Anmar Razak

After completing a bachelor of science degree from the University of Toronto, Dr. Razak earned his MBBS (MD) degree with distinction from the University of The West Indies in 2004. He then completed his residency training in Neurology at Michigan State University followed by fellowship training in Vascular Neurology and Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology; both at Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital. He joined our Faculty in 2013 and is currently the chief of cerebrovascular disease division at Michigan State University and the Medical Director of Stroke and Neurointerventional Services at Sparrow Health Systems. 

Academic Appointments

2019-Present: Associate Professor and Chief of Cerebrovascular Disorders Division, Michigan State University Department of Neurology; East Lansing, MI, 2013-2019: Assistant Professor and Chief of Cerebrovascular Disorders Division, Michigan State University Department of Neurology; East Lansing, MI


  • MBBS, University of the West Indies; Jamaica, West Indies 2004
  • BSc, Human Biology Specialist Program, University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario 1998

Postdoctoral Training

Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship, Michigan State University/Sparrow Health Systems; Lansing, MI 2013, Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Michigan State University/Sparrow Health Systems; Lansing, MI 2011, Neurology Residency, Michigan State University/Sparrow Health Systems; Lansing, MI 2010, Internship, Michigan State University/Sparrow Health Systems; Lansing, MI 2007


  • Chaudhry, S. A., Kwon, S. Y., Kneale, H., Al Jajeh, A., Hussain, S., & Razak, A. (2016). Post-IV thrombolytic headache and hemorrhagic transformation risk in acute ischemic stroke. Neurology: Clinical Practice, 6(1), 22-28.
  • Sachdeva, G., Saeed, A., Jani, V., & Razak, A. (2016). Radiological Portrait of Embolic Strokes. Cardiology clinics, 34(2), 269-278.
  • Razak, A., Hussain, S. I., Kemp, J., & Coppens, J. R. (2015). Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain. In Neurointervention in the Medical Specialties (pp. 193-225). Springer New York.
  • Sharma, A. B., Lule, E. B., Razak, A., Hussain, S. I., Sharma, S., Deeprasertkul, P., & Thakur, R. K. (2014). Neurointerventional Therapies for Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: Illustrated Cases. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics,6(1), 169-180.
  • Razak A, Short JL, Hussain SI. Carotid Artery Dissection due to Elongated Styloid Process: A Self-Stabbing Phenomenon. J Neuroimaging. 2012 Nov 19. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6569.2012.00759.] PubMed PMID: 23163559.
  • Razak A, Clark D, Farooq MU, Kassab MY. Wallenberg's syndrome with extradural-extracranial origin of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery. Neurol Sci. 2011 Aug; 32(4):711-3. Epub 2011 May 10. PubMed PMID: 21556867.
  • Saeed, A., Bansal, V., Chang, H., Flink, M., Razak, A., & Hussain, S. (2014). Case Report-Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy with Granulomatous Angiitis (P6. 268). Neurology, 82(10 Supplement), P6-268.
  • Archit Bhatt, Arshad Majid, Anmar Razak, Mounzer Kassab, Syed Hussain, and Adnan Safdar, “Predictors of Occult Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation in Cryptogenic Strokes Detected by Long-Term Noninvasive Cardiac Monitoring,” Stroke Research and Treatment, vol. 2011, Article ID 172074, 5 pages, 2011. doi:10.4061/2011/172074
  • Archit Bhatt, Muhammad U. Farooq, Sailaja Enduri, Anmar Razak et al., “Clinical Significance of Serum Zinc Levels in Cerebral Ischemia,” Stroke Research and Treatment, vol. 2010, Article ID 245715, 4 pages, 2010. doi:10.4061/2010/245715
  • Archit Bhatt, Muhammad U. Farooq, Adnan Safdar, Siamak Hejabian, Anmar Razak, Syed I. Hussain, Mounzer Y. Kassab, and Arshad Majid. ABCD2 Score and Large-Artery Atherosclerosis The Neurohospitalist 1941874411418239, first published on November 4, 2011 as doi:10.1177/1941874411418239
  • Chaudhry, S.A., Hassan, A.E., Afzal, M.R., Riaz, R., Rahman, H., Malik, A., Jani, V., Razak, A., Qureshi, I.A. and Qureshi, A.I., 2016. Abstract WP13: The Rate of Hemicraniectomy Utilization for Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients Undergoing Endovascular Treatment is Decreasing in the United States.Stroke, 47(Suppl 1), pp.AWP13-AWP13.
  • Jani, V.B., Patel, A., Schurr, J., Shell, E., Bey, J., Mitchell, M., Shippey, R., Kassab, M., Razak, A., Safdar, A. and Majid, A., 2016. Abstract WP341: Difference in Acute Ischemic Post Thrombolytic Stroke Outcomes in Pre Comprehensive and Post Comprehensive Status: Single Center Experience.Stroke, 47(Suppl 1), pp.AWP341-AWP341.
  • Derani, T., Chaudhry, S., Sachdeva, G., Long, D., Hughes, K., Kumar, S., Chang, H. and Razak, A., 2016. Septic Thromboembolic Stroke via Atrial-Esophageal Fistula as a Delayed Complication of Cardiac Ablation (P6. 018).Neurology, 86(16 Supplement), pp.P6-018.

Research Interests

Endovascular interventional neurologist specializing in cerebrovascular disease treatment and prevention and neuro-interventional procedures such as acute stroke thrombolysis and embolectomy, cerebral aneurysm coiling and embolizations, arteriovenous malformation and intracranial tumor embolizations, extracranial and intracranial angioplasty and stenting.


Top Senior Resident Presentation Award, Michigan State University NORO Conference; East Lansing, MI (2010)


Subspecialty Certification in Neuroendovascular Surgery, Society of Neurological Surgeons 2016, Board Certified, Vascular Neurology, Diplomate of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry; 2012, Board Certified, Adult Neurology, Diplomate of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry; 2010


American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association, Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery

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