Niaz Ahmed

Niaz Ahmed

Adjunct Professor | Docent
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18A, plan 5, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Neuro Ahmed, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an associate professor of neurology and research on vascular neurology
    with a focus on stroke
    I am a clinical researcher. I graduated as a medical doctor in 1995 from
    Dhaka Medical College under Dhaka University, Bangladesh. I defended my
    thesis in 2003 at Karolinska Institutet.
    I work as a senior consultant (överläkare) at the department of Neurology,
    Karolinska University Hospital. I am also head of research and Education, ME
    Neurology, Karolinska University Hospital.


  • I am a co-founder and chairman since 2019 of the SITS International which is
    an academic driven, ongoing, global registry for acute stroke. In the SITS
    registry, more than 350, 000 stroke patients registered from more than 1400
    I am coordinating investigator of Phase-III, multicentre, efficacy randomised
    controlled trial (I-Stroke II).
    My scientific activities involve acute treatment and secondary prevention of
    stroke. Being the group leader, my scientific activities involve in design &

  • execution of clinical studies-both observational and interventional,
    participation in industry sponsored stroke trials, international connections
    with other research partners, etc.


  • I have supervised 3 doctoral students as main and 4 doctoral students as
    co-supervisor and currently supervising one doctoral student as main
    I am course leader for the Neurology part of the physiotherapy course at
    Karolinska Institutet.
    As a senior consultant in Neurology, I am involved in teaching of neurology
    residence doctors at the hospital in daily clinical practice. Supervise
    session 9 medical students who are placed at the neurological ward.


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  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2014
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2003
  • Master Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 1999

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