Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
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Neurology - Neuroimmunology
I believe that health care is a human right. As such, I strive to provide compassionate care to my patients, serving as their guide as they navigate their neurologic condition. I also believe that quality care focuses on the person as a whole and so I encourage my patients to live healthy physical, emotional, and spiritual lives.
I believe that the best way that I can help my patients is to identify, to the best of my ability, the cause of their ailment. I do so by taking a detailed history, performing a neurologic exam that focuses on the areas that help narrow the differential diagnosis, and the order/review understand their symptoms, test results, and risks/benefits of the medications that we prescribe.
Dr. Ansari is a neurologist with fellowship training in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology. He sees patients with common neurologic conditions such as headaches, epilepsy, movement disorders, stroke, and neuromuscular disorders. He has a special interest in patients with multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune conditions affecting the nervous system, which include: Neuromyelitis Optica, MOG antibody demyelinating disorder, CNS Lupus and Sjogren’s disease, Neurosarcoidosis, Autoimmune Encephalitis, Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome (AIDP), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP).
Dr. Ansari’s research interests focus on improving the management and treatment of multiple sclerosis and other neurologic conditions, primarily through quality improvement and participation in clinical trials. His academic interests include teaching residents and medical students in the field of neurology.
B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2007
M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston TX 2013
Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2013-2014
Neuology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2014-2017
Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 2017-2019
National MS Society Clinical Care Fellowship, 2017
Excellence in Medical Student Teaching Award, 2017
UC Davis GME High Value Care Competition Award, 2015
Excellence in Professionalism Award, 2015
Ansari M, Chang GY. Pathophysiology of Stroke in the Contralateral Posterior Cerebral Artery Distribution from a Tentorial Herniation. J Clin Neurol. 2017 Jan;13(1):101-102. doi:10.3988/jcn.2017.13.1.101. Epub 2016 Oct 7. PMID:27730772.
Miranda-Acuña J, Rivas-Rodríguez E, Levy M, Ansari M, Stone R, Patel V, Amezcua L. Rituximab during pregnancy in neuromyelitis optica: A case report. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2019 Feb 1;6(2):e542. doi:10.1212/NXI.0000000000000542. PMID:30800724.