I obtained my medical degree in the United Arab Emirates before completing my residency in Adult Neurology at the University of Alberta. I then completed a clinical/research fellowship at the University of Toronto at the Canadian Concussion Centre where I expanded on my interests in Concussion, Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
I am currently appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Neurology at the University of Alberta and Royal Alexandra Hospitals with a special interest in Concussion and Concussion-related syndromes, Headache Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases. I have research interests in the field of Concussion.
I am currently the educational lead for Neurology at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. I am the faculty lead for the University of Alberta chapter of the Student Interest Group in Neurosciences (SIGN). I am a faculty member of the Residency Program Committee (RPC) and chair of the Resident Recruitment Subcommittee (RRS).
I have been involved in research projects of both small and large scale, many of which are still ongoing. During fellowship, my main research focus was a large, long-term project on utilizing new PET imaging modalities to diagnose CTE in live patients with a novel tracer.
In my position at the University of Alberta, we have been successful in being awarded the Kaye Fund Competition to develop a multi-disciplinary clinic for concussion in Edmonton. This clinic will be for all Albertans regardless of type of injury or background. This clinic will also include a research focus of biomarkers in Concussion. We will be looking at serum, stool (gut microbiome) and physiologic markers (autonomic testing and EEG).
Concussion (acute, post-concussion syndrome and chronic traumatic encephalopathy)
Scholarly ActivitiesI have published a few papers and have many others currently in the works. I have an editor credit for the chapter on Neurological Examination in a free textbook entitled "Canadian IMGs Guide To OSCE and Practice". I also have an interest in writing articles and essays outside of academic medicine and have been published both in local newspapers as well as online (see previous blog post for Canadian Medical Journal: https://cmajblogs.com/when-a-child-dies).
Fellow Royal College Physicians Can
- University of Alberta
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
- Gulf Medical College, Ajman