Rajeel Imran

Assistant Professor



Dr. Rajeel Imran is a vascular neurologist who completed his fellowship at Emory School of Medicine in Georgia.  He completed his adult neurology residency at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.  Dr. Imran completed medical school at Shifa College of Medicine, Shifa Tameer-e-Milat University in Islamabad, Pakistan.  

Dr. Imran's goal in his clinical practice is to provide patient-centered, compassionate care to patients presenting in the early phase of stroke in an inpatient hospital setting or for treatment of late-effects of stroke in an outpatient clinical setting.  Dr. Imran's hope is to bring a comprehensive and individualized approach to management of cerebrovascular disease to the patients and family members of the Greater Lansing, Michigan area.  


Outstanding Stroke Investigator Award 2020, Cardiac Function Indices May Predict Outcomes After Primary ICH, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
Best Abstract Award, 2018: Houston Metgodist Neurological Institute 11th Annual Advances in Neurology
First Position, Annual Research Day Poster Presentation, Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2013
Award of Academic Excellence, Shifa College of Medicine, Division of Ophthalmology, 2012
Award of Academic Excellence, Shifa College of Medicine, Division of Pharmacology, 2012
Award of Academic Excellence, Shifa College of Medicine, Division of Forensic Medicine, 2011
First Position, Annual Sports Day Soccer Tournament Championship, Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2012
Excellence Performance Scholarship, St. Mary's Academy, GCE Advanced Level, 2006
High Grades Award Scholarship, St. Mary's Academy GCSE Ordinary Level, 2005
Selected Publications: 
Reddy S, Garg T, Imran R, Volpi JJ, Misra V, Chiu D, Gadhia RR, Savitz SI: Cerebrovascular Disease in Patients with COVID-19: A Review of the Literature and Case Series. Case Reports in Neurology, 2020 June 11; 12(2):199-209. PMID: 32647526
Cajavilca CE, Hooper D, Imran R, Gadhia RR: Antithrombotic Management After Intracranial Hemorrhage. Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine 2019; 21(12):88.
Education and Professional Positions: 
Shifa College of Medicine, Shifa Tameer-e-Milat University, Pakistan, 2008-2013
St. Mary's Academy, GCE Ordinary & Advanced Levels (Cambridge University, United Kingdom), 2003-2007
Book Chapters
Book Chapters: 
Imran R, Simpson E. Chapter 25 - Myasthenia Gravis. Neurology: Case Files 4th Edition. 2020.
Academic Appointments
Academic Appointments: 
2020-Present: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University Department of Neurology
2021-Present: Associate Medical Director of Stroke, Sparrow Hospital
Postdoctoral Training
Postdoctoral Training: 
Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia, 2020-21
Neurology Residency, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, 2016-2020
Internal Medicine Internship, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, 2015-16
Clinical Interests
Clinical Interests: 

Hyperacute ischemic stroke management

Intracerebral hemorrhage

Stroke in the young

Patent Foramen Ovale and stroke

Atrial fibrillation

Cryptogenic stroke

COVID-19 infection and stroke

Moya Moya disease

Fibromuscular dysplasia

Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Migraine and ischemic stroke


Carotid revascularization

Cerebrovascular arterial dissection

Late effects of cerebrovascular disease

Telestroke and Teleneurology


Research Interests
Research Interests: 

Advanced hyperacute neuroimaging for acute ischemic stroke diagnosis

Early management of intracerebral hemorrhage

COVID-19 and its association with cerebrovascular disease

Management of patients with cryptogenic stroke and atrial cardiopathy

Member, American Academy of Neurology, 2016-present
Member, American Medical Association, 2016-present
Member, American Heart Association, 2016-present
Member, Islamic Medical Association of North American, 2013-present
Member, Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America, 2012-present
Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia, 2020-21
Selected Presentations: 
Artificial Intelligence and Its Role in Stroke Care, Neurology and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, October 8, 2021, Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Michigan.
Alabyad D, Rangaraju S, Imran R, Liu M, Kempton C, Nahab F: Markers of Coagulation and Hemostatic Activation Identify COVID-19 Patients at High Risk for Thrombotic Events, ISC 2021, Denver, CO.
Imran R, Patel NH, Hooper D, Naseem N, Misra V: Cardiac Function Indices May Predict Outcomes after Primary ICH. AAN 2020, Toronto, Canada
Imran R, Poursheyki M, Volpi JJ: Native-Valve Legionella Endocarditis with Devastating Neurological Complications. AAN 2020, Toronto, Canada
Imran R, Cajavilca CE, Volpi JJ: Fake News in the PCA Territory - Can We Trust the NIHSS to Predict Outcomes? Poster presentation, ESOC 2019, Milan, Italy
Imran R, Naseem N, Misra V: Global Cerebral Infarction Due to Acute Cardioembolic Anterior & Posterior Circulation Occlusion. Poster Presentation, ESOC 2019, Milan, Italy
Rahman HA, Imran R: Risk of Stroke in Women with use of Testosterone-Containing Hormone Replacement Therapy. Poster presentation, ISC 2017, Houston, Texas
Rahman HA, Zubair MM, Imran R, Bismuth J, Diaz O: Cerebral Venous Reflux Secondary to Arterio-Venous Fistula: A Case Report. International Congress of Interventional Neurology Annual Meeting, 2015
Vascular Neurology

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