Neurology Residency Program

Residents group photo

The Department of Neurology is a regional leader in neurological care with faculty representing all major neurological subspecialties.  The Neurology Department consists of a dedicated team of physicians, allied health professionals and support staff that provide primary and consultative care to patients with a wide range of neurological diseases in a tertiary care setting.  Our medical students, residents and fellows are given the opportunity to work side-by-side with respected and experienced physician faculty and get exposed to a wide variety of neurological cases, including complex and rare presentations.  Faculty are actively involved in research that is advancing knowledge about how to treat movement disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, cerebrovascular disease and other neurological conditions. Our faculty are widely published in prestigious medical journals, hold offices in national and international societies and have been nationally recognized for their commitment to education.  We are engaged in the highest level of education in a vibrant residency program that trains residents for both academic and nonacademic settings.

Internal Medicine Residents
Our program

Residents are exposed to a wide variety of neurological patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting working alongside our world-class faculty.

Internal Medicine Resident with Patient
Our residents

We create a friendly and collegial environment for residents, and our goal is to make the residency experience one that is rewarding from both a social and educational point of view.

Internal Medicine Residents
presentations & publications

Many of our residents have been published in peer-reviewed journals and have presented at local and national conferences.

Resident/Fellow Graduation Event

Dr. Jennifer Amsdell, Dr. Haroon Majoka, Dr. Noor Pirzada (Program Director) Dr. Nasar Ali, Dr. Irfan Sheikh

PD and APD and Resident
Resident/Fellow Graduation Event

Program Director, Dr. Noor Pirzada, Dr. Irfan Sheikh, Received the 2021 Outstanding Neurology Resident Award, Associate Program Director, Dr. Talal Derani

Graduating Residents
Resident/Fellow Graduation Event

Back row:  Dr. Adam Mierzwa, Dr. Maria Rabbani, Dr. Al-Chalabi, Dr. Haroon Majoka, Dr. Nasar Ali, Dr. Irfan Sheikh
Front row:  Dr. Jayasai Jeyarajan, Dr. Sihyeong Park, Dr. Jennifer Amsdell, Dr. Mariam Noor, Dr. Marion Oliver, Dr. Sohaib Lateef

Faculty and Residents
Resident/Fellow Graduation Event

Faculty and Residents

Dr. Nagel
Resident/Fellow Graduation Event

Dr. Michael Nagel Received the 2021 Outstanding Neurology Attending Physician Award

Resident/Fellow Graduation



Learn more about the program and hear from our residents and faculty about why UToledo has one of the best programs in the country. 

Meet our Team

Noor Pirzada MD

Noor A. Pirzada, M.D., Vice Chair
Residency Program Director

VIDEO: Neurology as a Career
(Interview with Dr. Pirzada)

Talal Derani, MD

Talal Derani, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director


Melissa Crisp, C-TAGME
Residency Program Coordinator



Neuroscience Center

The Neurosciences Center is a beautiful, 122,000 square foot building that first opened in May of 2018.  It is located on the north campus of ProMedica Toledo Hospital, and represents the professional, world-class care and dedication to the neurosciences that the University of Toledo and ProMedica provide through their affiliation.

Generations TowerToledo Hospital, a 794 bed hospital, is one of the largest hospitals in northwest Ohio.  The Generations Tower, with 13 stories and 309 private rooms, opened to patients in July 2019 and houses neurological patients. The tower is a state-of-the-art facility and allows for various improvements in the patient experience, including convenient parking, private rooms and improved food service. The new space allows for better patient care and communication between care teams with easier access to medicine and supplies, and collaborative meeting areas.

Last Updated: 7/16/21