Fariha Zaheer, MD

Clinical Interests

Movement Disorders

Medical School

1998 M.B.B.S. King Edward Medical College, Pakistan


  • 2008-2009 Internship (Internal Medicine), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • 2009-2012, Residency (Neurology), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • 2011-2012, Chief Resident (Neurology), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


2012 Fellowship (Movement Disorders), Lexington, KY


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Personal Message

As a resident for three years, my experiences have been incredibly worthwhile and fulfilling. I had an unbelievable time in this residency, and I would recommend this program to others. University of Kentucky offers a nationally respected level of clinical training, opportunity to engage in research interests, exceedingly education focused, and has a collegial impression. I was excited by the opportunities Kentucky would build for me, both with experience as well as with reputation and character. The University of Kentucky neurology program is dedicated to resident teaching, and moreover its warm and encouraging atmosphere with abundant prospect to learn, discover and educate. The conveniences and amenities are remarkable and the entire faculty and residents are exceptionally welcoming and sociable. The attendings treat the residents as colleagues and as a result more representation to wider diversity of cases that endow familiarity to all aspects of neurology. The atmosphere is encouraging and inspirational. Our attendings and residents are engaged in the learning process communally and collectively. 

As a Chief Resident, my responsibilities were for the smooth operation of inpatient services and to support other neurology residents and medical students rotating in our outpatient clinic and on our inpatient service. I am responsible for identifying teaching opportunities for the other residents and students. I also am responsible for planning the resident call schedule and plan for resident’s didactics. I find it incredibly satisfying to take this leadership role as the chief resident and anticipate with optimism that it will create an improved and enhanced physician out of me.