Global Neurology

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the Global Health Interest Group to develop a broad understanding of the practice of neurology in global health settings to deliver meaningful change in clinical care in areas with limited resources. 


  1. Create a community of University of Pittsburgh Neurology faculty, residents, fellows, and medical students actively working to improve care for patients with neurological diseases globally. 
  2. Create resources with our partner institutions to deliver meaningful changes in clinical practice for better patient care for neurological diseases. 
  3. Serve as a platform for trainees at all levels interested in gaining neurology experience in a global setting with limited resources and diverse disease etiologies.


Niravkumar Barot, MD, MPH (Global Neurology Department Chief)
Paula Clemens, MD
Ajitesh Ojha, MD
Arun Antony, MD
Houman Homayoun, MD
Islam Zaydan, MD

Current and Past Residents:

Mike Korsmo, MD
Sudipa Biswas, MD
Keiko Fukuda, MD


Global Health Photos