Dr. Imran Sarker

Department of Neurology of the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital

Dr. Imran Sarker is a renowned Medicine specialist and neurologist in Bangladesh. He is also an emerging geriatric (elderly patient) neurologist, an expert in Parkinson’s and movement disorders, and various dementia patients. He graduated from Mymensingh Medical College with a merit position at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2005. Thereafter, He joined the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) through the 27th BCS in 2008.

Dr. Imran Sarker first became a Medicine Specialist by attaining the degree, Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (MCPS) in Internal Medicine in 2012 from Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 2016, Dr. Sarker became a Neurologist by obtaining a Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Neurology, the highest degree in Neurology from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh. After that, He joined the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital (NINS&H), Dhaka, Bangladesh as Registrar (Neurology).

Between 2017 and 2018, Dr. Sarker went to the University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to complete the fellowship in Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder under the direct supervision of Professor Shen-Yang Lim, the then Secretary General of International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society Asian and Oceanian Section (MDS-AOS). During his fellowship at UMMC, He was trained in managing Parkinson’s and other Movement Disorder patients, giving injections of Botulinum NeuroToxin (BoNT), and also selecting, planning, and programming patients in need of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery.

Besides, Dr. Sarker actively participated in various trainings & workshops related to Neurology, Parkinson’s, movement disorder, and dementia nationally and internationally including presentations of research papers in various seminars, symposia, and conferences at home and abroad. In 2021, Dr. Sarker obtained a Fellowship at the College of Physicians and Surgeons (FCPS) in Neurology from the Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS). Notably, Dr. Imran Sarker is the only Bangladeshi to achieve the two highest degrees; MD & FCPS at a stretch in the history of Neurology in Bangladesh.

Dr. Sarker completed an online training on dementia from August to December of 2022 arranged by Trinity College, Dublin, UK under the guidance of International Dementia Academy South Asia (IDASA).

From July to August 2023 Dr. Imran Sarker attended the prestigious International Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Society’s (MDS) educational course “A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner” at Aspen, Colorado, USA.

Dr. Imran Sarker is a life member of various national professional bodies like the Society of Neurologists of Bangladesh (SNB), the Movement Disorder Society of Bangladesh (MDSB), the Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA), the Bangladesh Society of Medicine (BSM), and the Association of Physicians of Bangladesh (APB). He is also an honorary member of various international societies like the American College of Physicians (MACP), the American Academy of Neurology (MAAN), and the International Parkinson & Movement Disorder Society (MDS). Dr. Sarker is involved in many research activities on Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders, and dementia at home and abroad. He is the principal investigator at NINS in the multicenter global study of Parkinson’s disease under the Global Parkinson’s Genetics Program (GP2) in collaboration with the University of Luebeck and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He has a good number of articles published in reputed peer-reviewed national and international Journals. He is also an honorary member of the Editorial Board of the Biannual Journal and the Bangladesh Journal of Neurosciences (BJN).

Currently, Dr. Imran Sarker holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology of the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital (NINS&H). He is involved in teaching and training residents and fellows of MD & FCPS Neurology courses, managing OPD and indoor patients especially Parkinson’s, movement disorder, and dementia patients attending NINS.