Atif Zafar

Department of Neurology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA


Atif Zafar currently holds concurrent positions as Assistant Professor of neurology, Medical Director of Stroke Program, Director of Neurosciences Unit, Lead for Neurology Inpatient Program, and Codirector of Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Center of Excellence for the Department of Neurology at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Since 2016, Zafar is actively involved in medical students’ and resident teaching along with an active role in establishing both outpatient and inpatient Cerebrovascular Program at UNM. Zafar is leading the stroke research program and serving as an active member of the neurology residency selection committee. During his time here as a director of the cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) clinics, UNM has been awarded Center of Excellence status by Angioma Alliance. Zafar was very active in neurology research during his time at the University of Iowa and was fortunate to participate in several prospective research studies. More recently, Zafar joined UNM for his career growth, and since then he has been very actively developing neurology research projects. His clinical and research foci are stroke and cerebrovascular medicine. Currently, Zafar is mentoring several clinical research fellows, neurology residents, and medical students to design research projects and to teach them advanced research skills. It includes IRB correspondence, research logistics, budgeting, managing projects on website, manuscripts writing, submitting proposals, crafting new study proposals, and managing and updating existing IRB-approved projects. He also teaches them data management, data entry, analysis, and biostatistics. Zafar has registered two new investigator-initiated and one multicenter clinical trials and supervised the creation of three neurology registry databases at the University of New Mexico.

Biography Updated on 15 July 2018

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