Dr. Qureshi is recognized as an international leader in stroke and neuro-endovascular research and acute stroke management by physicians from multiple disciplines. He has written over 300 scientific publications in prestigious journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Archives of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, Stroke, and Circulation. In addition, he has made over 700 presentations in various national and international meetings. He has served as an invited speaker at numerous national and international forums. He has also been invited as visiting professor to universities in the United States and abroad. He serves on editorial boards for several peer-review journals and is Editor-in-Chief for “International Journal of Biomedical Sciences” and “Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology” and Associate Editor of the “Journal of Neuroimaging”. He was the section editor for a supplement of Journal of Endovascular Therapy. He was also the editor of the “Atlas of Interventional Neurology” published by Demos in 2008 and “Textbook of Interventional Neurology” to be published by Cambridge. He is currently the principal investigator of Antihypertensive Treatment of Cerebral Hemorrhage-II, a large multicenter international randomized trial that will recruit 1300 patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.
Most recently, he laid the foundation of the Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Research Center. Since its inauguration, the center has led the way in cutting edge research in epidemiology, clinical trials, and basic research pertaining to cerebrovascular diseases. Several investigators in the center receive funding through National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, and Armed Forces Research Initiatives. Dr. Qureshi has made a significant effort towards developing treatments for both intracerebral hemorrhage and ischemic stroke. His pioneering work on the use of hypertonic saline, third generation thrombolytics, platelet glycoprotein IIB/IIIA inhibitors, and antihypertensive treatments has found rapid clinical applications.
Dr. Qureshi has mentored several fellows and medical students. He has trained several clinical fellows in cerebrovascular diseases and endovascular procedures. Several of his students and fellows have won national awards for research performed under his direct supervision. He continues to serve as course director for various educational seminars at a regional and national level.