Dr. Nourbakhsh is an assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Nourbakhsh has an expertise in multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuroimmunology. He 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.
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.