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Faculty Detail    
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Neurology
Director, Division of Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis
Co-Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center
Co-Director, Center for Pediatric Onset Demyelinating Diseases
Director, Neurology Residency Training Program
Campus Address SC 440F Zip 0017
Phone  (205) 934-2402
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Undergraduate  University of The Punjab    1984  B.Sc (Anatomy and Physiology) 
Medical School  King Edward Medical College    1990  MBBS 
Residency  Southern Illinois University School of Medicine    1997  Combined Internal Medicine and Neurology 
Fellowship  University of Alabama at Birmingham    1999  Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis 
Graduate  University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health    2001  MPH (Epidemiology) 
Graduate  University of Alabama at Birmingham    2013  Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Safety 

American Board of Internal Medicine (Eligible)  1997 
American Society for Neuroimaging (MRI/CT)  2001 
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology  2008 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Center  UAB Immunology Institute  UAB Immunology Institute Professor
Center  Center for Outcomes & Effectiveness Res & Educ  Center for Outcomes & Effectiveness Res & Educ Professor
Center  Minority Health & Research Center  Minority Health & Research Center Professor
Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor
Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Professor
Center  Multiple Sclerosis Center  Multiple Sclerosis Center Professor
Primary  Neurology Chair Office  Neurology Chair Office Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Bashir graduated from the University of the Punjab with a B.Sc. in Anatomy and Physiology, and received his MD from the King Edward Medical College in Pakistan. He received his MPH from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. After completing his internship and post-graduate residency training in combined Internal Medicine and Neurology at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, Dr. Bashir joined the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as an Instructor and Fellow. He completed his advanced fellowship training in Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis under the tutelage of (late) John N. Whitaker, MD. Dr. Bashir is currently a Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at UAB. Dr. Bashir is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology), and the American Society for Neuroimaging (MRI/CT).He is a member of the American Neurological Association, American Society for Neuroimaging, American Academy of Neurology, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, and Alabama Academy of Neurology. Dr. Bashir has received many honors and awards which include election to the American Neurological Association, election to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Alabama Chapter’s Health Professional of the Year Award, UAB SOM Argus Award for Excellence in Teaching, UAB Department of Neurology’s Best Teaching Faculty Award, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Physician Fellowship Award, SIU SOM Barry Breen, M.D. Memorial Award for the Outstanding Medicine Resident, and has been listed in the Best Doctors since 2005. Dr. Bashir has co-authored a “Handbook of Multiple Sclerosis”, in addition to publishing several review articles, abstracts, peer-reviewed scientific papers, and book chapters. He has also served as a Principal Investigator and a Co-Investigator for greater than 30 multi-center clinical trials related to multiple sclerosis. He has been the recipient of grants from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the National institutes of Health.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Neurological Association  Fellow 
American Society for Neuroimaging  Member 
American College of Physicians  Member 
Medical Association of the State of Alabama   Member 
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society  Member 
American Academy of Neurology  Member 

Research/Clinical Interest
Dr. Bashir's research interests include design and conduct of clinical trials in multiple sclerosis, epidemiology of multiple sclerosis and study of biomarkers and mechanisms of progression in multiple sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis; Neuromyelitis Optica; Transverse Myelitis; Optic Neuritis; Vasculitis