Professor Masharip Atadzhanov, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCP

Dr Atadzhanov is Professor of Neurology at the University of Zambia, School of Medicine and Honary Consultant Neurologist at University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. He is trained in neurology and clinical genetics and obtained his PhD in the clinical genetic study of Parkinson's disease at the Central Postgraduate Training Institute for Physicians in Moscow. Dr Atadzhanov's research focuses on genetic and environmental contributors to ischaemic stroke and intracerebral haemorrhage risk in Zambian patients. He is currently the PI of the Zambian Stroke Study which is conducting research in collaboration with the Departments of Neuroscience and Neurology at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, USA. His other research interests include clinical and genetic aspects of Parkinson's disease and Spino-cerebellar ataxias in the Zambian population. Dr Atadzhanov is chairman of the Neurological and Psychatric Society of Zambia.