Pakistani Named ‘Advocate of the Year’ by US Neurology Academy


Wasay is an assistant professor at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. He has led efforts to improve public health through programs to decrease rabies and tetanus and to increase support for stroke and multiple sclerosis. Wasay has established a training program for Pakistani neurologists similar to the Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum. “The greatest thing which I am really happy about is that we have been able to do a lot with this workshop and training,” said Wasay. The American Academy of Neurology established the Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum in 2003 to empower neurologists to advocate on behalf of their patients for sensible healthcare reforms on local, regional, and national levels. Callaghan and Wasay completed training during the 2004 Forum.