Associate Editor

Ashkan Mowla, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA


Ashkan Mowla, MD, FAHA, FAAN is an assistant professor of neurological surgery at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Sothern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA. He is double board-certified neurologist with fellowship training in stroke and cerebrovascular diseases and also interventional neuroradiology.

Dr. Mowla did his residency in neurology at the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute where he served as the chief resident in his final year. He then completed his fellowship in stroke and vascular neurology at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI. Upon completion of the fellowship, he was recruited as an assistant professor of neurology at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY where was actively involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows as well as residency and clerkship curriculum development. During his time in Buffalo, he received the medical school’s prestigious Louis A. and Ruth Siegel award for excellence in teaching twice in 2014 and 2016.

In 2017, Dr. Mowla joined the prestigious Interventional Neuroradiology fellowship program at UCLA medical center, Los Angeles, CA where he completed his 2-year fellowship under Gary Duckwiler, MD.

He has participated in several clinical trials of drugs and technologies related to stroke and other cerebrovascular conditions and has lectured nationally and internationally on related topics. Dr. Mowla has been a member of the editorial board of several neurological, cerebrovascular and neurosurgical peer-reviewed journals including, Current Journal of Neurology, Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma, International Cardiovascular Research Journal and Archives of Neuroscience. He has been a reviewer for several journals in the field including Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases, Stroke, BMC Neurology, Annals of Vascular surgery, The Lancet, Journal of the Neurological Sciences and World Neurosurgery.

He is the author or co-author of over 50 scientific articles published in world renowned peer-reviewed journals such as Lancet Neurology, Stroke, International Journal of stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.

For his research, Dr. Mowla received numerous honors and awards including the AHA International Stroke Conference Junior Investigator Travel Award, American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Resident Scholarship Award, American Society of Neuroimaging Trainee Award and also Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Trainee Award.

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurology and Vascular Neurology and a fellow member of the American Heart Association / American Stroke association as well as American Academy of Neurology. 


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