• US News&World Report Best Doctors and America’s Top Doctors 2011-2014
  • Castle Connoly Top Doctor in Neurology 2011-2017
  • Health Care Heroes, Nominee Category: Innovation, Memphis Business Journal (2016)
  • Consultant of the Year Awards, Emergency Medicine Department (2009, 2010, 2012), University of Alabama Medical School
  • Nominee, Argus Award, Best Neurology Attending at University of Alabama Birmingham campus (2010)
  • Argus Award, Best Neurology Attending at University of Alabama Birmingham campus (2009)
  • John and Sophia Prockop Memorial Lectureship, American Society of Neuroimaging (2005)
  • K-23 NS 02229-01 Career Development Award,National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (2001)
  • The Outstanding People of the Twentieth Century Award, Field of Medicine (1998) by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
  • Research Fellowship Award, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (1996, 1997)
  • Award of Excellence in Stroke Research and Young Investigator Award, European Stroke Council (1995)
  • International Union of Angiology Prize, co-author (1995)
  • William Oldendorf Award, American Society of Neuroimaging (1995)
  • Junior Travel Fellowship, American Neurological Association (1994)
  • Junior Travel Fellowship, World Federation of Neurology / Glaxo(1994)
  • Canadian Stroke Society / Syntex Annual Award (1994)
  • Postgraduate Fellowship Award, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada (1994)
  • Robert G Siekert Young Investigator Award in Stroke (Honorable Mention), American Heart Association, USA (1994)
  • International Fellowship, Stroke Council, American Heart Association, USA (1993)
  • Personnel Award, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto, Canada (1992)
  • Annual Scientific Award, Institute of Neurology, Moscow, Russia (1991)