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Zurab Nadareishvili, M.D.

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Medical Director, NIH Stroke Program at Suburban Hospital


Languages: English, Georgian, Russian

Expertise: Neurology, Stroke, Vascular Neurology


Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Downtown Bethesda
Appointment Phone: 240-235-9120

7315 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814 map
Phone: 240-235-9120

Suburban Hospital

8600 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814 map


Dr. Zurab Nadareishvili is the medical director of the National Institutes of Health Stroke Program at Suburban Hospital and is affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Nadareishvili is certified in general neurology and vascular neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He practices out of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Nadareishvili earned his medical degree from Tbilisi State Medical University. He completed a residency in neurology at MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Nadareishvili earned the 2016 Best Consulting Physician Award for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians by the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards.

Dr. Nadareishvili has contributed to numerous publications and presentations. more


  • Medical Director, NIH Stroke Program at Suburban Hospital

Departments / Divisions

  • Medicine at Sibley Memorial Hospital



  • MD, Tbilisi State Medical University (1984)


  • MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center / Neurology (2009)


  • National Institutes of Health-Credentialing Services Section (2010)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Neurology-General (2009)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Vascular Neurology (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Janelidze M, Mikeladze N, Bochorishvili N, Dzagnidze A, Kapianidze M, Mikava N, Khatiashvili I, Kakhiani D, Mirvelashvili E, Shiukashvili N, Nadareishvili Z. "Validity of the Georgian Montreal Cognitive Assessment for the Screening of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia." Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2017 Feb;32(1):36-40. doi: 10.1177/1533317516679304.

Shah S, Luby M, Poole K, Morella T, Keller E, Benson RT, Lynch JK, Nadareishvili Z, Hsia AW. "Screening with MRI for Accurate and Rapid Stroke Treatment: SMART." Neurology. 2015 Jun 16;84(24):2438-44. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001678.

Luby M, Warach SJ, Nadareishvili Z, Merino JG. "Immediate changes in stroke lesion volumes post thrombolysis predict clinical outcome." Stroke. 2014 Nov;45(11):3275-9. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.006082.

Nadareishvili Z, Michaud K, Hallenbeck JM, Wolfe F. "Cardiovascular, rheumatologic, and pharmacologic predictors of stroke in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a nested, case-control study." Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Aug 15;59(8):1090-6. doi: 10.1002/art.23935.

Beletsky V, Nadareishvili Z, Lynch J, Shuaib A, Woolfenden A, Norris JW; Canadian Stroke Consortium. "Cervical arterial dissection: time for a therapeutic trial?" Stroke. 2003 Dec;34(12):2856-60.

Activities & Honors


  • Best Consulting Physician for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards, 2016
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