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Malik Muhammad Adil, M.B.B.S.

Malik Muhammad Adil, M.B.B.S.

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  • Medical Director Stroke Program, Suburban Hospital, Bethesda

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)


Languages: English, Punjabi, Urdu


Vascular Neurology

Research Interests

Acute Stroke


Dr. Malik Adil is a vascular neurologist in Bethesda, caring for patients who have had strokes. He serves as the medical director of the Stroke Program at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.

Dr. Adil received his M.B.B.S. from Shifa College of Medicine in Islamabad, Pakistan. He completed his neurology residency at Ochsner Clinic Foundation, where he served as chief resident, and performed a fellowship in vascular neurology at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Adil joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2019.

His research interests include acute stroke.

Dr. Adil serves on the editorial board of Life and Science, the official journal of the National University of Medical Sciences in Pakistan. He has been recognized with several honors, including the Ochsner Clinic Foundation’s Dean H. Echols Award for Clinical Writing in 2016. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Heart Association, the American Board of Quality Assurance & Utilization Review Physicians and the American College of Healthcare Executives. more


  • Medical Director Stroke Program, Suburban Hospital, Bethesda

Departments / Divisions

  • Medicine at Sibley Memorial Hospital



  • MBBS; Shifa College of Medicine (2005)


  • Neurology; Ochsner Clinic Foundation (2018)


  • Vascular Neurology; National Institutes of Health (2019)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology-General) (2020)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Luby M, Hsia AW, Nadareishvili Z, Cullison K, Pednekar N, Adil MM, Latour LL. “Frequency of blood-brain barrier disruption post-endovascular therapy and multiple thrombectomy passes in acute ischemic stroke patients.” Stroke. 2019 Aug; 50(8):2241-2244

Dave A, Ganesh A, Adil MM, Tsao JW. “Practice current: How do you diagnose and treat post-concussive headache?” Neurol Clin Pract. 2019 Jun; 9(3):263-270

Saeed F, Adil MM, Kaleem UM, Khan AS, Holley JL, Damirjian S. “National outcomes of in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients with acute kidney injury: years 2005 - 2011.” Clin Nephrol. 2018 Nov; 90(5):325-333. doi: 10.5414/CN109496

Hassan AE, Kassel DH, Adil MM, Tekle WG, Qureshi AI. “Are there disparities in thrombolytic treatment and mortality in acute ischemic stroke in the Hispanic population living in border states versus nonborder states?” J Vasc Interv Neurol. 2016 Oct; 9(2):1-4

Adil MM, Vidal GA, Beslow LA. “Clinical outcomes among transferred children with ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes in the nationwide inpatient sample.” J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Nov; 25(11):2594-2602

Activities & Honors


  • Junior Faculty Leadership Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2020
  • Enhanced Resident Leadership Program, American Academy of Neurology, 2018
  • Resident Scholarship to the Annual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology, 2017
  • Translational and Clinical Research Course for Clinician-Scientists, American Neurological Association, 2016
  • Neurology Residents Scholarship Program, Immersion Program in Epilepsy, 2016
  • Dean H Echols Award for Clinical Writing, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, 2016
  • Ochsner Research Council Award for Outstanding Research by Trainees, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, 2015
  • Ochsner Research Council Award for Outstanding Research by Trainees, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, 2014
  • Department Scholarship for DPhil Studies in Human Immunology, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, 2008
  • Citation of Excellence in Recognition of Performance in Medical Research and Scientific Publications, Shifa College of Medicine, 2005


  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA)
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  • American Board of Quality Assurance & Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)
  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board, Life and Science (official journal of National University of Medical Sciences, Pakistan), 2018
  • Chair, Organizing Committee and Member, Executive Committee, Pakistan International Neuroscience Society (PINS), 2017 - 2019
  • Editorial Board, Neurology (official journal of the American Academy of Neurology), 2016 - 2019
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