Adnan Safdar

Adnan Safdar, MD

  • Neurology
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology

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About Me

I’m a neurologist with more than 11 years of experience. I have advanced training in the management of stroke patients. Unfortunately, there is a very high incidence of this debilitating disease in Ohio.

In acute ischemic stroke patients, rapid diagnosis and treatment can preserve millions of neurons and have a tremendous impact on the return to premorbid functional status, thereby saving the patient's life. I can decide whether to involve intravenous thrombolysis or mechanical thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke patients before even reaching the ER. In addition, I can manage patients with intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage in the ER, ICU and on the floor.

I like to provide compassionate care to all my patients and treat them as if they are part of my family. I enjoy the friendly atmosphere at Ohio State because all of the doctors, nurses and staff support each other, which helps in the efficient management of patients.

In my free time, I enjoy watching television as well as reading newspapers and medical journals.
  • Trained by Dr. L.R. Caplan in a Harvard-affiliated hospital in Boston during my fellowship
  • Received many awards in my previous job at Michigan State University regarding the teaching of residents, nurses and students

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient
  • Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection
  • Foramen Ovale, Patent
  • Stroke

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi, Punjab,
1/1/1986 - 5/15/1994


Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

4/1/1999 - 6/30/2001

Research Fellowship

Millard Fillmore Hospital, Williamsville, NY

7/1/2001 - 11/30/2002

Research Fellowship

Rutgers University Hospital, Newark, NJ

12/1/2002 - 6/30/2003


Rutgers University Hospital, Newark, NJ

7/1/2003 - 6/30/2007


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Vascular Neurology)

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

Academic Information

My Department


Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/30/2022, Dr. Safdar has reported no relationships with companies or entities.