I grew up in Fort Worth, TX before moving to Houston for college and graduate school. My MD/MBA program helped set my interests not only in clinical medicine, but also in making healthcare systems perform better for everyone. Seeking new experiences, my wife and I moved to high-energy Chicago during residency, and then to beautiful Seattle for fellowship. We moved back to Texas once I found an exciting opportunity at a world-class institution -- UT Southwestern Medical Center! 

My interests include quality improvement, cost-effectivness research, and other value-based care initiatives, particularly within clinical neurology. I look to promote these concepts within our neurology residency training program through didactics, project mentorship, and real-time clinical decision making. Current/recent projects include reducing avoidable neurological ED visits and improving OSA referrals within the stroke population. 


Other Post Graduate Training
Jones Business School at Rice University (2011)
Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2011)
Rush University Medical Center (2012), Internal Medicine
Rush University Medical Center (2015), Neurology
University of Washington Medical Center (2016), Clinical Neurophysiology

Research Interest

  • Cost-effectiveness research
  • Delivery Innovation
  • Epilepsy/EEG
  • Quality Improvement, engaging trainees in Q.I. research and other systems-based practice issues


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Characterization of potentially avoidable neurological emergency department visits at a large urban public hospital.
Amin A, McCreary M, Dewey C, Hall C, Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2023 36 2 186-189
Characterisation of TRIM46 autoantibody-associated paraneoplastic neurological syndrome.
Valencia-Sanchez C, Knight AM, Hammami MB, Guo Y, Mills JR, Kryzer TJ, Piquet AL, Amin A, Heinzelmann M, Lucchinetti CF, Lennon VA, McKeon A, Pittock SJ, Dubey D, J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2021 Dec
Neurological Considerations of SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Amin AJ, Blackburn K COVID-19 Action Newsletter, UTSW Internal Medicine 2020 1 16 1-3
Clinical reasoning: a 35-year-old man with 2 episodes of meningoencephalitis associated with flu-like illnesses.
Amin AJ, Lewis SL, Neurology 2015 Mar 84 9 e60-4
Changes in prevalence and characteristics of IgE-mediated food allergies in children referred to a tertiary care center in 2003 and 2008.
Amin AJ, Davis CM, Allergy Asthma Proc 2012 Jan-Feb 33 1 95-101

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology (2012)
  • American Epilepsy Society (2015)
  • The Neurohospitalist Society (2020)