Bardia Nourbakhsh, M.D., M.A.S., is an associate professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He practices out of The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Nourbakhsh has expertise in multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuroimmunology.
Dr. Nourbakhsh earned his medical degree from the Tehran University School of Medical Sciences and completed a residency in neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He studied epidemiology, study design, and biostatistics, obtaining a Master of Advanced Studies degree in clinical research from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, where he also completed a fellowship in MS and neuroimmunology.
In 2014, Dr. Nourbakhsh earned the American Brain Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship in MS, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Sylvia Lawry Clinical Research Fellowship, the Fred Baskin Young Investigator Award, and the Teva Neuroscience Award for Academic Excellence.
In 2022, he was named a Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Dr. Nourbakhsh's research training focused on the design and execution of clinical trials and the use of biomarkers in MS. His current research interests include the comparative effectiveness studies of symptomatic and disease-modifying therapies in MS, as well as identifying new pathophysiologic mechanisms and therapeutic targets for MS-related fatigue. Dr. Nourbakhsh is the principal investigator of a randomized, double-blind clinical trial funded by the Department of Defense, which tests whether ketamine could be a treatment for MS fatigue. He has contributed to numerous publications, journal articles, abstracts and posters, and lectures. He is an ad hoc reviewer for Lancet Neurology, Annals of Neurology, Neurology, Neurology: Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation, Multiple Sclerosis Journal, and other journals.