Prof Rustam Al-Shahi Salman

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Prof Rustam Al-Shahi Salman

Professor of Clinical Neurology
Honorary Consultant Neurologist
Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Rustam Al-Shahi Salman has been an honorary consultant neurologist in NHS Lothian since 2006, where his clinical work currently focuses on acute TIA/stroke and neurology in-hours and out-of-hours in the emergency department and in the Anne Rowling clinic. He is also a professor of clinical neurology (since 2013), head of the cerebrovascular research group (since 2020) and clinical director of Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (since 2020) at the University of Edinburgh.

He leads the Research to Understand Stroke due to Haemorrhage programme, which is dedicated to better understanding the causes and consequences of stroke due to haemorrhage in adults. 

He became interested in neurology during medical training in Cambridge and was inspired to work on common neurological problems by the stroke research group in Edinburgh, which he joined in 1998 as an MRC clinical training fellow, progressing to MRC patient-orientated clinician scientist and senior clinical fellowships.

More information

To find out more about Research to Understand Stroke due to Haemorrhage please visit the RUSH website.

You can follow Rustam on X (formerly Twitter) , and view his current declarations of interest here: Who Pays This Doctor webiste (external website).