Dr. Mirza received his medical degree from the Aga Khan University Medical College (AKU-MC) in Karachi, Pakistan, and then completed a neurosurgery residency at the University of Kentucky. Following residency, he received subspecialty fellowship training in adult and pediatric epilepsy surgery, as well as adult brain tumors, at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. He was also a visiting fellow in pediatric epilepsy surgery at the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for Children in London, England.
At the University of Kentucky, as Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Director of Adult and Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery, Dr. Mirza focuses on the surgical treatment of refractory epilepsy and brain tumors. His research is directed towards epilepsy surgery outcomes, neuroimaging in epilepsy, and novel imaging methods for localization of epileptogenic foci and networks.