Dr. Murtaza Amir joined TeleSpecialists in 2019. He is double Board Certified in both Neurology and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. Dr. Amir completed his neurology training at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and completed his two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Until recently, Dr. Amir practiced as an adult neurologist in Cumberland, MD. He held his own General Neurology private practice where he managed complex neurological cases and collaborated on patient care with local providers and neighboring academic centers. He has practiced as a consultant neurologist and acted as the President of Medical Staff at the UPMC Western Maryland Health System for 15 years. In these roles, he established the only Certified Primary Stroke Center in 2008 and was involved in local EMS, nursing, and community stroke education. Since then, he has been working to improve stroke and neurological care in rural Maryland.
Along with his clinical responsibilities at TeleSpecialists, Dr. Amir also serves as a Regional Medical Director for various hospitals partnering with TeleSpecialists. In this role, he works closely with the Quality and Process Improvement Team to continuously improve the neurological care provided to our patients. Most recently, he joined the Implementation Team, assisting to guide hospitals through a smooth transition of in-person neurological care to a telemedicine platform.
When he is not working, he enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with his wife and son.