Assistant Professor

MEMPHIS TN 381632194
Tel: (901) 448-6199

Clinical Care Specialty/Interest

Board Certifications: Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Neuroimaging

Research Interest

Imaging in Acute Stroke
Stroke Epidemiology
Computational Medicine


  1. Tsivgoulis, G, Zand, R, Katsanos, AH, Turc, G, Nolte, CH, Jung, S, Cordonnier, C, Fiebach, JB, Scheitz, JF, Klinger-Gratz, PP, Oppenheim, C, Goyal, N, Safouris, A, Mattle, HP, Alexandrov, AW, Schellinger, PD, Alexandrov, AV. Risk of Symptomatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage After Intravenous Thrombolysis in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke and High Cerebral Microbleed Burden: A Meta-analysis. JAMA Neurol, 73 (6), 675-83, 2016.
  2. Goyal, N, Tsivgoulis, G, Iftikhar, S, Khorchid, Y, Fawad Ishfaq, M, Doss, VT, Zand, R, Chang, J, Alsherbini, K, Choudhri, A, Hoit, D, Alexandrov, AV, Arthur, AS, Elijovich, L. Admission systolic blood pressure and outcomes in large vessel occlusion strokes treated with endovascular treatment. J Neurointerv Surg, 2016.
  3. Shahjouei, S, Cai, PY, Ansari, S, Sharififar, S, Azari, H, Ganji, S, Zand, R. Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion Model of Stroke in Rodents: A Step-by-Step Approach. J Vasc Interv Neurol, 8 (5), 1-8, 2016.
  4. Abedi, V, Mbaye, M, Tsivgoulis, G, Male, S, Goyal, N, Alexandrov, AV, Zand, R. Internet-based information-seeking behavior for transient ischemic attack. Int J Stroke, 10 (8), 1212-6, 2015.
  5. Zand, R, Male, S, Lynch, JK. Diffuse Fluid-Attenuated Inversion Recovery Hyperintensity in Subarachnoid Space Following Cerebral Angiography and Intravenous Thrombolysis. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, 24 (12), e1-3, 2015.
  6. Shahjouei, S, Tsivgoulis, G, Bavarsad Shahripour, R, Jones, GM, Alexandrov, AV, Zand, R. Safety of Intravenous Thrombolysis among Stroke Patients Taking New Oral Anticoagulants--Case Series and Systematic Review of Reported Cases. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, 24 (12), 2685-93, 2015.
  7. Goyal, N, Tsivgoulis, G, Zand, R, Sharma, VK, Barlinn, K, Male, S, Katsanos, AH, Bodechtel, U, Iftikhar, S, Arthur, A, Elijovich, L, Alexandrov, AW, Alexandrov, AV. Systemic thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms. Neurology, 85 (17), 1452-8, 2015.
  8. Tsivgoulis, G, Zand, R, Katsanos, AH, Sharma, VK, Goyal, N, Krogias, C, Safouris, A, Vadikolias, K, Voumvourakis, K, Alexandrov, AW, Malkoff, MD, Alexandrov, AV. Safety and outcomes of intravenous thrombolysis in dissection-related ischemic stroke: an international multicenter study and comprehensive meta-analysis of reported case series. J Neurol, 262 (9), 2135-43, 2015.
  9. Goyal, N, Male, S, Al Wafai, A, Bellamkonda, S, Zand, R. Cost burden of stroke mimics and transient ischemic attack after intravenous tissue plasminogen activator treatment. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, 24 (4), 828-33, 2015.
  10. Tsivgoulis, G, Zand, R, Katsanos, AH, Goyal, N, Uchino, K, Chang, J, Dardiotis, E, Putaala, J, Alexandrov, AW, Malkoff, MD, Alexandrov, AV. Safety of Intravenous Thrombolysis in Stroke Mimics: Prospective 5-Year Study and Comprehensive Meta-Analysis. Stroke, 2015.
  11. Abedi V, Yeasin M, Zand R. Literature Mining and Ontology Mapping Applied to Big Data. Book title: Application of Big Data for National Security., 13, 2015.
  12. Goyal N, Tsivgoulis G, Male S, Bhaskaran D, Alexandrov AV, Zand R.. Feasibility of Rapid Short Sequence Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Screening Stroke Mimics within the IV-tPA Treatment Window-A Pilot Study.. Stroke, Suppl 1 (46), ATP47-ATP4, 2015.
  13. Abedi, V, Yeasin, M, Zand, R. Empirical study using network of semantically related associations in bridging the knowledge gap. J Transl Med, 12 (1), 324, 2014.
  14. Zand, R, Lynch, JK. Recanalization of intracranial carotid artery occlusion associated with jugular vein cannulation. Can J Neurol Sci, 41 (5), 659-60, 2014.
  15. Nagaraja N, Luby M, Edwardson M, Zand R, Latour L.. Association of Low Cerebral Blood Volume With Negative FLAIR Hyperintensity in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Stroke (45), AWP32, 2014.
  16. Abedi V, Yeasin M, Zand R.. ARIANA: Adaptive Robust and Integrative Analysis for finding Novel Associations.. 2014 Int Conf Adv Big Data Anal. CSREA Press, 2014.
  17. Abedi V, Yeasin M, Zand R.. Context–Sensitive Use of Bioinformatics Tools with Complementary Functionalities for Generation of Relevant Hypothesis. BMC Bioinformatics, Suppl 10 (15), P8, 2014.
  18. Mansoor, S, Zand, R, Al-Wafai, A, Wahba, MN, Giraldo, EA. Safety of a "drip and ship" intravenous thrombolysis protocol for patients with acute ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, 22 (7), 969-71, 2013.
  19. Zand, R, Ganta, K, Afshani, M. Isolated dysphagia after a small posterolateral medullary infarct: a case report. Can J Neurol Sci, 39 (3), 398-9, 2012.
  20. Abedi, V, Zand, R, Yeasin, M, Faisal, FE. An automated framework for hypotheses generation using literature. BioData Min, 5 (1), 13, 2012.
  21. Zand R, Kazemi S, Barr J, Afshani M.. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage with Severe Vasospasm after Bevacizumab Therapy: A Case Report.. Neurology (78), P02.205, 2012.
  22. Zand R, Al-Wafai A, Jacewicz M.. Misdiagnosis of Stroke among IV tPA-treated Patients: A Two-year Experience in a Primary Stroke Center and Satellite Hospitals.. Stroke (43), A2869, 2012.
  23. Giraldo, EA, Khalid, A, Zand, R. Safety of Intravenous Thrombolysis within 4.5 h of symptom onset in patients with negative post-treatment stroke imaging for cerebral infarction. Neurocrit Care, 15 (1), 76-9, 2011.
  24. Zand R, Mainali S, Abedi V, Yeasin M.. Genetics of Stroke: A Review of Literature Using Expert-Guided Text Mining. Neurology, 9 (76), A9, 2011.
  25. Zand R, Abedi V, Yeasin M. Using Latent Semantic Analysis To Measure the Association of KCNN4 and ACTA2 Genes and Ischemic Stroke. Neurology, 9 (74), 221, 2010.
  26. Zand, R.. Frequency and Correlates of Spouse Abuse by Type: Physical, Sexual and Psychological Battering Among a Sample of Iranian Women. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 3 (6), 432-441, 2008.
  27. Zand, R. Is dopamine agonist therapy associated with developing pathological gambling in Parkinson's disease patients. Eur Neurol, 59 (3-4), 183-6, 2007.
  28. Soltani, K, Zand, R, Mirghasemi, A. Epidemiology and mortality of burns in Tehran, Iran. Burns, 24 (4), 325-8, 1998.