Faisal Fecto, MD, PhD
Faisal Fecto completed his medical training at Aga Khan University in Pakistan in 2005, where he was also junior faculty till 2006. He completed his PhD in neuroscience at Northwestern University in 2012 during which he was supported by a University Fellowship and an NIH/NIA Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellowship. From 2012 to 2015 he completed his post-doctoral training in neurogenetics at Northwestern as the Link Foundation Fellow. In 2015, he joined the University of Iowa neurology residency program as part of the clinical-neuroscientist training track (CNS-TP). At Iowa, he served as Chief Neurology Resident, Adult Neurology Clinic Liaison, and served on departmental committees for curriculum development, program evaluation, departmental history/centennial celebrations, and the resident continuity of care clinic. He has received several awards including the resident teaching award, resident team leader award, and a resident lectureship by the Iowa Neurological Association. Dr. Fecto is a well-published researcher and serves as an associate editor for the journal BMC Neurology. His research explores the pathogenic mechanisms that contribute to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and related disorders. His research is supported by an NIH/NINDS R25 Research Education Grant. Dr. Fecto is a member of Sigma Xi, American Academy of Neurology, Society for Neuroscience, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the American Medical Association.