Nirali Vora

Stroke and vascular neurologist, General neurologist, Neurohospitalist

Clinical Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

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Additional Languages Spoken:
Gujarati , Spanish


Dr. Nirali Vora is a Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurological sciences at Stanford University. She is board certified in Adult Neurology and Vascular Neurology after completing her residency and advanced fellowship training at Stanford. She provides comprehensive care for all stroke patients, as well as hospitalized adults with acute or undiagnosed neurological conditions. She specializes in treating vascular disorders including TIA, vasculitis, dissection, venous thrombosis, and undetermined or “cryptogenic” causes of stroke.

Dr. Vora directs the Stanford Global Health Neurology program, through which she collaborated to start the first stroke unit in Zimbabwe and gained experience in HIV neurology and other neuro-infectious diseases. Additional research interests include stroke prevention, TIA triage, eliminating disparities in health care, and neurology education. She is also the Director of the Stanford Adult Neurology Residency Program.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Vascular Neurology Fellowship (2014) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Neurology Residency (2013) CA
  • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency (2010) CA
  • Medical Education: Rosalind Franklin University The Chicago Medical School (2009) IL
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Vascular Neurology (2014)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (2013)

Honors & Awards
  • Chief Resident, Stanford Neurology Residency Program (2012-2013)
  • Christine Wijman Humanism in Medicine Award, Stanford University (2013)
  • Resident Scholar, American Academy of Neurology (2013)
  • Teaching Award, Neurology Clerkship (2013)
  • Teaching Award, Neurology Clerkship (2016-2017)
  • Teaching Award, Neurology Clerkship (2023)

  • Member, American Academy of Neurology (2009 - Present)
  • Member, American Heart/Stroke Association (2012 - Present)
  • Executive Education Committee, World Federation of Neurology (2013 - 2014)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Fellowship Director, Vascular Neurology (2014 - 2016)
  • Associate Residency Director, Adult Neurology (2016 - 2018)
  • Director, Global Health Neurology (2014 - Present)
  • Residency Program Director, Adult Neurology (2018 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Stroke Center in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Hypertension Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Suite A11

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6961

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Neurohospitalist Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

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Cerebrovascular Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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(64 reviews)

she is very kind and understanding, as is her resident. Very informative.
Thorough examination
She was great. She projected an air of compassion and interest in my condition. She was helpful with good advice.
An excellent, affable and attentive physician!
Very good people felt very welcome thanks to you all
I appreciate her very much and don’t feel like she was responsible for my disappointment with the process.
Dr. Vora is great.
she is excellent!
Absolutely marvelous!
Thorough And in depth analysis of my situation with a good follow up for follow on MRI
Dr. Vora is absolutely outstanding - thoughtful, thorough, brilliant, insightful. We feel very lucky to benefit from her expertise.
I'm extremely satisfied with the visit and grateful to the doctors.
I’ve known Dr. Vora for years she is very professional and very caring I wouldn’t think of using any other Dr.
Very thorough and explained everything to my satisfaction
A most excellent and caring physician.
Very thorough and made sure I had a good understanding of what was discussed
Dr. Vora is great.
Outstanding, caring , smart, great bedside manner.
Dr. Vora is a wonderful doctor.
De. Vora was wonderful, clear in her communication and replete with ideas of routes to take to bolster the health of my Father. A most excellent physician!!!!
Superb clinician: clear, caring, comprehensive.
she was very nice and attentive
Dr Vora is excellent! She answered all my questions and clarified things for me. She shared her screen with me to show me test results and review a recent paper I had questions about. I feel like she cares for me and wants the best for me.
She takes all the time she needs to answer all questions and concerns. I never felt rushed.
Very caring, knowledgeable , asked me all the right questions. I felt better after talking with her. Thank you Dr Vora
She is very detail-oriented and asks the most important questions to get the whole picture
Feel confident in her service
She was very efficient about everything concerned with my health issues.
I like the fact that she is concerned about my mother , very thorough and offers suggestions regarding her health.
Warm, straightforward, clear, knowledgeable, caring; truly a unique physician.
Thank you appreciate the professionalism
She was extremely helpful, and showed she was interested in the positive outcome of the patient. She demonstrated she was knowledgeable about her field and listened very well as I explained what had occured over the period of time since the stroke occured.
Very professional and offering a new plan.
I think they understood what I was saying and listened very well. Very few barriers to communication, more like talking to someone I had known for a long time. The recommendations they made and future actions described seemed sensible and practical. I was much less anxious about risks going forward after the visit.
My dad passed away shortly after this appointment, but Dr. Vora was so helpful in allowing us to understand what was going on, and so compassionate. We are so grateful for the time she spend with us. It allowed us to allow our dad to pass in peace.
Stanford only hires the best of the best, Dr. Hora who is extremely knowledgeable and a genuine caring individual which is what I expect from Stanford. She put a game plan together and she was generally interested in cared about my health.
Warm and informal in her engaging therapeutic style. Very clear explaining her diagnostic impressions and treatment plan.
Dr. Vora was very kind and patient. She answered all of my questions and I truly felt like she cared about my overall health & well being beyond her area of specialty.
Dr. Vora is amazing!!!
Dr. Vora showed amazing interest.
very impressed with focus and amount of time Dr. Vora spent with me.
very please with the information I was given and spent plenty of time answering our questions. Not feeling rushed. really cared
I was impressed that the medical staff actually reviewed my situation BEFORE they saw me and again when we were separated for a period of time.
Excellent explanations.
Every doctor should be as caring and as concerned and wonderful as Dr. Vora!!
I was very happy with all staff members.
All good.
My provider not only cares about physical needs, but my emotional/mental well being too.
Requested a written refill that wasn't followed through.
Both of the doctors I saw. Went above and beyond to explain my conditions and what I need to do to stay healthy.
Excellent bedside manner!
very professional and gracious
Very caring, understanding made sure all my questions were answered before leaving. She offered suggestions on how to care for myself.
A very good experience! Dr. Vora provided me very clear explanations about my stroke and was very reassuring with regard to my treatment plan & prognosis.
Very kind and warm hearted, comprehensive planning and evaluation, really liked the care provider.
Dr. Vora was very patient, very warm and friendly, as well as professional. We look forward to my next appointment.
The experience in Stanford was "excellent." I'm sorry I can't remember the (PA) or nurse I saw - they were excellent too.
Excellent provider.
She's a good doctor.
I've already recommended Dr. Vora to others!!

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