Aarti Sarwal, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Aarti Sarwal, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Neurocritical Care

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4101
Department: 336-716-4101

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Education & Training

  • M.B.,B.S., Patiala Government Medical College, 2001
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, U Missouri Hosp & Clinics, 2006
  • Residency, Neurology, U Missouri Hosp & Clinics, 2009
  • Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 2011

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

NPI Number

  • 1043321011
Aarti Sarwal, M.D.

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Aarti Sarwal, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2357 | Department: 336-716-4101

Recent Publications

McGinn KA, Bishop L, Sarwal A. Use of ketamine in barbiturate coma for status epilepticus. Clin Neuropharmacol. 2016;39(1):62-65.

Morris PE, Berry MJ, Files DC, Thompson JC, Hauser J, Flores L, Dhar S, Chmelo E, Lovato J, Case LD, Bakhru RN, Sarwal A, Parry SM, Campbell P, Mote A, Winkelman C, Hite RD, Nicklas B, Chatterjee A, Young MP. Standardized rehabilitation and hospital length of stay among patients with acute respiratory failure: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2016;315(24):2694-2702.

Sarwal A, Cartwright MS, Mitchell E, Williams K, Walker FO, Childers MK. Guiding intramuscular diaphragm injections using real-time ultrasound and electromyography. Muscle Nerve. 2015;51(2):287-289.

Sarwal A, Parry SM, Berry MJ, Hsu FC, Lewis MT, Justus NW, Morris PE, Denehy L, Berney S, Dhar S, Cartwright MS. Interobserver reliability of quantitative muscle sonographic analysis in the critically ill population. J Ultrasound Med. 2015;34(7):1191-1200.

Parry SM, El-Ansary D, Cartwright MS, Sarwal A, Berney S, Koopman R, Annoni R, Puthucheary Z, Gordon IR, Morris PE, Denehy L. Ultrasonography in the intensive care setting can be used to detect changes in the quality and quantity of muscle and is related to muscle strength and function. J Crit Care. 2015;30(5):1151.e9-14.

Sarwal A, Liu A, Cartwright MS, Dhar S, Morris PE. Sonography for assessing dynamic diaphragm dysfunction in acute respiratory distress. J Ultrasound Med. 2015;34(9):1701-1706.

Newey CR, Sarwal A. Ictal asystole in focal epilepsy: to pace or not to pace?. Neurohospitalist. 2015;5(4):NP3-NP6.

Newey CR, Sarwal A. Hyponatremia and voltage gated potassium channel antibody associated limbic encephalitis. J Neurol Neurophysiol. 2014;5(2):195.

Sarwal A, Cartwright MS, Walker FO, Mitchell E, Buj-Bello A, Beggs AH, Childers MK. Ultrasound assessment of the diaphragm: preliminary study of a canine model of x-linked myotubular myopathy. Muscle Nerve. 2014;50(4):607-609.

Berry MJ, Justus NW, Lewis MT, Sarwal A, Parry SM. Reliability of ultrasound measures of diaphragm muscle thickness: novice versus experienced operators [abstract]. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014;46(5 Suppl 1):197.

Lewis MT, Berry MJ, Justus NW, Sarwal A, Parry S. A comparison of two methods for determining diaphragm muscle echodensity [abstract]. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014;46(5 Suppl 1):197.

Caveney M, Cartwright M, Morris P, Dhar S, Sarwal A. Respiratory muscle changes in neurocritical patients: effect of MV, age, obesity and volume status [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2014;42(12 Suppl 1):A1495.

Cartwright MS, Kwayisi G, Griffin LP, Sarwal A, Walker FO, Harris JM, Berry MJ, Chahal PS, Morris PE. Quantitative neuromuscular ultrasound in the intensive care unit. Muscle Nerve. 2013;47(2):255-259.

Sarwal A, Walker FO, Cartwright MS. Neuromuscular ultrasound for evaluation of the diaphragm. Muscle Nerve. 2013;47(3):319-329.

Newey CR, Sarwal A, Wu G. Radiological correlate of ocular flutter in a case with paraneoplastic encephalitis. J Neuroimaging. 2013;23(2):251-253.

Newey CR, Sarwal A, Hantus S. Continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) changes precede clinical changes in a case of progressive cerebral edema. Neurocrit Care. 2013;18(2):261-265.

Newey CR, Sarwal A, Wisco D, Alam S, Lederman RJ. Variability in diagnosing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease using standard and proposed diagnostic criteria. J Neuroimaging. 2013;23(1):58-63.

Newey CR, Appleby BS, Shook S, Sarwal A. Patient with voltage-gated potassium-channel (VGKC) limbic encephalitis found to have Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) at autopsy [letter]. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2013;25(3):E5-E7.

Sarwal A, Bringolf K, Cartwright M, Hsu FC, Berry M, Bowton D, Dhar S, Morris P. Early serial changes on diaphragm muscle ultrasound may predict duration of mechanical ventilation [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A89-A90.

Liu A, Walker J, Cartwright M, Sarwal A. Visualisation of a redundant diaphragm in acute respiratory distress on bedside ultrasound [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A301.

Bergene J, Walker J, Tatter S, Sarwal A. Cerebral vasospasm post craniopharyngioma surgery with diabetes insipidus: challenges of management [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A330.

Dhar S, Sarwal A, Files DC, Berry M, Hauser J, Campbell P, Thompson C, Morris P. Muscle ultrasound and short physical performance battery (SPPB) to predict ICU functional outcomes [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A89.

Parry S, Sarwal A, Cartwright M, Morris P Denehy L. Reliability of quantitative muscle ultrasound analysis in the critically ill population [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A108.

Newey CR, Sarwal A, Tepper D. Iatrogenic venous thrombosis secondary to supplemental medicine toxicity. J Complement Integr Med. 2013;10(1):129-134.

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Associate Professor, Neurology

Clinical Interests

Neurocritical Care
Aarti Sarwal, M.D.

Aarti Sarwal, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology

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