Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman

Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman is Chair of Clinical Neurology. He leads the Research to Understand Stroke due to Haemorrhage programme.

Professor Rustam Salman (MA PhD FRCP Edin)

Professor of Clinical Neurology

  • Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  • Research to Understand Stroke due to Haemorrhage (RUSH)

Contact details

Biography

I am interested in anything that bleeds in the brain. I use a variety of clinical research designs, including systematic reviews, case-control and cohort studies, and randomised controlled trials.

I am particularly interested in the clinical audit and epidemiology of intracranial vascular malformations, the causes and treatment of intracerebral haemorrhage, and the clinical features and treatment of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. I am also interested in data protection, confidentiality, research ethics, and computing.

Research summary

The deadliest type of stroke is caused by spontaneous bleeding from blood vessels into the brain, known as brain haemorrhage. This disease affects about 10,000 adults in the UK, and about 1.5 million adults in the world, each year. Two out of five people affected die within one month of the bleed and another two remain dependent on their families or carers, leaving only one person out of five independent.

The Research to Understand Stroke due to Haemorrhage programme focuses on understanding what causes brain haemorrhage and what influences its outcome.

Research to Understand Stroke due to Haemorrhage programme

A short video about RUSH

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Short video about RUSH

What’s the RUSH (Research to Understand Stroke due to Haemorrhage)?

Prof Rustam Al-Shahi Salman's Inaugural Lecture (May 2016)

Publications

Research group members

Sources of funding

  • Medical Research Council Senior Clinical Fellowship
  • British Heart Foundation Special Project Grant