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Sayed (Ausim) Azizi, MD/PhD, FANA


Contact Information

Sayed (Ausim) Azizi, MD/PhD, FANA

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Yale Medicine

    333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States


Dr. Azizi has joined Yale as Clinical Chief of Behavioral Neurology and Memory Disorders. He envisions building the dementia program at Yale Medicine into a world-class clinical care and research program. Dr. Azizi received his MD and Ph.D. degrees from Southwestern Medical School in 1990 and completed his internship and neurology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1994. Dr. Azizi was chairperson of the Department of Neurology and the Mathew T Moore Professor of Neurology at Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine until 2019, and director of neurology at Global Neuroscience Institute, Philadelphia. He is board-certified in neurology, neuroimaging, and Neuro-critical care. He is an active clinician and a fellow of ANA and the Philadelphia College of Physicians. He was president of the Philadelphia Neurological Society and was elected Top Doc by Philadelphia Magazine for 14 years.

Dr. Azizi was trained as a neuroanatomist and neurophysiologist and published a body of work on neuro-morphology. Later, his lab pioneered exploring bone marrow stem cells to treat neurologic disorders. He is a reviewer and editor of multiple neuroscience journals. He has received many teaching awards, including the Russell and Pearl Moses Award and the Golden Apple Award at Temple and visiting professorships at the Mayo Clinic and The University of Pennsylvania.

Education & Training

  • MD/PhD
    Southwestern Medical Center, Neuroscience/Medicine (1990)


  • Board Certification
    United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neurology (2017)
  • Board Certification
    United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neurocritical Care (2010)

Departments & Organizations