Prof Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, PhD

Rustam Al-Shahi Salman is a professor of clinical neurology at the University of Edinburgh and an honorary consultant neurologist in NHS Lothian. He became interested in neurology during medical training in Cambridge and was inspired to work on common neurological problems by Charles Warlow and the stroke research group in Edinburgh, which he joined in 1998 as an MRC clinical training fellow, progressing to MRC patient-oriented clinician scientist and senior clinical fellowships until 2016. Rustam’s clinical and research interests focus on the frequency, prognosis, treatment, and pathophysiology of intracranial haemorrhage, using research methods such as randomised controlled trials, community- or population-based cohort and case-control studies, brain banking, and meta-analysis. His clinical work includes acute TIA/stroke/thrombolysis services, acute neurology services including a rapid access neurology clinic for his local emergency department, and specialist outpatient clinics. Rustam was one of the lead authors of The Lancet’s 2014 Series on Increasing Value and Reducing Waste in Research and a founding member of the REWARD Alliance. He has received funding from the MRC, British Heart Foundation, Stroke Association, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government, and GE Healthcare. Rustam welcomes contact from junior doctors interested in pursuing independently-funded clinical research fellowships to answer important questions about stroke due to any form of intracranial haemorrhage. You can follow Rustam on Twitter at @BleedingStroke.