Department of Neurology

Faculty - Imran I. Ali, M.D.

aliProfessor and Clair Martig Endowed Chair of Neurology
Chair, Department of Neurology, ProMedica Metro Region
 

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

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS 

Clair Martig Endowed Chair, Department of Neurology, 2019-
Section Head and Service Chief of Neurology, ProMedica Toledo Hospital, 2019
Inaugural Chair, Department of Medical Education, 2017-2019
Vice Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education University of Toledo, College of Medicine, Toledo, Ohio, 07/2016-6/2019

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Toledo, 2013-2016
Associate Dean for Medical Education, Professionalism and Diversity, University of Toledo, College of Medicine, 2/2007-07/2014
Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Toledo, College of Medicine, 1/2007-present
Assistant Dean for Clinical Undergraduate Medical Education, University of Toledo, 7/2006-02/2007
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

CERTIFICATIONS

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1996, Recertified 2006 & 2016
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, 1996
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Added Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology, 1999, Recertified 2009 & 2019
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Certification in Epilepsy, 2013

Committee Memberships

National (select)

American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS)
Council of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS), 2016-2018
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) Annual Meeting Planning Committee, 2004-2006, 2010, 2014-2017
ACNS Continuing Medical Education Committee, 2006-2009

ACNS Scientific Program Review Committee, 2004-2007

National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
USMLE Neurosciences/Neurology Exam Writing Committee, NBME, 2015-2018
USMLE Test Material Development Committee, 2015-2018
National Board of Medical Examiners Neurology Subject Examination Reviewer, 2004-2006

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Residency Review Committee for Neurology, 2011-2017
Chair, Residency Review Committee Milestones Committee for Epilepsy, 2014
Residency Review Committee Milestones Committee for Clinical Neurophysiology, 2013
ACGME Residency Review Committee Program Requirement Review Subcommittee in Clinical Neurophysiology, 2012-2013
ACGME Residency Review Committee Program Development Subcommittee in Epilepsy, 2012-2013

American Epilepsy Society (AES)
American Epilepsy Society Student and Resident Education Committee, 2013-2018
AES/ACNS Joint Scientific Program Committee, 2005-2007
American Epilepsy Society - Practice Committee, 1999-2002 

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
AAN Task Force & Pipeline Work Group, 2016-present
Vice Chair AB Baker Section of the American Academy of Neurology, 2016-2018
AAN Research Methodology, Education, and History Topic Work Group, 2017
American Academy of Neurology Representative to Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS), AAMC, 2013-2015
Chair, AAN Neuro-Oncology Topic Work Group, 2013-2015
Chair, American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Undergraduate Education Subcommittee, 2009-2015
Chair, SIGN Meeting at the AAN, 2009-2015
AAN Education Committee, 2009-2015
AAN Education Research Subcommittee, 2009-2015
AAN Life Long Learning Task Force, 2009-2012
AAN Neurology Topic Work Group Member General Neurology, 2009
AAN A.B. Baker Section on Neurological Education, 2007-present
AAN Undergraduate Education Subcommittee, 2007-2015
Chair, Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors, 2007-2010
Alliance for Clinical Education Executive Council, 2006-2012
Chair-Elect, Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors, 2006-2007
AAN Scientific Program Review Committee, 2005-2011
Representative Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors (CNCD) to Alliance for Clinical Education (ACE), 2003-2013
Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors, 1999-present
Adviser, Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN), 1999-present

American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN)
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology Board of Directors, 2011-2014
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology Examination Review Committee, 2005-2014
Examiner, American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, 2003-2010

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Board of Directors, 2017-2025

ABPN Committees (select)
ABPN Neurology Council
Committee on Research and Development
Committee on Maintenance of Certification
Committee on Maintenance of Certification - Neurology (Vice Chair 2018-)
Epilepsy Certification and MOC Examination Committee
MOC Pilot Project Committee – Neurology (Vice Chair 2018- )
Clinical Neurophysiology Steering Committee (Vice Chair 2018- 2019, Chair 2019)
Clinical Neurophysiology Certification and MOC Examination Committee (Vice Chair 2018-2019, Chair 2019- )
Epilepsy Steering Committee (Chair 2018-2019)
Epilepsy Certification and MOC Examination Committee (Vice Chair 2018-2019)
Professionalism Committee (2017)
ABPN MOC Pilot (Vice Chair 2018- )
Liaison to the American Epilepsy Society

Other National Organizations
LCME Review Team member, 2018-present
Board of Directors, American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET), 2006-2008
Examiner (oral), American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2002-2009
Advisory Board, Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan and Ohio, 2000-2005

AWARDS AND HONORS

National
Best Doctors in America, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
American Academy of Neurology Clerkship Director Teaching Award, 2012
American Academy of Neurology Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors Recognition Award, 2011
Leonard P. Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, 2007, 2014
American Academy of Neurology and A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award, 2005

Institutional

Robert T. Tidrick Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence in Clinical Sciences 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Special Hooder for Class of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (elected by Class of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Gold Humanism in Medicine Award, 2014
AOA Honor Medical Society, 2011
Dean's Award for Excellence in Education, 2010

Selected PUBLICATIONS

Papers 

Salahuddin, H., Afreen, E., Sheikh, I. S., Lateef, S., Dawod, G., Daboul, J., Karim, N., Gharaibeh, K., Al-Chalabi, M., Park, S. and Castonguay, A.C., Ragheb Assaly, Fadi Safi, Marla Matal, Ajaz A. Sheikh, Gretchen Tietjen, Deepa Malaiyandi, Elysia James, Imran Ali, Syed F Zadi, A. Abdelwahed, Vieh Kung, Richard Burgess, Mouhammad A Jumaa. Neurological Predictors of Clinical Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19. Front Neurol. 2020 Oct 30;11:585944. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.585944. PMID: 33193048; PMCID: PMC7662675.

Gad I, Tan XC, Williams S, Itawi S, Dahbour L, Rotter Z, Mitro G, Rusch C, Perkins S, Ali I. The Religious and Spiritual Needs of Patients in the Hospital Setting Do Not Depend on Patient Level of Religious/Spiritual Observance and Should be Initiated by Healthcare Providers. J Relig Health. 2020 Oct 30. doi: 10.1007/s10943-020-01103-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33128222.

Goyal T, Ali I. Recurrent Herpes Simplex Virus 2 Lymphocytic Meningitis in  Patient with IgG Subclass 2 Deficiency. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2020 Apr;26(4):748-750.doi: 10.3201/eid2604.190406. PMID: 32186491.

Gutmann L, Cahill C, Jordan JT, Gamaldo CE, Santini V, Ali I, Soni M, Wilson RB, Said R, Czeisler BM, Smith AG. Characteristics of graduating US allopathic medical students pursuing a career in neurology. Neurology. 2019 Apr 23;92(17)

Incorporating Sleep Medicine Content into Medical School through Neuroscience Core Curricula Salas RME, Strowd RE, Ali I, Soni M, Schneider L, Safdieh J, Vaughn BV, Avidan AY, Jeffery JB, Gamaldo CE. Neurology. 2018 Sep 25;91(13):597-610.

Vanderbilt, A, Baugh R, Hogue PA, Brennan JA and Ali, Imran. Curricular integration of social medicine: a prospective for medical educators. Med Educ Online 2016, 21: 30586

Carter J, Ali, Imran, Isaacson R. Safdieh J et al. Status of Neurology Medical School Education: Results of 2005 and 2012 Clerkship Director Surveys. Neurology 2014; 4;83(19):1761-6

Merlin LJ, Horak H, Milligan TA, Kraakevik JA, and Ali, Imran. A Competency-based Longitudinal Core Curriculum in Medical Neuroscience. Neurology 2014; 83; 456-462

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.
 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Chronic effects of antiepileptic therapy
Bone health and AED
Status Epilepticus
Medical Student Neurological Education
Epilepsy in Women

Last Updated: 7/7/22