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Bardia Nourbakhsh, M.A.S., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Expertise: Epidemiology, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology
Research Interests: Multiple Sclerosis
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Pathology 627 Neurology
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Bardia Nourbakhsh, M.D., is an assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Nourbakhsh is board-certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He practices out of The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and is affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Nourbakhsh has an expertise in multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuroimmunology.
Dr. Nourbakhsh earned his medical degree from Tehran University School of Medical Sciences and completed a residency in neurology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He studied epidemiology, study design and biostatistics, obtaining a Masters 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.
Dr. Nourbakhsh's research training focused on the design and execution of clinical trials and 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 two-center, randomized, double-blind crossover clinical trial funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, which focuses on commonly used fatigue medications for MS. He has contributed to numerous publications, journal articles, abstracts and posters, and lectures. He is an ad hoc reviewer for Annals of Neurology, Journal of Neurological Sciences, Neurology: Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation, JAMA Neurology, Frontiers Molecular Biosciences and other journals.
- Assistant Professor of Neurology
- M.D., Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Iran) (2007)
- M.A.S., University of California (San Francisco) (California) (2016)
Research & Publications
Dr. Nourbakhsh's research training focused on the design and execution of clinical trials and use of biomarkers in multiple sclerosis. His current research interests include the comparative effectiveness studies of symptomatic and disease-modifying therapies in multiple sclerosis, as well as identifying new pathophysiologic mechanisms and therapeutic targets for multiple sclerosis-related fatigue.
Clinical Trial KeywordsMultiple Sclerosis
Dr. Nourbakhsh is the principal investigator of a two-center randomized double-blind crossover clinical trial of commonly used fatigue medications in multiple sclerosis, that is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Quintanilla-Bordás, C., Nourbakhsh, B., Strober, J., Raffel, C., Waubant, E. "Clinical Reasoning: A 16-year-old girl with subacute weakness and sensory loss." Neurology. 2017 Jun 6;88(23):e225-e229.
Graves, J.S., Chitnis, T., Weinstock-Guttman, B., Rubin, J., Zelikovitch, A.S., Nourbakhsh, B., Simmons, T., Waltz, M., Casper, T.C., Waubant, E.; Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers. "Maternal and Perinatal Exposures Are Associated With Risk for Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis." Pediatrics. 2017 Apr;139(4). pii: e20162838. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-2838.
Cordano, C., Nourbakhsh, B., Brown, E., Glastonbury, C. "Extensive Involvement of Multiple Cranial and Spinal Nerves in Lymphomatous Meningitis." Can J Neurol Sci. 2017 Sep;44(5):599-600. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2017.50. Epub 2017 May 9.
Kuhle, J., Nourbakhsh, B., Grant, D., Morant, S., Barro, C., Yaldizli, Ö., Pelletier, D., Giovannoni, G., Waubant, E., Gnanapavan, S. "Serum neurofilament is associated with progression of brain atrophy and disability in early MS." Neurology. 2017 Feb 28;88(9):826-831. Epub 2017 Feb 1.
Cordano, C., Alessandria, G., Leonardi, A., Cellerino, M., Nourbakhsh, B., Nobili, F., Bandini, F. "Homonymous hemianopia as the first sign of posterior cortical atrophy." J Neurol Sci. 2017 Feb 15;373:38-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2016.12.016. Epub 2016 Dec 14.
Activities & Honors
- Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis, American Brain Foundation
- Sylvia Lawry Clinical Research Fellowship, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Fred Baskin Young Investigator Award
- Teva Neuroscience Award for Academic Excellence
Videos & Media
Recent News Articles and Media Coverage
"PCORI Awards $2 Million to Study Treatments for Fatigue in MS Patients." Multiple Sclerosis News Today. (08/09/2016)