Darin B. Zahuranec, M.D, M.S., (Residency 2005, School of Public Health 2009), is an associate professor of neurology in the University of Michigan Medical School. 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 U-M, where he served as chief resident in 2004-05; and a fellowship in vascular neurology here. He joined the U-M faculty in 2007 as Assistant professor of Neurology.
His primary research interests include end-of-life decisions for severe stroke and improving outcomes for family surrogate decision makers of stroke patients. His current research is supported by the NIH, including "Outcomes Among Surrogate decision makers In Stroke (OASIS)"; “Development of a Tailored Life-Sustaining Treatment Decision Support Intervention for Stroke Surrogate Decision Makers”; and “Decision Making for Cardiovascular Therapy in Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment”. His research uses a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods to study these complex phenomena.
His bibliography includes numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, abstracts and clinical papers.