Aasef G. Shaikh, MD, PhD
"Before my residency I completed a doctorate focused on brainstem neurophysiology and an NIH post-doctoral fellowship in neurophysiology of primate cerebellum, vestibular and ocular motor systems. In addition to this basic science training, I had training in translational neuroscience. At Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), I found excellent faculty, a friendly environment and strong neuroscience research. The world-famous Daroff-Dell'Osso Ocular Motility Laboratory at the VA was another big reason I chose CWRU for my neurology residency. During residency, while receiving a well-rounded training in clinical neurology, I always found it possible to make time for basic and clinical research. Faculty at CWRU are very supportive of resident research; they would do everything possible to help residents get projects completed and published. I think excellent clinical training and guidance on how to combine the clinical work with basic science have made me what I wanted to be - a physician-scientist."