Originally from Pakistan, Dr. Sarwar earned his medical degree at King Edward Medical University in Lahore. He completed his residency in radiology at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York and received advanced training in neuroradiology through a fellowship program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2009, Dr. Sarwar was an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he became Director of the Neuroradiology Division and, later, Director of Neurology and Neurosurgery. He then became an Associate Professor of Neuroradiology at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, before moving to the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, where he was Professor of Radiology and Chief of Neuroradiology. After working as a neuroradiologist at Doctors Hospital in Dallas, Dr. Sarwar was appointed Chief of Radiology at Olean General Hospital in Olean, New York.
Dr. Sarwar has conducted extensive research in the field of neuroradiology and has a particular interest in neuroembryology.
He is a member of national and international professional organizations including the American Society of Neuroradiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the American College of Radiology, and the Texas Radiological Society.
He has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and nine chapters in textbooks on neuroradiology. He has been the lead co-author of three books, including the monograph CT of Congenital Brain Malformation.
In addition to scientific writing, Dr. Sarwar also writes works of fiction. He published his novella, A Letter from the Dead, in 2014 and is currently completing a semi-autobiographical novel titled From Sunrise to Sunset, which narrates the life of an immigrant physician in the United States from birth to death.
- Medical School
- King Edward Medical University, Pakistan (1967)
- Polyclinic Medical School & Hospital (1968), Rotating
- Polyclinic Medical School & Hospital (1969), Pathology
- St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center (1972), Radiology
Honors & Awards
- Resident's Teacher of the Year Award- Yale University
- University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago (1985-1989)
- Yale University (1980-1985)
- National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (1974-1980)
- University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX (1974-1980)
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Bronx Municipal Hospital, New York (1972-1974)
- St. Lukes Hospital , New York (1969-1972)
- Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital, New York (1968-1968)