Mam I. Ibraheem, MD, MPH, CPH, ABPN Diplomate



Mam Ibraheem, MD, joined the University of Kentucky and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Lexington Veterans Affairs Health Care System - Troy Bowling Campus in July 2018, as Assistant Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology.  Dr. Ibraheem is a former Fulbright scholar and Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Also, Dr. Ibraheem is a graduate of the neurology residency program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He is certified in public health (CPH) by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE). He is determined to use epidemiology methods to create positive changes in neurology and dedicated to advancing public health. Whether it is in the area of clinical neurological research, health services research, neuroepidemiology, or neurology health policy, his goal is to eventually make a difference in the realm of neurology healthcare and evidence-based neurological care.

In 2003, after graduating with merit from the University of Baghdad College of Medicine, Dr. Ibraheem served his surgical ophthalmology and chief residencies with the Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations. As a result of that experience, Dr. Ibraheem developed a passion for public health ophthalmology and decided to pursue advanced training in public health and medicine in the United States.

Dr. Ibraheem was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and joined the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 2008. There he worked as a research assistant. He also performed short-term research with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and was awarded an MPH degree with distinction (epidemiology concentration) from the University of New Mexico in 2010.

After earning his MPH, Dr. Ibraheem continued his pursuit of public health by joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). As an EIS officer, he conducted multiple outbreak investigations and epidemiologic and surveillance studies of public health significance. His 2 years with EIS also provided him the opportunity to share his research through verbal presentations at the EIS, Council of State Territorial Epidemiologists and American Public Health Association conferences. In addition, he authored and coauthored several peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Dr. Ibraheem joined SciMetrika in 2012, to serve as a CDC Post-EIS (Health System Integration) Scholar. Assigned to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Program Collaboration and Service Integrations (PCSI) Initiative. The PCSI related projects helped bridge and strengthen the integration of the public health and health care systems to improve population health.

Dr. Ibraheem has sustained, productive, and collaborative record of scholarly activities in clinical neurology. As a neurology faculty, he published multiple scientific journal articles and presented his academic work at national conferences such as the annual meetings of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association. He is the co-author and the coeditor of the Neurologic Clinics book in Applied Neurotoxicology, sponsored by Elsevier.

Dr. Ibraheem's research interests include neuroepidemiology, applied neurotoxicology, cerebrovascular research, neurology health policy, neurology healthcare and evidence-based neurological care. His clinical interests include, general neurology, hospitalist neurology, stroke and vascular neurology, neurocritical care, emergency neurology, neuroinfections and headaches.



Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology & Epidemiology
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    Mam Ibraheem, MD, MPH, CPH - UK HealthCare
  • Awards

    J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Award

    CDC National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Director's Award

    CDC Domestic Emergency Response Award

    CDC Charles C. Shepard Science Award

    New Mexico Department of Health's Service Award

    Tufts University School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Medical Teaching

    University of Kentucky Excellence in Teaching Award

    University of Kentucky Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

    University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Academy of Medical Educator Excellence in Medical Education Award

    University of Kentucky College of Medicine - Academy of Medical Educator Excellence in Medical Education Award (Formerly known as the Abraham Flexner Excellence in Medical Education Award) - Teaching Award

    University of Kentucky College of Medicine - Academy of Medical Educator Excellence in Medical Education Award (Formerly known as the Abraham Flexner Excellence in Medical Education Award) - Mentoring Award

    University of Kentucky HealthCare's Executive Leadership Award



Training & Education


University of Baghdad College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq
University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, N.M.


Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass.


Epidemiology, CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), Atlanta, Ga.

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology
National Board of Public Health Examiners, Certified in Public Health

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