Amit Sachdev

M.D.
Assistant Professor; Director of the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine
Biography: 

I grew up in Macomb Township and have been a Michigan resident most of my life. I attended the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University. I learned with and from people from every corner of this great state. Along the way I developed a passion for the nerves that live outside the brain and for the things that those nerves connect to. I also developed a passion for developing new knowledge. I couldn’t be more pleased with the opportunity to come back to MSU (where my medical training began!). I look forward to bringing clinical trials to mid-Michigan and to raising my children here. I also really look forward to the easy access to the MSU dairy store and to tailgating on Saturdays. I love college football.

Awards: 
Making A Difference Award, UMHS Employee Recognition Program, University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems; Ann Arbor, MI (2015)
Rodney Bell Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University (2014)
Star Award - Jefferson Team Player, Jefferson Honors Program, Patient Experience Office, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2013)
Letter of Appreciation, Gift of Life Donor Program, Donate Life America (2013)
Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology Annual Award, Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University (2012)
Kent County Medical Society Medical Student Grant, Kent County Medical Society Foundation (2009)
Medical Student Research and Travel Grant, Deans Office, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University (2009)
Featured in “Students Attend SID Conference”, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Research Newsletter, Issue 10, (July 2009)
Klopnar Award, Graduate School, Michigan State University (2008 & 2009)
Travel and Presentation Grant, Office of Research, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University (2008 & 2009)
Dermatology and Cutaneous Sciences Travel Grant, Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Sciences, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University (2008 & 2009)
ISP Travel Grant, International Studies Office, Michigan State University (2008)
Medical Student Research Travel Grant, Office of Student Affairs, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (2008)
“Featured Student”, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Research Newsletter, Issue 8, December (2008)
Leonard J. Luker Endowed Medical Student Scholarship, Luker Family (2008)
MAPI Scholar, Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (2007 & 2008)
National Finalist – Research Scholars Program, Howard Hughes Medical Institute/ National Institutes of Health (2008)
Featured in “Student and Resident Update”, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Research Newsletter, Issue 7, (May 2008)
Selected Publications: 
Lundin M, Chawa S, Sachdev A, Bhanusali D, Seiffert-Sinha K, Sinha AA. Gender Differences in Alopecia Areata. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. 2014 Apr;13(4):409-13.
Koka A, Sachdev A, Yazbeck MF, Bell RD, Farrell C. Novel Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection Associated with Brain Abscess. J Clin Neurol. 2014 Jan;10(1):55-8.
Bhanusali DG, Sachdev A, Olson MA, Gerlach JA, Sinha AA. PTPN22 profile indicates a novel risk group in Alopecia areata. Hum Immunol. 2014 Jan;75(1):81-7.
Bhanusali DB, Sachdev A, Rahmanian A, Gerlach JA, Tong V, Seiffert-Sinha K, Sinha AA. HLA-E*0103X is associated with susceptibility to Pemphigus vulgaris. Exp Dermatol. 2013 Feb;22(2):108-12
Sachdev A, Marmura M. Metabolic syndrome and migraine. Frontiers in Neurology. 2012 Nov 19;3:161.
Sachdev A, Shwayder T. Suspected rapid-onset neutropenia following etanercept use: disproved following rechallenge and lessons to be learned. Int J Dermatol. 2012 Mar 14. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2011.05278.x
Sachdev A, Bhanusali DG, Patterson KC, Zamora MB, Ghuman A, Gerlach JA, Sinha AA. PTPN22 1858T is not a risk factor for North American pemphigus vulgaris. Exp Dermatol. 2011 Jun;20(6):514-9
Shah SK, Bhanusali DG, Sachdev A, Geria AN, Alexis AF. A survey of skin conditions and concerns in South Asian Americans: a community-based study. J Drugs Dermatol. 2011 May;10(5):524-8.
Education and Professional Positions: 
M.D., Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine; East Lansing, MI 2010
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, College of Engineering; Detroit, MI 2006
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, College of Engineering; Ann Arbor, MI 2005
Selected Abstracts: 
Rakocevic G, Sachdev A. (2013) “Progressive Ataxia with Myoclonic Epilepsy and Cognitive Decline in an Extended Family: A Case Report of a patient with Myclonic Epilepsy and Ragged Red Fibers (MERRF)” Acta Myologica (Myopathies, Cardiomyopathies and Neuromyopathies). 124 (32), Oral, XI Congress of Mediterranean Society of Myology, Athens, Greece, 11/2013
Bhanusali DG, Sachdev A, Rahmanian A, Gerlach JA, Sinha AA. (2009) “HLA-E Profile is associated with susceptibility to Alopecia areata” Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 129 (S1): S11, Poster, Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 05/2009
Sachdev A, Bhanusali DG, Gill L, Shah J, Seiffert-Sinha K, Sinha AA. (2009) “Pemphigus vulgaris differs among males and females” Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 129 (S1): S65, Poster, Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 05/2009
Sachdev A, Bhanusali DG, Olson MA, Gerlach JA, Sinha AA. (2008) “Alopecia universalis is associated with PTPN22 R620W.” Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 128 (S1): S125, Poster, International Investigative Dermatology 2008, Kyoto, Japan, 05/2008
Bhanusali DG, Sachdev A, Rahmanian A, Gerlach JA, Sinha AA. (2008) “HLA-E*0103 is associated with susceptibility to pemphigus vulgaris.” Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 128 (S1): S24, Poster, International Investigative Dermatology 2008, Kyoto, Japan, 05/2008
Sachdev A., Hughes TM, Siggurdsson S., Kjartansson O., Harris T., van Buchem M., Gudnason V., Launer LJ. (2008) “Sub-clinical cardiovascular disease and the brain: more than meets the eye: The Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility - Reykjavik Study [AGES-Reykjavik Study].” American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Abstract Supplement. Available at www.aan.com, Oral, American Academy of Neurology 60th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 04/2008
Sachdev A, Bhanusali DB, Zamora M, Gerlach JA, Sinha AA. (2008) “PTPN22 R620W is not Associated with Pemphigus Vulgaris.” The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 121(2):S82. Poster, American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 03/2008
Postdoctoral Training: 
Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI 2015
Chief Neurology Residency, Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University; Philadelphia, PA 2013-2014
Neurology Residency, Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University; Philadelphia, PA 2013
Resident Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University; Philadelphia, PA 2011
Internship, Summer Research Program, National Institute of Health, National Institute of Aging; Bathesda, MD 2007
Research Interests: 

Expertise – neuromuscular medicine including diseases of the anterior horn (ALS and motor neuron diseases), peripheral nerve, neuromuscular junction (myasthenia gravis) and of the muscle. 

Memberships: 
American Medical Association
American Academy of Neurology
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Certifications: 
Board Certified, Neurology, American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry
Board Certified, Neuromuscular Medicine, American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry

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