Faheem Arshad, MD, DM, FICN


We need to reduce the wide treatment gap by identifying dementia early and accurately for better care and to create a dementia-friendly society within a diverse society.

Current Work

Faheem is a neurologist involved in clinical research to understand the pathophysiological and structural underpinnings of frontotemporal dementia. 

Personal Hero

My grandfather

Words of Strength

Diligent, ambitious, caring,


Faheem's main aim is to promote awareness of dementia, early diagnosis, prevention and management of people living with dementia in India, to explore newer modalities of treatment for dementia through collaborative therapeutic trials, and promote dementia research.


Faheem is involved in management of patients at the preclinical stage of their disease and looking for evidence of a reversible etiology in degenerative dementias. This may aid in understanding mechanisms that underlie neurodegeneration, which may have therapeutic implications.


Faheem hopes to acquire skills and knowledge to develop programs that will facilitate early and accurate diagnosis in a cross-cultural context, design prevention studies to reduce the burden of dementia, and explore new modalities of treatment through therapeutic trials.


India is a land of sociocultural and demographic diversity on the cusp of tradition and modernity. Unawareness about dementia rests closely with a traditional family system of older-person care and challenges of diagnosing dementia in low literate and a culturally distinct society.

Education & Experience

Faheem received his medical school training from the University of Jammu. Subsequently, he joined his residency program in internal medicine from Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, India. After completing his MD he joined the neurology residency program at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, India. Following the completion of his residency, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neurosciences in NIMHANS, during which he worked with a multidisciplinary team and provided care to people with dementia and their caregivers. For the last three years, his focus has been on improving his clinical training in the management of the different neurodegenerative dementias as well as completing a postdoctoral thesis focusing on evaluating biomarkers for clinical diagnosis.

Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI)
Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, India
Cognitive Neurosciences
Postdoctoral Fellow
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, India
Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, India
Internal Medicine
University of Jammu



 a Note

Have ideas for global brain health or a collaboration? Faheem would love to hear from you. Feel free to send an introductory note.