Rahila Ansari, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
Staff Neurologist
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Advance Platform Technologies Center

Dr. Ansari is a dedicated clinician scientist with a particular interest in helping patients with neurological weakness. Utilizing her background in biomedical and polymer engineering, her research is focused on designing novel "smart" orthoses and exoskeletons to augment and amplify strength in muscle groups weakened by disease

Research Information

Research Interests

Neuromuscular Diseases, EMG and Nerve conduction studies, Biomedical and polymer engineering, Translational Engineering, Functional Electrical Stimulation
Spinal Cord Injuries and ALS, Myopathies, Neuromuscular Junction Diseases, Neuropathies, Online Medical Education


Doctor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science
Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Science
Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Fellowship: Neuromuscular Medicine
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Residency: Neurology
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Additional Information

Board Certification: 

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine