Department of Neurology


Rahila Ansari, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Office Address

Department of Neurology
V.A. Medical Center
10701 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 791-3800

Current Appointments

Staff Neurologist, Cleveland VAMC, Cleveland, OH

Investigator, Advance Platform Technologies (APT) Center, Cleveland, OH

Education and Training


B.S.  Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

M.S. Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

M.D.  Case Western Reserve University - School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Residency, Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship, Neuromuscular Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests

Neuromuscular Diseases, EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies, Myopathies, Myasthenia Gravis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Peripheral Neuropathy, and Autonomic Diseases.

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