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FLINT

WARREN

DEARBORN

Flint Main Location

4800 S. Saginaw Street, suite is 1625 Flint MI, 48507

Warren Location

21230 Dequindre Rd, Warren, MI 48091

Dearborn Location

5111 Auto Club Drive #101,
Dearborn, MI 48126

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Rediscover a Life Free from Pain – Faster, Simpler, and with Confidence

At Insight Brain & Spine Institute, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for neurological and spinal conditions. We understand sometimes that journey might feel complex or even daunting. That’s why we’re here – to simplify every step and create a clear, comforting path forward, rooted in trust and understanding.

    MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE, ONE UNIFIED SOLUTION

    Your brain and spine are as unique as your fingerprint, and your treatment should be just as personalized. Our multidisciplinary team unites experts from diverse field, including:

    • Neurosurgery
    • Interventional & Multi-Modality Pain Management
    • Neurology
    • Orthopedics
    • Physiatry
    • Physical Therapy

    Conditions We Treat:

    • Brain Conditions
    • Spine Conditions
    • Chronic Neurological and Spinal Pain

    This comprehensive circle of care ensures a tailored approach, treating not just the symptom, but you as a whole.

    Empowering Your Journey in Words You Understand

    Medical jargon can be confusing, but your health shouldn’t be. We’re committed to speaking a language you understand, ensuring you feel confident and informed in your care choices. From answering every question to following up with personalized thank you notes, we prioritize your comfort, understanding, and participation in your care.

    Community-Centric Healing

    We’re more than a medical institute – we’re a vibrant part of the communities we serve. With an emphasis on preventive care and timely interventions to understanding and respecting the cultural beliefs and preferences of our patients, we are dedicated to fostering trust and improving communication between healthcare providers and our patients.

    Innovation Meet Compassion

    We’re not just brain and spine specialists, we’re advocates for your well-being. Whether it’s through advanced minimally invasive procedures, state of the art stimulators and imaging techniques, or effective non-surgical methods, our focus is always on reducing your pain with the least amount of intervention necessary.

    Your Path to Living Without Pain Begins Here

    Contact us today to learn more about Insight Brain & Spine Institute
    Call (810) 732-8336 to Schedule an Appointment

    Insight Brain & Spine Institute: Where Trust, Innovation, and a Pain-Free Life Align

    Meet Our Providers

    Rachel
    Director of Pain Management

    Racheal Smith

    Vincent Rampersaud
    M.D. Orthopedic Surgery & Pain Management

    Vincent Rampersaud

    Siva Sripada
    D.O, Anesthesiology & Pain Management, Board-Certified

    Siva K. Sripada

    Denis
    DO, Pain Management, Board-Certified

    Dennis Dobritt

    Dr. Evan Peskin
    MD, Anesthesia/Pain, Board-Certified

    Evan Peskin

    Sushruth
    MD, Anesthesia/Pain

    Sushruth Shenava

    Khuram J Khan
    MD, Pain Management, Board-Certified

    Khurram J. Khan

    Julie
    FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Board-Certified

    Julie Widzinski, NP

    Alyssa Doyle
    FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner

    Alyssa Doyle

    Joe danko
    AGACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Board-Certified

    Joe Danko

    Khatri
    MD

    Nasir Khatri

    Director of Pain Management

    Racheal Smith

    Racheal Smith is Insight’s Director of Pain Management. Racheal graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration. In May 2014, she joined Insight as a front desk medical assistant in Imaging. With hard work and dedication, she quickly moved up to the neurosurgery clinic, where she was Dr. Jawad Shah’s medical assistant, and then promoted to management. Outside of work, Racheal enjoys spending time with her wonderful family, friends, and her dog Chloe.

    M.D. Orthopedic Surgery & Pain Management

    Vincent Rampersaud

    Dr. Vincent Rampersaud is an orthopedics and pain management specialist at Insight. He studied orthopedics at Wayne State University and has had extensive training in pain, spine, joint, and hand injuries. Since 2009, Dr. Rampersaud has focused on pain management in private practice. He provides a variety of medical, interventional, and surgical treatment options for patients experiencing chronic pain, as well as bone and joint injuries.

    D.O, Anesthesiology & Pain Management, Board-Certified

    Siva K. Sripada

    Dr. Siva Sripada is board-certified anesthesiology and pain management specialist at Insight. Dr. Sripada received his medical training at the University of North Texas HSC in Fort Worth, Texas. He then completed an anesthesia residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

    After working as an anesthesiologist in the greater Dallas area, he returned to receive his subspecialty training in pain management from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Sripada has been working exclusively as a pain management specialist in southeast Michigan for over ten years. He is dedicated to providing various treatment options for his patients to help them manage chronic pain.

    DO, Pain Management, Board-Certified

    Dennis Dobritt

    Dr. Dennis Dobritt is a pain management specialist at Insight, with over 35 years of experience evaluating and treating acute, chronic, and cancer pain conditions. Prior to joining Insight, Dr. Dobritt spent over 30 years as a faculty member at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is currently an associate clinical professor in the Department of Surgical Specialties. Dr. Dobritt has been involved in research and previously held the position of Director of Anesthesia Research for the Department of Anesthesiology, Providence Hospital Anesthesia Residency program.

    Dr. Dobritt is board-certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and interventional pain. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, with added qualifications in pain medicine, as well as the American Board of Pain Medicine and the World Institute of Pain. Dr. Dobritt has been the recipient of many awards over the years and has published several papers on various topics in pain management. He has also had several appointments by Michigan governors to serve the state, including the Michigan Osteopathic Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, where he was vice-chairman for several years and chairman his last year on the board.

    MD, Anesthesia/Pain, Board-Certified

    Evan Peskin

    Dr. Evan Peskin is a chronic pain management physician at Insight Pain Management. He is currently accepting new patients at our Flint, Warren, and Dearborn locations. Before joining Insight, Dr. Peskin completed his education and training in Miami, Florida, practicing anesthesiology, perioperative medicine, and pain management at several hospital systems. During his training, Dr. Peskin also gained experience in diverse anesthesia disciplines, including neuroanesthesia, intensive care, and trauma management.

    Dr. Peskin prioritizes the role of innovation and process improvement in moving the healthcare field forward. To better advocate for his patients, Dr. Peskin completed a master’s degree in health management and policy. He holds medical device patents in ten countries and was awarded an innovations grant from the Veterans Administration Innovation Center for developing peri/postoperative opioid use guidelines. While in Miami, he was also involved with the CHARIOT (Childhood Anxiety Reduction through Innovation and Technology) program.

    Patient safety and quality of life are central tenets of Dr. Peskin’s practice. He prioritizes treating each patient with the same genuine care and concern that he would expect any healthcare practitioner to show his family. He also prides himself in involving the patient and their loved ones at every step of their care. Outside work, Dr. Peskin enjoys spending time with his wife Abby, startup business development, cooking, baking, soccer, racquetball, and stand-up comedy.

    MD, Anesthesia/Pain

    Sushruth Shenava

    Dr. Sushruth Shenava is an anesthesiology and pain management specialist at Insight Pain Management. He has been in practice since 2011. After anesthesiology training, Dr. Shenava began focusing solely on pain management. Dr. Shenava offers a variety of procedural, behavioral, and medical options for the treatment of chronic pain, with an emphasis on improved functionality and daily living.

    MD, Pain Management, Board-Certified

    Khurram J. Khan

    Dr. Khurram J. Khan is a pain management specialist at Insight. Dr. Khan graduated from Dow Medical College in 1999. He then finished his residency in PM&R at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he received the resident of the year award in 2009. Following his residency, Dr. Khan went on to complete fellowships in hospice and palliative medicine at UCSF, headache medicine, and then anesthesia pain medicine at USC. He also completed one year of training in a regenerative medicine clinic in Illinois. Dr. Khan has been practicing interventional pain medicine since 2016. He is board-certified in PM&R, HPM, brain injury, headache and orofacial pain, anesthesia pain medicine, and hospice medical director board exams.

    FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Board-Certified

    Julie Widzinski, NP

    Julie Widzinski is a board-certified nurse practitioner at Insight Pain Management. Julie earned her first bachelor’s degree in biology and sports medicine at Adrian College. She then received a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Detroit Mercy. Julie went on to complete her master’s degree at Chamberlain University in Chicago, Illinois, graduating with honors. Julie began her career in the emergency room and then moved to the neuro/medical intensive care unit at McLaren Flint. After working at McLaren for 11 years, Julie joined Insight in June 2020.

    FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner

    Alyssa Doyle

    Alyssa Doyle is a board-certified nurse practitioner at Insight Pain Management. Alyssa earned her bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University and worked as a registered nurse for five years in the emergency department at Hurley Medical Center, as well as a pre/post-op nurse at The Vascular Institute of Michigan. Alyssa went on to complete her master’s degree at the University of Michigan-Flint and joined Insight  in February 2021.

    AGACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Board-Certified

    Joe Danko

    Joe Danko is a board-certified nurse practitioner specializing in acute care gerontology at Insight Pain Management. Joe earned his bachelor’s degree as a registered nurse from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He then completed his master’s degree at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. Joe worked in the medical ICU, pre-op, and recovery room at St. John Hospital in Detroit for 11 years before joining Insight in February 2016.

    MD

    Nasir Khatri

    Dr. Nasir Khatri is a double board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain medicine physician at Insight. As an expert in advanced pain medicine techniques, he approaches each patient in a holistic manner, prioritizing multidisciplinary care for a healthy mind and body.

    Dr. Khatri attended North Carolina State University for his undergraduate education and graduated as valedictorian. He completed his medical education at VCU School of Medicine, where he graduated at the top of his class and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Dr. Khatri went on to complete his residency training at UNC Chapel Hill, where he was avidly involved with research and leadership. He then completed his medical training with a fellowship in interventional pain medicine at the
    University of Kansas, one of the most selective training programs in pain medicine.

    Prior to joining Insight, Dr. Khatri worked with a large health system in Charlotte, NC and helped implement many advanced interventional pain procedures. Dr. Khatri is nationally renowned for his leadership roles within the field of pain medicine and is the Co-Chair of Young Innovators within the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience. He also consults for medical device companies, is a peer reviewer for medical journals, has been invited to speak at national medical conferences, and has authored several peer-reviewed medical studies and best practices guidelines.

    Outside of work, Dr. Khatri enjoys spending time with his family, reading about history, running, and traveling.


    Js
    MD, FRCSC, FAANS, FACS, Board-Certified, Neurosurgeon

    Jawad Shah

    Eddem
    MD, MSC, FRCSC, Neurosurgeon, Board-Certified

    Idara J. Edem

    Dr. Atya Alfllouse neurologist in flint michigan
    MD, FRCSC, Board-Certified Neurosurgeon

    Atya Alfllouse

    Dr. Cameron McDougal
    MD, Neurosurgeon, Board Certified

    Cameron McDougall

    Dali Yin
    MD, Ph.D. Neurosurgeon

    Dali Yin

    MD, Neurosurgeon

    Roy Torcuator

    Sudesh_Ebenezer
    M.D., Ed.M., FRCSC, FAANS, Neurosurgeon

    Sudesh Ebenezer

    MD

    Chirag Chaudhary

    Zakhria Belasher best neurosurgeon in michigan
    M.D

    Zakhria Belasher

    Khatri
    MD

    Nasir Khatri

    Pes
    ACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner

    Allison Piatt

    Nina_Smith
    Chief Experience Officer

    Nina Smith

    Monica Culver
    AGACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner

    Monica Culver

    MD, FRCSC, FAANS, FACS, Board-Certified, Neurosurgeon

    Jawad Shah

    Dr. Jawad Shah is an accomplished neurosurgeon and the CEO and founder of Insight, a fully-integrated multi-specialty medical system that has grown from a small doctor’s office he founded in 2006 to a multistate leader in health care with over 1,000 employees and $220 million in revenue.

    Raised in Winnipeg, Canada, Dr. Shah completed medical school at the University of Manitoba, studying psychoneuroimmunology and neurosurgery. He then completed subspecialty fellowship training in skull base neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas. His areas of specialty include brain stem surgery, vascular neurosurgery, brain tumors, complex spine, and neuromodulation. He currently practices at McLaren, Hurley, and Genesys hospitals.

    Dr. Shah is involved in extensive research projects, including clinical, patent work, biological/mechanical and electrical product development, industry-sponsored studies, and theoretical philosophy. He is a faculty member at the Michigan State University Medical School and the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics Co-Director, jointly administered by the University of Michigan and Insight.

    MD, MSC, FRCSC, Neurosurgeon, Board-Certified

    Idara J. Edem

    Dr. Idara Edem is the Vice Chair of Insight’s Department of Neurosurgery and the Director of Skull Base and Neurosurgical Oncology. Dr. Edem is a Canadian-trained neurosurgeon, board-certified in neurosurgery in 2019 by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Her specialties include general neurosurgery, neurosurgical oncology, skull base neurosurgery, and complex spine disorders. She has also conducted and published research on neurosurgery and skull base neurosurgery, including minimal-access approaches and quality of life.

    Dr. Edem is passionate about providing excellent patient-centered care to relieve suffering and prolong survival. She also has clinical and research interests in the provision of neurosurgical care in low and middle income countries (LMICs) and the policy changes needed to improve access to surgical care worldwide. She is affiliated with the Karmanos Cancer Institute, McLaren Flint Regional Medical Center, Hurley Medical Center, and Ascension Genesys Hospital in Michigan. She is also an assistant professor at Michigan State University.

    Outside of work, Dr. Edem’s interests and hobbies include traveling and building her LP collection with records from around the world, hiking, football, literature and dancing.

    MD, FRCSC, Board-Certified Neurosurgeon

    Atya Alfllouse

    Dr. Atya Alfllouse is a FRCSC board-certified neurosurgeon at Insight Neurosurgery, specializing in brain and spine surgery. With extensive training and a diverse range of experiences working at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary-affiliated Alberta Health Services in both Edmonton and Calgary, Canada and Central Tripoli Hospital, Tripoli, Libya, Dr. Alfllouse is equipped to provide care across a wide range of neurosurgical cases. His specialties include spine, brain, oncology, and trauma. Dr. Alfllouse is married and has two children. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, swimming, and traveling.

    MD, Neurosurgeon, Board Certified

    Cameron McDougall

    Dr. Cameron McDougall is a board-certified neurosurgeon at Insight Neurosurgery. Originally from rural Saskatchewan, Dr. McDougall graduated from the University of Saskatchewan and completed his residency at the University of Alberta. During this time, he also participated in a one-year fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. Following his residency, Dr. McDougall completed a three-year combined open cerebrovascular and endovascular fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.

    Prior to joining Insight, Dr. McDougall was an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In addition to general neurosurgery, Dr. McDougall has a special interest in vascular diseases of the brain, including stroke, brain aneurysms, and arteriovenous malformations.

    MD, Ph.D. Neurosurgeon

    Dali Yin

    Dr. Dali Yin is a neurosurgeon at Insight Neurosurgery, specializing in functional neurosurgery, spine surgery, and general neurosurgery. Dr. Yin earned his M.D. in China, his Ph.D in Japan, and completed neurosurgery residency training in China. He also completed a spine surgery fellowship in neurosurgery at University of Illinois Chicago and a functional neurosurgery fellowship at UIC and University of Colorado Denver. Prior to joining Insight, Dr. Yin was an assistant professor in neurosurgery at the University of Illinois Chicago and an attending neurosurgeon at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago.

    MD, Neurosurgeon

    Roy Torcuator

    Dr. Roy Torcuator is a neurosurgeon at Insight Neurosurgery, specializing in general neurosurgery, spine neurosurgery, and neuro-oncology. Dr. Torcuator completed medical school at the University of the East-Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and neurosurgery residency training at Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center-St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Philippines. He subsequently completed a clinical fellowship in neuro-oncology at the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center- Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI and an image-guided neurosurgery fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School.

    Prior to joining Insight, Dr. Torcuator was a senior staff attending neuro-oncologist at Henry Ford Hospital. He also headed the Comprehensive Brain Tumor Service at St. Luke’s Medical Center, where he was the fellowship director of the neuro-oncology fellowship program and training officer for the neurosurgery residency program as well. Additionally, he was also a clinical associate professor at St. Luke’s Medical Center-William Quasha College of Medicine.

    In his free time, Dr. Torcuator likes to spend time with his family, watch movies, and play table tennis.

    M.D., Ed.M., FRCSC, FAANS, Neurosurgeon

    Sudesh Ebenezer

    Dr. Sudesh Ebenezer is an adult and pediatric neurosurgeon and the Director of Pediatric Surgery at Insight. He also performs spine surgery and epilepsy surgery. Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Dr. Ebenezer completed his medical degree and neurosurgery training while in Canada. During his studies, he received a Harvard University scholarship and went on to obtain a master’s degree from Harvard University. During his time at Harvard, Dr. Ebenezer wrote editorials for various school newspapers, including the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and was a guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ebenezer received a congratulatory certificate from the government of Canada for his work at Harvard University.

     

    He then completed his pediatric neurosurgery training at Seattle Children’s Hospital – University of Washington. Dr. Ebenezer also served as an attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where he was voted to the staff honor role. While in Washington State, Dr. Ebenezer received the Patient’s Choice Award three years in a row for being one of Washington’s favorite physicians. He also served as a consulting and treating neurosurgeon for active duty U.S. military stationed in Washington.

    Dr. Ebenezer has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as having extraordinary ability in science and education. He now serves as an advisor for Harvard University’s Alumni Affairs & Development. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and is an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

    Dr. Ebenezer is also committed to humanitarian medical service and he has volunteered his time in various countries, from medical clinics in rural Peru to military hospitals in Ukraine.

    MD

    Chirag Chaudhary

    Dr. Chirag Chaudhary is a fellowship-trained adult and pediatric spine surgeon at Insight. Dr. Chaudhary completed his medical education and orthopedic surgery residency at Government Medical College, India, where he developed a passion for spine health. He then went on to complete an orthopedic trauma and adult reconstruction fellowship at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, an orthopedic spine fellowship at the University of Connecticut in Farmington, and a pediatric spine fellowship at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando.

    Always interested in new technologies and how they can help his patients, Dr. Chaudhary’s philosophy as a surgeon is to offer his patients the latest in surgical care with compassion and respect. He treats his patients as he would treat his own family and he believes trust and respect are vital in providing the best care.

    Dr. Chaudhary is excited to bring his expertise in minimally-invasive, lumbar, cervical thoracic spinal decompression and fusion, adult spinal deformity, and pediatric scoliosis surgery to Michigan. Through his hard work and dedication, he has built a busy and highly recommended private practice, while also training medical, nurse-practitioner, and physician assistant students. Dr. Chaudhary currently lives in Rochester Hills with his family. He speaks Gujarati and Hindi. In his free time he loves doing anything by the lake, traveling, summer festivals, and trying new foods.

    M.D

    Zakhria Belasher

    Dr. Zakhria Belasher is Vice Chief of Medical Staff at Insight Surgical Hospital in Warren, where he has been serving and taking care of patients since 2018. With over 15 years of experience in medicine, Dr. Belahser is dedicated to providing compassionate, quality care for his patients. Although Dr. Belasher specializes in treating spine problems, he also has a passion for general orthopedics and trauma conditions.

    Dr. Belasher graduated from medical school at the University of Tripoli in 2005 with honors and completed five years of postgraduate residency training in orthopedic surgery in Libya. During that time, he also participated in a one-year clinical fellowship at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK. Following his residency, Dr. Belasher worked as an orthopedic trauma surgeon before receiving his full medical license to practice medicine in the United States and moved here with his family.

    MD

    Nasir Khatri

    Dr. Nasir Khatri is a double board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain medicine physician at Insight. As an expert in advanced pain medicine techniques, he approaches each patient in a holistic manner, prioritizing multidisciplinary care for a healthy mind and body.

    Dr. Khatri attended North Carolina State University for his undergraduate education and graduated as valedictorian. He completed his medical education at VCU School of Medicine, where he graduated at the top of his class and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Dr. Khatri went on to complete his residency training at UNC Chapel Hill, where he was avidly involved with research and leadership. He then completed his medical training with a fellowship in interventional pain medicine at the
    University of Kansas, one of the most selective training programs in pain medicine.

    Prior to joining Insight, Dr. Khatri worked with a large health system in Charlotte, NC and helped implement many advanced interventional pain procedures. Dr. Khatri is nationally renowned for his leadership roles within the field of pain medicine and is the Co-Chair of Young Innovators within the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience. He also consults for medical device companies, is a peer reviewer for medical journals, has been invited to speak at national medical conferences, and has authored several peer-reviewed medical studies and best practices guidelines.

    Outside of work, Dr. Khatri enjoys spending time with his family, reading about history, running, and traveling.

    ACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner

    Allison Piatt

    Allison Piatt is a board-certified nurse practitioner and is the External Clinical Director at Insight. She specializes in acute care. Allison completed her nurse practitioner degree with honors from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, and her nursing degree at the University of Michigan in Flint. Allison had six years of experience as a registered nurse taking care of step down and ICU surgical patients at area hospitals before pursuing a career as a nurse practitioner. She also worked in general surgery as a nurse practitioner prior to joining Insight in July 2014.

    Chief Experience Officer

    Nina Smith

    Nina Smith is the Chief Experience Officer (CXO) at Insight and is responsible for guaranteeing every experience between our team and our patients is positive. Nina is incredibly passionate about people and dedicated to going above and beyond to ensure the needs, wants, and desires of everyone associated with Insight are met. From a young age, Nina has been taking care of people and her family. She has always loved knowing that a tiny gesture can make an impact in ways we never fully understand. Nina graduated with honors from the University of Michigan-Flint, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology. Outside of work, Nina enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor summer activities, and traveling to warm destinations.

    AGACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner

    Monica Culver

    Monica Culver is a board-certified adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner at Insight. She completed bachelor’s degrees in nursing and biology, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Michigan-Flint. Prior to joining Insight, Monica was an ICU RN, as well as an interventional pain management and interventional radiology nurse practitioner. She has volunteered abroad on medical missions to Kenya and Cambodia with plans to pursue such endeavors throughout her career. She was born, raised, and currently resides in the Flint area.

    Taofik Nasrat, MD

    CORPORATE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER & CHIEF OF SUB-SPECIALTY SERVICES

    Rany Aburashed

    Taofik Nasrat, MD

    Dr. Taofik Nasrat is a board-certified neurologist at Insight. Dr. Nasrat specializes in diagnosing, treating, and managing a wide range of neurological conditions and disorders, including seizure, stroke, dementia, headache, neuropathy, and muscle disorders. Dr. Nasrat graduated from Tripoli University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship training at Wayne State University, where he received the Best Resident Teacher honor. Prior to joining Insight, Dr. Nasrat worked as a neurologist at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois and at Zawia School of Medicine in Zawia, Libya. He has also been published in numerous medical journals and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Nasrat is passionate about creating an open, safe, and supportive environment for his patients, and is currently accepting new patients at our Dearborn and Warren locations.

    CORPORATE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER & CHIEF OF SUB-SPECIALTY SERVICES

    Rany Aburashed

    Dr. Rany Aburashed is the Corporate Chief Medical Officer and Chief of Sub-Specialty Services at Insight. Dr. Aburashed completed his undergraduate studies in psychology and world religion at Albion College, graduating with honors. He received the Michigan Medical Grant to attend Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine,  where he received his doctorate in 2006. After completing his neurology residency, Dr. Aburashed served as the chief resident at Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital.

    Following his education, Dr. Aburashed went on to be the founder of Memorial Healthcare’s Institute for Neurosciences and Multiple Sclerosis. Before joining Insight’s executive leadership team, Dr. Aburashed previously served as the Chair of Neurology and Chair of specialty services at Memorial Healthcare.

    He has extensive research experience in the neuroimmunology space, serving as primary investigator on over 30 phase 1-4 clinical trials. In addition to this, he is best known for his work using single molecule array assay technology to assess protein biomarkers in multiple sclerosis patients. Dr. Aburashed’s primary research interest is in precision disease management using neurofilament light and biomarker profiles to better understand treatment effects in multiple sclerosis.

    Dr. Aburashed has been featured on CNN, Nasdaq, Yahoo News, and multiple other news outlets regarding his clinical expertise and lectures both nationally and internationally on his work.