Academic Catalog


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M.D. Program Education

The Department of Neurology provides instruction in the first, second, third and fourth years of the medical curriculum. Members participate in the first year basic neuroscience course. In the second year the department is responsible for the clinical neuroscience-neurology course, which emphasizes pathophysiology. During the third year, all students rotate for four weeks through the neurology unit at one of the University-affiliated hospitals, at which time the students receive bedside and outpatient teaching and are given responsibilities in patient management. Clinical electives for students who have completed the required courses are available for interested students.

Post-Graduate Education

The Wayne State University Neurology Residency Training Program is a fully-accredited program located at the Detroit Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital. The department offers a three-year training program for candidates applying for second year post-graduate level of training. Post-residency fellowships are also available in neuromuscular diseases/EMG, epilepsy/EEG, neurocritical care, multiple sclerosis/neuroimmunology, stroke, clinical neurophysiology, and movement disorders.

Research Electives

Research electives for medical students are available, either in brief summer rotations or for longer periods taken during elective time. Interested students are encouraged to contact the Department of Neurology.

BARGER, GEOFFREY R.: M.D., Jefferson University; B.A., Villanova University; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

BASHA, MAYSAA: M.D., B.A., Wayne State University; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

BENJAMINS, JOYCE A.: Ph.D., University of Michigan; B.A., Albion College; Professor Emeritus

BERNITSAS, EVANTHIA: M.D., Aristotelian Medical School ; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

BYKHOVSKAIA, MARIA: Ph.D., Russia Academy of Sciences; M.S., Leningrad Polytechnic University; Professor

CHEN, YONGSHENG: Ph.D., M.Sc., B.S., Northeastern University, Shenyang; Assistant Professor (Research)

DORE-DUFFY, PAULA: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Professor

ELSAYED, MONA: M.D., M.Sc., Al-Azhar University School of Medicine; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

FAKHOURI, M.MAHER: M.D., Damascus University; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

GEORGE, EDWIN B.: M.D., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University; M.A., B.A., Amherst College; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

HU, BO: M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., University of South China; Assistant Professor (Research)

KHAWAJA, AYAZ: M.B.B.S., King Edward Medical University; Assistant Professor (Clinical-Educator)

LISAK, ROBERT P.: M.D., Columbia University; B.A., New York University; Professor

MARAWAR, ROHIT: M.B.B.S., Government Medical College and Hospital Nagpur; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

MOHAMED, WAZIM: M.B.B.S., Kasturba Medical College; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

RAJAMANI, KUMAR: M.D., B.J. Medical College; Professor (Clinician-Educator)

SELWA, JAMES F.: M.D., M.B.A., B.S., University of Michigan; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

VASIN, ALEXANDER: Ph.D., Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics; B.S., Kazan State University ; Assistant Professor (Research)

ZUTSHI, DEEPTI: M.D., B.S., University of Miami; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

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