Dr. Taqi

Dr. M. Asif Taqi, neurologist in Los Angeles

Meet Dr. M. Asif Taqi, MD, FAHA

An Innovator in the field of Neurology

Dr. M. Asif Taqi is a quintuple-board certified interventional and stroke neurologist with a background in neurology, vascular/critical care neurology, and neuroendovascular surgery. After growing up and going to medical school in Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Taqi decided to relocate to the US to study neuroscience. He completed his research at the prestigious Brown University. From there, he went on to complete other his residency in Neurology and later fellowships in vascular neurology, neurocritical care, and endovascular interventional neuroradiology from the University of Tennessee and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Taqi is one of the leading experts in  Stroke Neurology in Thousand Oaks, West Hills, LA County areas. If you or a loved one have experienced any signs of a stroke, TIA, brain aneurysm or any other neurological issue, do not hesitate to reach out to VNSC at (805) 242-4884 or schedule a consultation today.

Destined to be a Doctor

If anyone possesses the innate characteristics that make a good doctor, it is Dr. Taqi. Since Dr. Taqi was a child, he has been passionate about helping others in need. He was also highly interested in science, particularly biology, especially when it came to studying the complexities of the brain. His love for research and helping others ultimately intertwined and developed into his calling as a vascular neurologist in Thousand Oaks, CA. Dr. Taqi knew that he would become a neuroscientist when he was in the 9th grade, a decision that he has stood by ever since.

Personal Connection

When Dr. Taqi was a medical student in Pakistan, his father suffered a stroke. His father was forced to wait in the ER for over six hours to see a doctor that was ultimately not able to help in any way. Tragically, his father passed away before the doctor was able to intervene. Because of this, Dr. Taqi fully understands the mental, physical, and emotional toll that those who are at risk for neurological diseases and their loved ones have to bear.

“I feel every day what patients and their families are going through when their loved ones show symptoms, and how important it is to get to them right away.”

Dr. Taqi takes pride in helping others address their symptoms to try to prevent strokes and other issues early on. Because of this, he strives to meet with TIA and stroke patients within 48 hours of their request. His patients, and the level of care that they receive, are his top priority.

A True Expert

By combining his personal experiences, his love of research, and his dedication to helping others, Dr. Taqi has become one of the most respected figures in his field. Aside from helping others at his practice, Dr. Taqi is also heavily involved in researching new methods. As part of a clinical research trial, Dr. Taqi is motivated to help move the field of neuroscience forward as a whole. He is on the forefront of most of the trials happening in the stroke and a brain aneurysm arena.  He has written book chapters, more than 40 published articles and more than 80 scientific research presentations at various national and international meetings.

Dr. Taqi invented a scoring system, called Ventura Elvo Score (VES) that is used to triage stroke patients to appropriate centers.  The score was adopted by Ventura county-wide and has already helped number of patients to get  their treatments at the earliest time possible

With his background in neurology, vascular neurology, and neuroendovascular surgery, Dr. Taqi aims to offer comprehensive care to patients suffering from a range of neurovascular diseases. If you or a loved one are suffering from a neurological issue, Dr. Taqi and the VNSC team are an excellent option. Being at the forefront of clinical trials means that Dr. Taqi and his team have up-to-date information on the latest technologies, methods, and practices.

Dr. Taqi excels at and offers a wide range of procedures, including but not limited to brain aneurysm embolization, carotid stent and angioplasty, intracranial stent and angioplasty, pre-op tumor embolizations of the brain and spine, kyphoplasty, and brain AVM’s.

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Your Consultation with Dr. Taqi

Dr. Taqi wants all of his patients to know that if they schedule a meeting with him or his staff, they will have time to speak, ask questions, and be heard. Dr. Taqi knows that patients and their families may be going through one of the most trying times of their lives. Regardless of the nature of your meeting with Dr. Taqi, you can be sure that Dr. Taqi and his staff will treat you and your family with the utmost care. Dr. Taqi truly values the relationships that he forms with his patients.


I like developing long term relationships with my patients. I feel lucky to be connected to so many people and be a part of their lives. Seeing them in office for so many years, they really become your friends more than just patients.

If you are interested in learning more about what Dr. Taqi can do for you or a loved one, contact the VNSC at (805) 242-4884 or schedule a consultation today.