Committee for Deans Teaching Award, Medical University of Ohio 1999, 2004
Graduate Medical Education Committee, Medical University of Ohio 1998–Present
American Academy of Neurology Program Directors Consortium Recognition Award 2010
A. B. Baker national teaching award. Awarded by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2002
Visiting Professor of Neurologic Education to the Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN 2005
Dean’s Teaching Excellence award, University of Toledo, College of Medicine and Life Sciences 2012
Robert T Tidrick Golden Apple Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence in Clinical Sciences, University of Toledo 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009
Selected as Outstanding Neurology Attending Physician by Neurology Residents 2002-03; 2008-09; 2012-13; 2014-15
Sylvania School Mentor Appreciation Award 2001-2002
Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, Medical College of Ohio 1998
Other Awards and Honors:
Listed in Best Doctors in America 1998-2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2015
Ali I., Pirzada N. "Neurological complications associated with dialysis and chronic renal insufficiency," In Principles and practice of Dialysis. Hayes L., Ed. Williams and Wilkins Co. Baltimore. Second Edition.
Pirzada N., Medel M., Ali I. "Colchcine neuromyopathy in a patient with normal renal junction". Jr. Clincal Rheumatology 2001: 7:374-376.
Pirzada N., Ali I., Dafer R. "Fluorouracil induced neurotoxicity". Ann Pharmacother 2000.
Pirzada NA, Morgenlander J: Neuropathy in Chronic Renal Failure. Postgraduate Medicine, October 1997, 102(4):249-261.
Book Chapters:
Pirzada N. Myasthenia Gravis. In The 5 minute Neurology Consult. Lynn DJ, Newton HB, Rae-Grant AD eds. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Philadelphia 2012
The Neurology Examination. Pirzada N. and Pascuzzi R. in ABPN, past present and Future- 75th anniversary edition, American Psychiatric publishing 2011
Last Updated: 10/23/18