David Irani, MD

David Irani, M.D.

Professor, Neurology
Division Chief, Multiple Sclerosis
Medical Director of MM Pharmacy & Therapeutics


David N. Irani, MD is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Dr. Irani returned to UM in July 2007 after spending nearly 15 years on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Neurology) and Bloomberg School of Public Health (Molecular Microbiology and Immunology). There he served as an attending physician in the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, as co-director of the Transverse Myelitis Center, and as director of Ambulatory Services in the Department of Neurology.

Dr. Irani is a longtime resident of Ann Arbor, having been born and raised here. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from UM in 1985, he went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree here in 1987. He then completed his internship in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor in 1988, and his residency in Adult Neurology in 1993 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He was appointed Chief Resident in Neurology in his final year of residency training.

Recipient of the Sandoz Award for excellence in the basic and clinical neurosciences from UM in 1987, Dr. Irani was honored with several awards during his tenure at Johns Hopkins. In 1993, he received the Thomas J. Preziosi Award for clinical excellence among graduating senior Neurology house officers, and in 1999, he was bestowed the Frank R. Ford Award for excellence in clinical teaching in Neurology.

He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Immunologists, the International Society for Neurovirology, and an elected member of the American Neurological Association.

Clinical Interests

Multiple Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis, ADEM, and other CNS inflammatory diseases.


Medical School or Training

  • University of Michigan Medical School, 1987


  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Neurology, MD, 1993

Board Certification

  • Neurology

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