Faisal Fecto, MD, Neurology, Palo Alto, CA, Stanford Health Care

FaisalFectoMD, PhD

Neurology Palo Alto, CA

Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurophysiology, Neurodegenerative

Instructor at Stanford University

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Summary

  • Dr. Faisal Fecto is a board certified neurologist in Palo Alto, CA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Stanford Health Care and Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He received his medical degree from Aga Khan Medical College and has been in practice 11 years. He specializes in neuromuscular medicine, neurodegenerative, and dementia & geriatrics and is experienced in general neurology, neurogenetics, neuromuscular medicine, and muscular dystrophy.
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Education & Training

  • Stanford University
    Stanford UniversityFELLOWSHIP
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsCHIEF_RESIDENCY
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsRESIDENCY
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsINTERNSHIP
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicinePOST_DOCTORAL_FELLOWSHIP
  • Northwestern UniversityOTHER_TRAINING
  • Aga Khan UniversityOTHER_TRAINING
  • Aga Khan Medical College
    Aga Khan Medical CollegeMEDICAL_SCHOOL

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2018 - Present
  • IA State Medical License
    IA State Medical License 2015 - 2019
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • American Academy of Neurology Fellow Scholarship American Academy of Neurology, 2020
  • Neurology on the Hill American Academy of Neurology, 2020
  • Resident Team Leader Award Department of Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2019
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Identification of TMEM230 mutations in familial Parkinson's disease  
    Deng HX, Shi Y, Yang Y, Ahmeti KB, Miller N, Huang C, Cheng L, Zhai H, Deng S, Nuytemans K, Corbett NJ, Kim MJ, Deng H, Tang B, Yang Z, Xu Y, Chan P, Huang B, Gao XP, ..., Nat Genet, 1/1/2016
  • Discovering the connection between familial and sporadic ALS: pathology trumps genetics.  
    Faisal Fecto, Han-Xiang Deng, Teepu Siddique, Future Neurology, 2010
  • Patterns of Tuberculosis in the Central Nervous System.  
    Soobia Raza, Aliyah Sadaf, Faisal Fecto, Rushna Pervez Ali, Ehsan. Bari and S. Ather Enam, Infectious Diseases Journal of Pakistan, 2004

Books/Book Chapters

Press Mentions

  • Genetic Link Between Both Types of ALS Discovered
    Genetic Link Between Both Types of ALS DiscoveredMay 06, 2010
  • DC: Protein Work Expands ALS/FTD Genetics
    DC: Protein Work Expands ALS/FTD GeneticsNovember 25, 2011
  • New Genes and New Pathways Reveal Potential New Targets for Treatment
    New Genes and New Pathways Reveal Potential New Targets for Treatment
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Grant Support

  • NINDS Research Education Grant (R25) for Residents and Fellows in NeurologyNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke2018–Present
  • Link Foundation FellowshipGeorge Link, Jr. Foundation2012–2015
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award/Predoctoral T32 FellowshipNational Institute of Aging2009–2011
  • Northwestern University FellowshipNorthwestern University2006–2007

Research History

  • Postdoctoral Research FellowStanford University, Palo Alto, CA2020 - Present
  • Clinical Neuroscientist Training ProgramUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA2015 - 2019
  • Physician-Scientist Training ProgramUniversity of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA2015 - 2019
  • Postdoctoral Research FellowDepartment of Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL2012 - 2015
  • PhD Candidate/Graduate StudentNorthwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, Evanston, IL2006 - 2012
  • Summer Research ScholarDepartment of Neuroscience, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK2003 - 2003
  • Summer Research ScholarDepartment of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA2002 - 2002
  • Research AssistantDepartment of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT2001 - 2001

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations