Zurab Nadareishvili Zurab Nadareishvili
Clinical Professor of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine

Office Phone: 202-741-2700
Email: Email
Department: Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine


  • MD, Tbilisi State Medical Institute, Republic of Georgia, 1984
  • PhD, Tbilisi State Medical Institute, Republic of Georgia, 1991



Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology) Member, American Academy of Neurology (Vascular Neurology & Neurology)



Dr. Nadareishvili's area of clinical interest is stroke and cerebrovascular disorders. His area of research interest is to study the role of inflammation in pathogenesis of stroke. He is currently involved in a study of stroke biomarkers using next generation sequencing technology.

Centers and Institutes

Dr. Zurab Nadareishvili is an affiliated faculty member of the GW Institute for Brain Health and Dementia. The Institute aims to promote and support research on cognitive health that will meaningfully impact lives, through promotion of brain health, prevention of cognitive loss, addressing disparities in cognitive health, and improving the quality of life of persons living with dementia and their care partners. For more information about the GW Institute for Brain Health and Dementia, please visit our website.


Nadareishvili Z, Michaud K, Hallenbeck JM, Wolfe F. Cardiovascular, rheumatologic, and pharmacologic predictors of stroke in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A nested, case–control study. Arthritis & Rheumatism 2008; 59(8): 1090-96.

Nadareishvili ZG, Li H, Wright V, Maric D, Warach S, Hallenbeck JM, Dambrosia J, Barker JL, Baird AE. Elevated pro-inflammatory CD4+CD28- lymphocytes and stroke recurrence and death. Neurology 2004;63(8):1446-51.

Nadareishvili Z, Hallenbeck J. Neuronal regeneration after stroke. N Engl J Med. 2003 Jun 5;348(23):2355-6.

Beletsky V, Nadareishvili Z, Lynch J, Shuaib A, Woolfenden A, Norris JW. Cervical Arterial Dissection: Time for a Therapeutic trial? Stroke 2003;34: 2856-2860.

Nadareishvili ZG, Beletsky V, Black SE, Fremes S, Freedman M, Kurzman D, Norris JW. Is cerebral microembolism in prosthetic heart valves clinically relevant? J Neuroimaging. 2002;12(4):310-5.

Nadareishvili ZG, Rothwell PM, Beletsky V, Pagniello A, Norris JW. Long-term risk of stroke and other vascular events in patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis. Archives of Neurology 2002;59:1162-1166.

Nadareishvili ZG, Reutzler C, LeBiche R, Szekely B, McCaron R, DeGraba T. Increased CD8+ T cells associated with Chlamydia Pneumoniae in carotid plaque. Stroke. 2001;32:1966-1972.

Chan M.T.Y., Nadareishvili Z, Norris J.W. for the Canadian Stroke Consortium. Diagnostic Strategies in Young Patients with Ischemic Stroke in Canada. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 2000; 27:120-124.

Nadareishvili Z, Choudary Z., Joyner C, Brodie D., Norris JW. Cerebral microembolism in acute myocardial infarction. Stroke. 1999;30:2679-82

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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