Wazim Mohamed, MD

Wazim Mohamed, MD


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Wazim Mohamed, MD

Narrative Bio

Dr. Wazim Mohamed is Assoicate Professor in Neurology and serves on the Wayne State University faculty as Medical Director of the Neurocritical Care Unit and Director of the Neurocritical Care Fellowship training program at Detroit Medical Center. He is a Neurointensivist and completed his medical training at Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore after which he went on to become a neurology resident at Wayne State University. Dr Mohamed has undergone fellowship training in Neurocritical Care as well as Vascular Neurology at Wayne State University. His interests include prediction models for traumatic brain injury, critical care ultrasonography and multi modality monitoring in neurocritical care. Dr. Mohamed is Associate Program Director of the Neurology Residency program and has a keen interest in medical education and training residents.

Awards & Honors

Detroit Receiving Hospital's Difference Maker Award: Presented by the hospital to physicians who have made a difference in patient care and their outcomes.

Department of Neurology Outstanding Faculty Award:  Annual Award given to a faculty member in the department for outstanding teaching, clinical care, and research

Chief Resident, Department of Neurology, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center (2011-2012).

Recipient of American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2012 Resident Scholarship award.

Recipient of American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2013 Fellow Scholarship Award

Recipient of AINA (Association of Indian Neurologists in America) 2013 Neurology Trainee Award

Academic Rank

 Associate Professor


 Kasturba Medical College (Manipal University), Mangalore, India (Sep 2001 - Apr 2007)

Position Title

Associate Professor of Neurology, Division of Neurocritical Care


 Transitional Year, Sinai Grace Hospital/Detroit Medical Center (Jul 2008 - Jun 2009)


 Neurology, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center (Jul 2009 - Jul 2012)




Neurocritical Care, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center (Jul 2012 - Jul 2014)

Vascular Neurology, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center (Jul 2012 - June 2013)


Traumatic Brain Injury, Point of Care Ultrasound, Multimodality monitoring in Neurocritical care, Status epilepticus, and Post cardiac arrest recovery.


Chung DY, Olson DM, John S, Mohamed W, Kumar MA, Thompson BB, Rordorf GA. Evidence-Based Management of External Ventricular Drains. Current neurology and neuroscience reports. 2019 Dec 1;19(12):9

Sadeghi M, Saber H, Singh A, Hanni C, Parker D, Desai A, Mohamed W. Nicardipine Associated Risk of Short-Term Mortality in Critically Ill Patients with Ischemic Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 Jan 22. pii: S1052-3057(19)30005-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2019.01.005

Saber H, Desai A, Palla M, Mohamed W, Seraji-Bozorgzad N, Ibrahim M. Efficacy of Cilostazol in Prevention of Delayed Cerebral Ischemia after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Meta-Analysis. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2018 Nov 1;27(11):2979-85.

Rao SK, Mahulikar A, Ibrahim M, Shah A, Seraji-Bozorgzad, N, Mohamed W. Inadequate benzodiazepine dosing may result in progression to refractory and non-convulsive status epilepticus. Epileptic Disord. 2018 Aug 1;20(4):265-269. doi: 10.1684/epd.2018.0987

Sivakumar S, Ibrahim M, Parker D, Norris G, Shah A, and Mohamed W. "Clobazam: An effective add‐on therapy in refractory status epilepticus." Epilepsia. 2015 Jun;56(6):e83-9.

Mohamed, W., Bhattacharya, P., Shankar, L., Chaturvedi, S., & Madhavan, R. Which Comorbidities and Complications Predict Ischemic Stroke Recovery and Length of Stay? The Neurologist, 2015 Aug;20(2):27-32

Mohamed W, Bhattacharya P, Chaturvedi S. Early Access to a Neurologist Reduces the Rate of Missed Diagnosis in Young Strokes. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013 Nov;22(8):e332-7.Xu J,

Mohamed W, Basha MM, Zutshi D. Electroencephalogram Characteristics in Critical Ill Patients Before Cardiac Arrest: A Case Series. Clinical EEG and neuroscience. 2019 Nov;50(6):423-8.

Rao SK, Ahmad O, Tariq F, Suchdev K, Mittal S, Mohamed, W. Cerebral Abscess following Mechanical Thrombectomy for Ischemic Stroke: Report of a Case and Review of Literature. Cureus 10(6): e2824. doi:10.7759/cureus.2824.

Suchdev K, Norris G, Zak I, Mohamed W, Ibrahim M. Fulminant Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome. Neurohospitalist. 2018 Jan; 8(1):NP5-NP8. doi: 10.1177/1941874417692923.

Rao SK, Ibrahim M, Hanni CM, Suchdev K, Parker D, Rajamani K, Mohamed W. Apixaban for the treatment of cerebral venous thrombosis: A case series. J Neurol Sci. 2017 Oct 15;381:318-320. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2017.09.007

Suchdev K, Razmjou S, Venkatachalam P, Khan O.A., Mohamed W, Ibrahim M. Late onset neuromyelitis optica mimicking an acute stroke in an elderly patient. J Neuroimmunol. 2017 Aug 15; 309:1-3.

Bansal P, Zutshi D, Suchdev K, Azher I, Mohamed W. Alpha 3 Ganglionic Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody Associated Refractory Status Epilepticus. Seizure. 2016 Feb;35:1-3.

Mohamed W, Varade P, Norris GM. ‘Subarachnoid Hemorrhage’ From Decreased Contrast Elimination after Therapeutic Hypothermia. Neurology. 2014 Feb 4;82(5):e44-5.

Ibrahim MS, Samuel B, Mohamed W, Suchdev K. Cardiac Dysfunction in Neurocritical Care: An Autonomic Perspective. Neurocritical Care. 2019:1-4c. Role: Study conception, manuscript writing

Mohamed W, Ahuja N, Shah A. Palinacousis–Evidence to suggest a post-ictal phenomenon. J Neurol Sci. 2012; 317(1-2):6-12

Mohamed W, Neil E, Kupsky WJ, Juhász C, Mittal S, Santhakumar S. Isolated intracranial Whipple's disease-report of a rare case and review of the literature. J Neurol Sci. 2011;308 (1-2):1-8

Mohamed W, Madhavan R. Medical Complications of Stroke. Clinical Summary, Medlink Neurology. Jan 2007. Updated Jan 2011.

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