Nabil J. Alkayed, M.D., Ph.D


Nabil J. Alkayed , M.D., Ph.D

Oregon Health & Science University
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
Mail Code: UHN2

Nabil J. Alkayed, M.D., Ph.D- Faculty profile

Dr. Nabil Alkayed is a Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Cardiovascular Medicine and Physiology & Pharmacology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). He holds The James Metcalfe Chair in Cardiovascular Research, and serves as Director of Research at The Knight Cardiovascular Institute (KCVI). Dr. Alkayed grew up in Amman, Jordan. He received his MD degree from Stavropol State Medical Academy in Stavropol, Russia, and a Ph.D. in Physiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he also held his first faculty appointment as Assistant Professor and later promoted to Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine. In 2004, he relocated to OHSU as a tenured Associate Professor, and in 2008, he was promoted to Full Professor in Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine and Physiology and Pharmacology. In 2011, he became the Vice Chair of Anesthesiology, and in 2016, Director of Research at KCVI. He is a member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) and an elected Fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) Stroke Council. He has published more than 120 scientific papers related to his work on experimental stroke and vascular cognitive impairment. He served on the Editorial Boards of prominent journals in the fields of stroke and vascular biology, including Stroke, American Journal of Physiology-Heart & Circulation, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism and Translational Stroke Research. His research program is funded by 2 R01 grants from the NIH, a small business grant and a T32 training grant. He is an active member of grant review panels at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the American Heart Association (AHA). He is a member of the College of CSR Reviewers. He is Director of the KCVI T32 Training in Translational Science and Cardiovascular Medicine, and has mentored many students, fellows and junior faculty, who went on to develop their own independent research careers.

Thierno Madjou Bah, Ph.D.

Thierno Madjou Bah

Madjou is from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and received his postdoctoral degree from the University of Montreal in 2010. He has been currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Semba's lab at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, studying the impacts of chronic sleep restriction on autonomic functions in collaboration with Dr. Benjamin Rusak. Madjou's long term goals are to pursue a career in translational research in a vibrant research environment such as OHSU. He will be working with Dr. Jeff Iliff, investigating how sleep disruption after TBI may impair glymphatic function and promote neurodegeneration. Madjou in his spare time enjoys spending time with his three wonderful children, and in his off hours he also enjoys working as a training associate at World Financial Group, educating individuals, families, and business owners on how to build a solid financial future.

Wenbin Zhu, M.D., M.S.

Wenbin Zhu

Dr. Zhu joined APOM in 2012 as a post-doctor working for Dr. Alkayed and accepted the new appointment as Senior Research Associate in Dr. Alkayed’s lab in 2015.  He previously graduated from Hunan Medical University and worked as a neurological physician more than 10 years in China. Dr. Zhu’s research interests focus on the pathophysiological mechanism and the seeking of possible neuroprotective agents of ischemic stroke. Dr. Zhu is specialized in the animal surgeries of MCAO model, CA/CPR model and OMAG scanning technique as well as the post-processing of OMAG data. In his free time, Dr. Zhu enjoys reading, movie, skiing and of course, the quality time with his family.

Wenri Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

Wenri Zhang

In July 2007, Dr. Wenri Zhang accepted an appointment as Senior Research Associate in the Research Division of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.  Over the past several years, his research has been focused on gender-related outcomes of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion and, more specifically, the associated molecular mechanisms of neuroprotection, vascular biology, microcirculation, neurogenesis, and neurostereology. In 1996, Dr. Zhang graduated from the YanBian University School of Medicine in JiLin, China.  After completing a residency in General Surgery, he entered the Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry in Japan where he earned the PhD in Neuroscience in 2003. When he is away from the lab, Dr. Zhang enjoys running, playing soccer, and reading

Ibrahim "Berk" Berkhan, M.D.

Ibrahim Berkhan

Berk travelled in Spring 2024 to Portland from Istanbul, Turkey, drawn to OHSU by Dr. Alkayed’s cardiovascular research. Berk completed his medical training at Namik Kemal University in Tekirdag, Turkey and was most recently employed as an Emergency Physician at Muratli State Hospital in Tekirdag. Berk’s hobbies include music and fitness. He is a semi-professional saxophone player and has performed many concerts with various bands in Turkey. He is also an unofficial kickboxing instructor and holds certificates in fitness education.

Mohammad Alqabani, M.D.

Mohammad Alqabani

Mohammad Alqabani, MD is a new postdoctoral scholar working with Drs. Nabil Alkayed (APOM) and Ahmad Masri (KCVI). Mohammad moved to Portland in the beginning of May after finishing his internship at the Jordan University of Science and Technology.

Mohammad loves to play soccer, tennis, table tennis, board and video games and is fascinated by the natural areas in and around Portland.