Khurram Bashir, MD, MPH

K Bashir

Dr. Khurram Bashir will provide overall leadership and administration of the Core. Drs. Nabors and Bashir are co-equal principle Investigators for this proposal and will jointly make all important conceptual and personnel decisions on the grant. Dr. Bashir will be primarily responsible for all patient related clinical studies. This includes identification of eligible patients or study subjects, consenting, and neurological examination.


Dr. Bashir received his MD from the King Edward Medical College in Pakistan. He received his MPH from the UAB 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 UAB. He completed his advanced fellowship training in Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis at UAB. Dr. Bashir is currently a Professor of Neurology, Vice Chair for Education, Director of the Division of Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, and the Neurology Residency Program Director at UAB. He also serves as Co-Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center and of the Center for Pediatric-Onset Demyelinating Diseases (CPODD). He is a member of the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center (CNC), Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education (COERE) and the Center for Minority Health and Research Center (MHRC).


Dr. Bashir has co-authored a “Handbook of Multiple Sclerosis”, in addition to publishing several peer-reviewed scientific papers, review articles, abstracts and book chapters. He has also served as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator for more than 30 multi-center clinical trials. He has been the recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health and National Multiple Sclerosis Society. His research interests include design and conduct of clinical trials in multiple sclerosis, epidemiological study of multiple sclerosis, mechanisms of progression in multiple sclerosis and development of effective rehabilitation strategies for multiple sclerosis-related disability.