Ihtsham Haq, MD

Ihtsham Haq

Dr. Haq is a Co-Investigator at Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

Ihtsham ul Haq, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Movement Disorders section of the Department of Neurology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC (2009-present).

His overall research interest is in improving the care of patients with neurological disorders through better information management. This has taken the form of work on several separate initiatives relating to the electronic medical record (EMR), the assessment of neurodegenerative disease, and the management of Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.

With respect to the EMR he continues to actively work with with EPIC, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Axon registry, and a collaborative consortium (the NPBRN) that acquires and share EMR data across 14 academic university Neurology departments.  He became an EPIC Physician Builder in 2013, joined EPIC’s newly launched Neuroscience Specialty interest group, and in 2016 became a founding member of EPIC’s Adult Neuroscience Specialty Steering Board. Since then he has worked with EPIC to define best EMR practices in the Neurosciences. He simultaneously became involved with the AAN’s Axon registry, and has served on the Analytics subcommittee since 2016. Lastly he serves as a founding member of the Executive Council for the Neurology Practice Based Research Network, which shares EPIC toolkits amongst institutions and centrally collates the data for mutual research collaborations.

Dr. Haq is also supported on NINDS and NIAA grants to work to improve the information density of data capture during the neurological exam in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (NIAA: P30 AG049638; PI:Craft) and patients with Rapid-Onset Dystonia Parkinsonism (R01 NS058949; PI: Brashear). He is also industry-funded on trials of imaging analyses and wearables to automate programming of the brain implants used in DBS. 

Dr. Haq was selected to the AAN’s Emerging Leader Forum in 2015m and the NIH Clinical Trial Methodology Course in 2017. He graduated from Columbia University in 1998, SUNY at Brooklyn School of Medicine in 2002, and from his Movement Disorders Fellowship at the University of Florida in 2009. He completed his training in Neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2006.