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Safdar A. Ansari, M.D.

Division Chief, Division of Neurocritical Care

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Bio

Dr. Safdar Ansari recently joined the Department of Neurology and Division of Neurocritical Care as an Assistant Professor. Prior to his move to Salt Lake City, Dr. Ansari completed his postgraduate medical training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He attended medical school at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan; where he was also born and spent most of his early life.

Dr. Ansari’s activities at the Department will include attending the Neurocritical Care Unit and teaching responsibilities for the fellows, residents and medical students. His clinical and research interests focus on electrolyte disorders associated with subarachnoid and intracerebral hemorrhage.

Specialty: Neurocritical Care

Certifications:

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Neurocritical Care
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Neurocritical Care)

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Neurocritical Care
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Neurocritical Care)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-9953 Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Safdar Ansari joined the Department of Neurology as an Assistant Professor in 2011. His clinical activities include staffing the 23-bed state of the art neurocritical care unit (NCCU). Besides staffing the NCCU, Dr. Ansari also covers stroke and tele-stroke call for the University of Utah stroke network.

He also provides site leadership for the University of Utah in their participation of two large multi-center, Phase III clinical trials, CLEAR-III and MISTIE-III. These studies, are aimed at improving treatment paradigms and outcomes for patients with different kinds of intracerebral hemorrhage, using the clot-busting drug t-PA in addition to clot removal. His other research interests include the use of hypothermia for the treatment of seizures and epilepsy. Dr. Ansari has also been closely involved with developing curriculum for medical students, residents, and fellows on the treatment and management of critically ill patients with neurologic concerns.

Dr. Ansari attended medical school at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan; where he was also born and spent most of his early life. He moved to the United States and completed his Neurology residency and his two year Neurocitical Care fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for the academic journal Neurocritcal Care and is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Neurocritical Care Society.

Specialty: Neurocritical Care

Certifications:

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Baylor College of Medicine
Neurocritical Care
Fellow
Residency Baylor College of Medicine
Neurology
Resident
Internship Baylor College of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical Aga Khan University
Medicine
M.B.B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Ansari SA, Hunter JV, Nassif LM, Clark GD, Ramocki MB (2011). Bilateral in utero cerebellar infarction. J Child Neurol, 26(7), 895-9.
  2. De Havenon A, Ansari SA (In Press). Combating performance enhancing drug abuse: detection and punishment are not enough. Performance Enhancement & Health.
  3. Adam de Havenon, Zachary Joos, Loren Longenecker, Lubdha Shah, Safdar Ansari, and Kathleen BDigre (In Press). Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome with Spinal Cord Involvement (PRES-SCI). Neurology.

Review

  1. Alicia E Bennett, Robert E Hoesch, L Dana DeWitt, Pegah Afra, Safdar A Ansari (09/04/2014). Therapeutic hypothermia for status epilepticus: A report, historical perspective, and review. [Review]. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 126C, 103-109.

Book Chapter

  1. Safdar Ansari (2013). Infectious Disease. In Asma Zakaria MD (Ed.), Neurocritical Care Board Review (1st edition (July 16, 2013), p. 476). Demos Medical.

Case Report

  1. Adam de Havenon, Kris French and Safdar Ansari (04/25/2014). Extensive Cortical Diffusion Restriction in a 50-Year-Old Female with Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy and Status Epilepticus. Case Reports in Neurological Medicine, 2014.

Poster

  1. de Havenon A, Joos, Z, Longenecker L, Shah L, Ansari S, Digre K (02/2015). A Hypertensive Reversible Encephalomyelitis Syndrome (HyRES). Poster session presented at International Stroke Conference; 2014 Feb 12-14; San Diego, CA., San Diego.
  2. Tim Delgado, Brianne Wolfe, Julie Martinez, Gary Davis, Safdar Ansari (09/10/2014). Safety of Peripherally Administered Low-concentration Phenylephrine in a Neurocritical Care Unit. Poster session presented at Neurocritical Care Conference Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
  3. Alicia Bennett, Julie Martinez, Safdar Ansari (08/16/2014). Therapeutic Hypothermia for Refractory Status Epilepticus. Poster session presented at 3rd Neurocritical Care Research Conference, Houston, TX.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

  • SHINE
    Keywords: Acute Ischemic Stroke, Glucose Management, GlucoStabalizer
    Status: Recruiting Principal Investigator: Jana Wold
  • CLEAR III
    Keywords: Intraventricular hemorrhage, Intracerebral hemorrhage, placebo, tPA, Extraventricular, Hemorrhegic Stroke
    Status: Recruiting Principal Investigator: Safdar Ansari
  • Wireless EEG Patch Device
    Keywords: Wireless EEG, Coma
    Status: Not yet recruiting Principal Investigator: Safdar Ansari

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