Darin Zahuranec

Darin Zahuranec, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Neurology


Darin B. Zahuranec, M.D. (Residency 2005, Fellowship 2007), is an associate professor of neurology in the University of Michigan Medical School. He joined the University of Michigan faculty in 2005 as a clinical lecturer in the Department of Neurology, and was promoted to assistant professor of neurology in 2007 and associate professor of neurology in 2017.

Dr. Zahuranec received his bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1997, and earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve in 2001. He completed an internship at University Hospitals of Cleveland; residency in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan, where he served as chief resident in 2004-05; and a fellowship in stroke and cerebrovascular disease here.

His current research activities focus on physician and family decision making on life-sustaining treatments in severe stroke, outcomes in surrogate decision makers for individuals with neurological illness, and epidemiology of intracerebral hemorrhage.

Locally, he is a member of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, the Adult Ethics Committee, and serves as the neurology department co-lead for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He is also a member of the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, and the Society for Medical Decision Making. 

His bibliography includes numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, abstracts and clinical papers.

Clinical Interests

Management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.


Medical School or Training

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2001


  • University of Michigan Health System, Neurology, 2005


  • Vascular Neurology, University of Michigan Health System, 2007

Board Certification

  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

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