Aasef G. Shaikh, MD, PhD

University Hospitals Neurology Resident Research Experience

Aasef G. Shaikh, MD, PhD

Graduated: 2013
Current Position: Movement Disorders Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Research Interests: vestibular and ocular motor neurophysiology, disorders of eye movements and vestibular function, neurophysiology of head movements, cervical dystonia and head tremor.

"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."

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