Dr. Fecto is a board-certified neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Dr. Fecto completed his medical training at the Aga Khan University in Pakistan in 2005, where he was also junior faculty till 2006. Dr. Fecto completed his PhD in neuroscience at Northwestern University in 2012 during which he was supported by a University Fellowship and an NIH/NIA Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellowship. From 2012 to 2015 he completed his post-doctoral training in neurogenetics at Northwestern University as the Link Foundation Fellow. Dr. Fecto completed his neurology residency and chief residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as part of the clinical-neuroscientist and physician-scientist training programs. Dr. Fecto completed his fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at Stanford University in 2020.
Dr. Fecto has received several awards including the resident teaching award, resident team leader award, a resident lectureship by the Iowa Neurological Association, and a fellow scholarship by the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Fecto is a well-published researcher and serves as an associate editor for the journal BMC Neurology. His research explores the pathogenic mechanisms that contribute to neuromuscular disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and myotonic dystrophy. His research is supported by an NIH/NINDS R25 Research Education Grant. Dr. Fecto is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Society for Neuroscience, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Medical Association.
- Neuromuscular Medicine
- Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Instructor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine (2020)
Fellowship: Stanford University Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship (2020) CA
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (2019)
Chief Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Neurology Residency, IA (2019)
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic Neurology Residency (2019) IA
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL (2015)
Graduate Education (PhD), Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, IL (2012)
Medical Education: Aga Khan University Medical College (2005) Pakistan