Rizwan Kalani, MD

U.S. Fellow, VECD 2015-16

Home Institution: University of Washington
Fellowship Site: Public Health Foundation of India
Research Topic: Neurology

Dr. Kalani will spend his fellowship year at Public Health Foundation of India in New Delhi under the mentorship of Mohammed K. Ali, MBChB, MSc, MBA and Dorairaj Prabhakaran, MD, DM, MSc. His research will focus on the barriers and facilitators to stroke prevention and care in India.

Dr. Kalani is currently a stroke neurology fellow at the University of Washington. After completing medical school at the University of Florida, he pursued neurology residency at Northwestern University. Prior experience in Asia has exposed him to the immense impact of neurological dis- orders globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. He is interested in population- based approaches to the prevention of stroke using mobile health technologies, novel systems of healthcare delivery, and through the development of innovative methods for measuring disease burden. His primary professional goal is to conduct policy-relevant implementation research focused on improving neurological outcomes.

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