Prof Rustam Al-Shahi Salman

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Prof Rustam Al-Shahi Salman

Professor of Clinical Neurology
Honorary Consultant Neurologist
Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Rustam Al-Shahi Salman is a professor of clinical neurology at the University of Edinburgh and an honorary consultant neurologist in NHS Lothian. He became interested in neurology during medical training in Cambridge and was inspired to work on common neurological problems by the stroke research group in Edinburgh, which he joined in 1998 as an MRC clinical training fellow, progressing to MRC patient-orientated clinician scientist and senior clinical fellowships until 2016. His clinical and research interests focus on the frequency, prognosis, treatment, and pathophysiology of intracranial haemorrhage, using research methods such as randomised controlled trials, community or population based cohort and care-control studies, brain banking, and meta-analysis.

His clinical work includes acute TIA/stroke/thrombolysis services, acute neurology services including a rapid access neurology clinic for his local emergency department, and specialist outpatient clinics. 

He has received funding from the MRC, British Heart Foundation, Stroke Association, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government, and GE Healthcare (see You can follow him on Twitter at .