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Amna Sohail, MD

Division:
General Neurology Appointment
Department:
Neurology
Primary Location:

PO Box 800394

Charlottesville, VA 22908-0394

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Expertise

ABMS Certification:
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology); American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Vascular Neurology)
Research Interests:

Sleep disorders and stroke
Autonomic dysfunction in stroke

Clinical Practice:
Ischemic Stroke, Stroke

About

Title:
Assistant Professor
Biography

Amna Sohail, MD, is a board-certified vascular neurologist specializing in stroke diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Born in Pakistan, Dr. Sohail completed her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree at Shifa College of Medicine in Islamabad prior to pursuing a neurology residency in the U.S. at the University of Oklahoma. She then went on to complete a vascular neurology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass.

Dr. Sohail grew up in a family of physicians, including her grandfather, mother, and aunt. “I saw firsthand their commitment, dedication and hard work as physicians and the joy it brought them. Their fulfillment making a positive impact in patients’ lives through their clinical work and advancement in science and healthcare processes was unparalleled. They were an inspiration for me to become a doctor,” she says.

It was her family and their travels across the globe that gave Dr. Sohail an early appreciation for different cultures, languages, and places. She has a strong desire to learn from others and work collaboratively to make things better. It is this humble outlook that shapes Dr. Sohail’s approach to patient care. “I actively listen to my patients to understand their values, social situation, and concerns,” she says. “I work with them to devise a plan both in line with their preferences and the best scientific evidence to date. My goal is not only to treat the disease process, but also help patients get access to the best care and help them achieve the best quality of life.”

Education

Primary:
Shifa College of Medicine, 2011
Residency:
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Fellowships:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Harvard Medical School

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