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Wayne State names Dr. Omar Khan Department of Neurology chair

April 21, 2013

Dr. Omar Khan, Wayne State University School of Medicine professor of Neurology, has been appointed chair of the Department of Neurology, effective April 22. "His devotion to education and the clinical treatment of patients, combined with his passion for collaborative research, make Dr. Khan the ideal person to lead the department into its next chapter," Valerie M. Parisi, M.D. said. "A widely published and internationally respected neurologist and clinical researcher, Dr. Khan is the ideal leader to maintain the high quality research and sought-after patient care for which the department has become known." Khan has served as interim chair of the department for the last year while the school conducted an extensive national search and interviewed candidates. "I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to lead a prestigious department nationally known for its excellence in teaching, clinical care and research," said Khan, director of the Wayne State University Multiple Sclerosis Center and the Sastry Foundation Advanced Imaging Laboratory. "I am looking forward to working with my colleagues and leading the department."