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Professor Ajith trained at St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School in London, UK. He has trained and worked in the Institute of Neurology and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, Charing Cross and Westminster Hospitals in London, Newcastle, Manchester, and Edinburgh. He was a Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Newcastle.
Ajith moved to the UAE in 2009, and was Chief of Neurology at Mafraq Hospital from 2009-2019. He was Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and Chair of Medicine, from 2010 till 2019. In 2019 Professor Ajith moved the Neurology and Neurophysiology Departments to Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC). At SSMC he was Chief of Neurology and Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (PTC), and Chair of SEHA PTC 2013-2021. In August 2021 he moved to Burjeel Medical City, where he is the Head of Department.
Ajith has published numerous articles and chapters in international peer-reviewed journals and books, and presented in numerous national and international conferences.
In 2017 the Royal College of Physicians and Birkbeck College (University of London) awarded him a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Leadership (Merit grade). He is currently studying for a full time MBA with the University of Durham, and awarded the prestigious Durham University Business School Achievement Scholarship.
Designation: Head of Neurology
Working: Burjeel Medical City
Country: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Ali Hassan is Consultant and acting chief of neurology division, Tawam Hospital. After graduation from Assiut University in South Egypt, he had his further training in the residency program in the university hospitals which has more than 2000 beds and a highly advanced neurology department. He completed his master degree in neuroscience in 2003 and Medical Doctorate in neurology from Al-Azhar University in 2010. Dr. Ali has a long experience in neurology service in different Middle East teaching and tertiary hospitals. He worked for Ibn Sina teaching hospital, Sirt, Libya, then he joined King Fahad Military hospital in Jeddah for three years and in 2011 he joined Al Ain hospital then in 2017 he joined Tawam hospital.
He has many researches especially in the stroke, vascular neurology, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, etc.
His main interests are stroke, headache, neuroimmunology and neuromuscular disorders. He has special training in EEG and epilepsy in Case Western university hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio.
He has many presentations in local and international conferences.
Designation: Consultant & Chief of Neurology Division
Work: Tawam Hospital
Country: Al Ain, UAE
Dr. Hamda Ahmad Kamalboor is a neurologist and epileptologist from Rashid Hospital with Saudi Board in Neurology granted in 2016. She completed Fellowship in Epilepsy & EEG in King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Riyadh in 2020. On her return to Rashid Hospital, she is focused on providing specialized care to patients with epilepsy through implementing best practices, raising awareness & provision of regular educational activities.
Neurology Specialist Epilepsy & EEG Specialist Neurology Department Rashid Hospital Dubai, UAE
Consultant Neurologist Division of Neurology Department of Medicine Tawam Hospital, SEHA Adjunct full Professor Department of Medicine, CMHS, UAEU Al Ain, UAE"
Prof. Miklós Szólics MD., PhD., EDiNR is serving Tawam hospital more then 20 years as Consultant Neurologist. He is an Adjunct Professor, CMHS, UAEU; former Chief of Neurology Division, and managing MS clinic at Tawam hospital since 2007.
Dr. M. Szólics graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the Uzhgorod State University, Ukraine; Diploma was equalized at the “Semmelweis” Medical University, Hungary. He is a Board-certified Hungarian Neurologist, Radiologist and Neuro-Radiologist. He completed full time clinical fellowships in Neurophysiology, Cerebrovascular and General Neurology. He is holding titles of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Kharkov Institute for Advanced Medical Training of Physicians Ukraine, along with the European Diploma in Neuroradiology (EDiNR).
Dr.M. Szólics has more than a 40 year of clinical experience in Neurology service, and he is actively participating as tutor in pre- and postgraduate medical training in Al Ain Medical District.
Dr. Mona Thakre is a well experienced Neurologist with more than 20 years of experience to her credit in UAE and India. She had her basic MBBS and MD in medicine from Nagpur University, India and DM and DNB in Neurology from Bombay Hospital, Mumbai University, India. She has completed her Speciality Certificate in Neurology from Royal college of Physicians (UK) and is a Fellow of American Academy of Neurology(FAAN).
She has worked in Government hospital Rashid hospital as Senior Specialist for 10years and since last 7 years as Consultant and Head of Neuroscience department at Al Zahra Hospital which is a tertiary care hospital in Dubai. She is the elected Board member of Emirates Neurology Society. Her areas of interest: Multiple Sclerosis ,Headache Stroke, Epilepsy and Movement disorders. She is an active researcher and has numerous presentations in local and international conferences. She has published numerous papers in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Muhammad Saidam completed his Bachelor's degree in Medicine at Al Basra University, Iraq. He then went on to do a two-year internship with the King Hussein Medical Center and the Ministry of Health. He subsequently received the certificate of complete training in Neurology and the certificate of higher speciality in medicine with a specialization in Neurology.
Following this, he became a professor and research assistant in the Neuroscience department at King Abdullah University Hospital, College of Medicine of Jordan University of Science and Technology. He is a board-certified adult neurologist by the Jordanian Medical Council and a board-certified adult neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist. From 2011-2014 he worked in Saudi Arabia and from 2014-2020 he was a senior adult neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist in a private hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE, prior to joining Mediclinic.
Adult Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital Abu Dhabi, UAE
Mustafa Shakra is a Consultant Neurologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has particular interest in inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. He runs the clinic of Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinson’s Disease at SKMC.
Dr. Shakra has graduated medical school from Damascus University in 1992 and received his main training in general internal medicine and neurology subspecialty in major university hospitals.
He carries MD, MSc, MRCP and FRCP in medicine and neurology and additionally he has authored and co-authored many articles in in the field of neurology.
Designation: Consultant Neurologist
Working: Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Country: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Najwa Al-Bustani, MD, FRCPC, is a Consultant Neurologist in the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi with special interest in Neuromuscular Medicine. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, she worked in the Department of Internal Medicine and Neurology at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Dr. Al-Bustani received her medical degree from Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. She completed her residency in Neurology at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Subsequently, she completed her fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology, EMG Track, Neuromuscular Medicine and Advanced Neuromuscular Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, W.A., USA.
Dr. Tariq Alafifi is a UAE neurologist and vascular neurologist, consultant and assistant Prof. at UAEU has more than 25years of experience in various posts across the UAE and abroad, including medical missions in KOSOVO ( medical speaker in NATO for UAE army), Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Jordan, and as a special field programme trainee for Arab Aliens in Yemen. In addition to his practice at Mediclinic, he also works with Zayed Military Hospital, an affiliated hospital with several governmental hospitals across the UAE as a Neuro-strokologist, prior to which he was appointed as a Royal palace physician. He is also a member of a teaching programme in Zayed Military Hospital for Arab board residents and board examiner in Arab board and final medical students on Edmonton Alberta 2008, member of Canadians stroke association and Canadian movement disorders, American neuro imaging reviewer 2009-20014. Many publications and publication of several unique cases.
Dr. Zakaria Ammache Consultant Neurologist Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Abu Dhabi, UAE Dr. Zakaria Ammache Went to Medical School at University Paul Sabatier, France and Ddid the residency in Internal Medicine at the American University of Beirut.
Dr. Zakaria Ammache also did the residency in Neurology and fellowship in movement disorder at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.
Dr. Zakaria Ammache is the Head of Neurology Department at Clémenceau Medical Center Beirut from 2005 till 2020 and currently a Senior Consultant at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City.
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Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Al-Salti graduated from Sultan Qaboos University in 2002. He obtained membership of royal college of physician MRCP UK in 2006 and completed his neurology residency program at McGill University from 2008-2013. He has obtained his FRCPC in neurology in 2013 and has completed Fellowship in Neuromuscular and EMG at McGill university in 2014. Dr. Al Salti is a member of the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (CSCN in EMG) since 2014 and at present he is working as a senior consultant neurologist neuromuscular & EMG specialist. He is also a member of the scientific education committee internal medicine program Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB) and head of neurology department at Neuroscience Center at Khoula Hospital Muscat.
Head of Neurology Department
Consultant Adult Neurologist
Neuromuscular & Emg Specialist
Dr. Abu Baker Al Madani completed his undergraduate certificate in 1997 from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In Gothernburg University, he was involved in teaching and contributed in research study with Dr. Anders Hamberger in neuroprotective agents in acute stroke. Then, he completed his Canadian Royal College in Neurology (FRCPC) in 2009.
Dr. Madani had his residency at the University of Toronto which is ranked number 1 in Canada by Royal College of Canada, and ranked number 4 in the whole North America by American Academy of Neurology. He was personally involved in regional stroke program and he was involved in at least 500 stroke cases and 80 TPA cases. In his residency he also did one whole elective year which involves EEG, research, pathology and nerve conduction studies. By finishing the residency, he was able to manage neurological cases as general neurological cases as general neurologist in 2007. He has his fellowship in neuromuscular subspecialty from 2007 to 2009.
Head of Neurology Department
Dr. Ahmed Osman Shatila obtained his BSc in Science Biology from the Wayne State University in the United States. He continued his medical education from the medical college of Wayne State University. Dr. Shatila’s conducted a residency in neurology at Wayne State University and continued his fellowship in neurophysiology. His interests include inpatient Neurology, but not limited to Stroke, IV TPA program development, Status Epilepticus, Multiple Sclerosis, Public Awareness of different Neurological Diseases with 10 years of experience and He is also interested in helping facilities develop a Neuro Hospitalist model where the inpatient care can develop independently from the outpatient services.
Sheikh Shakbout Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr Caesar Zahka is an American board certified in Neurology, Consultant neurologist, works now at the American Hospital in Dubai, previously worked at Alzahra Hospital, American Center of Psychiatry and Neurology, Burjeel hospital and Healthbay polyclinic. Before coming to the UAE in 2013, he worked in Damascus in the university hospital and in the private sector for 17 years.
Dr. Zahka graduated from Damascus University, He had his residency and fellowship at Wayne State university in USA, with emphasis on Clinical Neurophysiology, and had his internship at Sinai Hospital .
Dr Caesar was part of many medical meetings in Syria and UAE, such as the annual meetings of the emirates and Syrian Neurological societies, Emirati and Syrian leagues against Epilepsy, Pan Arab meeting in Damascus, emirates and Syrian neurology meetings. . He appeared in many TV and Radio medical shows.
Prof. Christian Lampl is currently Head of the Department of Neurology at the Konventhospital Barmherzige Brüder Linz, Director of the Headache Medical Center Linz and Chair of the Center of Integrative Medicine for Elderly at the Ordensklinikum Linz. Prof. Lampl received his doctorate at the University of Innsbruck in 1990. Between 1998 and 2005 he was a senior physician at the neurological and psychiatric department of the general hospital in Linz. Prof. Lampl is current president of the EHF. Prof. Lampl is a fellow of five professional societies. Prof. Lampl’s research is focused on: epidemiology and burden of headache, migraine aura as a possible risk factor for migraine headache; neuropathic pain and dementia with focus on elderly people. He has published numerous articles on headache and neuropathic pain. In addition, he has contributed to several book chapters. Prof. Lampl is also an Ad Hoc reviewer for journals such as Cephalalgia, JHP, Headache, Clin J Pain, J Neurol and Eur J Neurology.
Head of the Department of Neurology
Director of the Headache Medical Center
Head of the Center of Integrative Medicine of the Elderly – ZiAM (OKL BHS)
President of the European Headache Federation (EHF) Konvent hospital
Barmherzige Brüder Linz
Dr. David Williams is currently an Assistant Professor and Consultant Neurologist at the UAEU. His undergraduate training was at King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry, London and he obtained his PhD in Neuroscience at the Institute of Neurology, University College London. He undertook dual clinical and academic training as a Walport Clinical Lecturer at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. He has a specialist interest in the pathophysiology of Movement Disorders and he was involved in early work considering the oscillatory pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease. He has an ongoing interest in the role of basal ganglia dysfunction in neurological diseases.
Dr. Deeb Kayed is an American Board Certified Neurologist (1997) and Clinical Neurophysiologist (1999) with a particular interest in headaches. Dr. Kayed graduated magna cum laude from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1986. He then graduated from St George's University School of Medicine in 1990. He completed his residency training in Adult Neurology at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA in 1996 where he also served as Chief Resident. He next completed a Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia in 1997 followed by a Fellowship in Advanced Clinical Neurology - Child Neurology at Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia in 1998. Dr Kayed relocated to The UAE in 2000 and served as a Consultant Neurologist at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain where he was also Head of the Division of Neurology. At the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UAE University, Dr. Kayed served as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Kayed relocated to Dubai in 2005 where he has been working in private practice. He is an Assistant Professor at the MBRU School of Medicine. His practice is currently located at The Integrated Rheumatology & Arthritis Centre in Dubai Health Care City. He is an Independent Doctor, Consultant Neurologist, at The Mediclinic City Hospital Dubai in Dubai Health Care City. Dr Kayed's primary interest is in the management of patients with headaches, in particular migraine.
Dr. Krieger is a very experienced neurologist with special interests in cerebrovascular disease, stroke, headache, neuromuscular and movement disorders, neuroimmunology, brain plasticity and interventional rehabilitation procedures.
Prior to moving to Dubai he was Professor of Neurology and Chairman of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark and was Associate Professor of Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for 10 years until 2008. He continues to hold an adjunct professorship at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Dr. Krieger studied in Germany and then undertook his Fellowship in Neurocritical Care from Tufts University in Boston, USA. He held several academic positions at UT Houston and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland Ohio. He is a Fellow of the European Stroke Organization and a Fellow of the American Heart Association and remains actively involved in clinical research and teaching.
Professor of Neurology
Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
Dr. Fatmah Al Zahmi is consultant neurologist and the head of department of neurology at Mediclinic Parkview hospital, Dubai. After completing her medical degree at UAE University, Dr. Fatmah underwent extensive postgraduate training in Canada and the United States. Dr. Fatmah is Triple American board certified (American Board of Internal medicine, Neurology and vascular Neurology). Dr. Fatmah is the first Emirati female stroke neurologist, second Emirati stroke neurologist (first being Dr. Suhail), She is also the only Emirati neurologist with dual training (Neurology and Internal Medicine) and dual subspecialties (Vascular Neurology and Neuromuscular medicine).
Dr. Fatmah is particularly interested in stroke in young patients, including children, stroke in women, neurological complications of medical conditions, and autoimmune disorders of the peripheral nervous system. Her leadership skills and attention to details led her to engage in administrative roles as she now serves as member of the Clinical Quality and Patient Safety committee and Research Advisory Group Charter of Mediclinic Middle East.
Head of Neurology Department
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology
Mohammed Bin Rashid University (MBRU)
Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Frank Tarazi, MD, PhD, MBA, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Clinical Pharmacoeconomics Programs at McLean/Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA. Dr. Tarazi has preclinical and clinical experience in neurological and psychiatric diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and PTSD. Dr. Tarazi has published over 130 original articles, serves on the editorial board of several medical and scientific journals and has received several awards from leading institutes and societies. He is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and a member of the APA and AAN. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Council on Neurotechnologies and Brain Research.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Vice dean for graduate studies and scientific research, Rabigh Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh/Jeddah - Saudi Arabia
• Chief, Department of Medicine , Rabigh Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh/ Jeddah - Saudi Arabia
• Assistant Professor in Neurology and Psychiatry, Division of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah - Saudi Arabia
• Clinical Fellow in Clinical Neurophysiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of clinical neurophysiology and sleep, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - USA
• Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry (neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology) McLean Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - USA
• Clinical Fellow (Resident) in Neurology Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal - Canada
• Demonstrator in Neurology and Psychiatry, Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah - Saudi Arabia
Vice Dean for Graduate Studies & Scientific Research
Faculty of Medicine
King Abdul Aziz University
Dr. Ailani is the Director of the Medstar Georgetown Headache Center, Vice Co-Chair of strategic planning for Medstar Neurology and a Professor of Clinical Neurology at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ailani completed her Neurology training at NYU in New York, NY and a headache fellowship at the Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Ailani is on the board of the American Headache Society as Secretary, vice chair of the Leadership committee, and serves on the Scottsdale meeting planning committee, scientific meeting planning committee and practice management committee. She is an advisor to the National Headache committee. She is dedicated to improving the care provided to patients with headache disorders.
Director of the Medstar Georgetown Headache Center Vice Co-Chair of strategic planning for Medstar Neurology and Professor of Clinical Neurology Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. District of Columbia, USA
In 2016 JP was appointed as Head of Undergraduate Medicine at the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. After qualifying in medicine from Glasgow, he had several training posts in his native city, culminating in his MD thesis in 1997 on the pharmacology and mechanisms of action of the new antiepileptic drugs. He had a six-year spell in Liverpool’s Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery training in neurology and clinical neurophysiology.
In 2002 he took up a post as a consultant neurologist covering epilepsy services in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow. His clinical workload covers clinics dealing with established and newly diagnosed epilepsy as well as patients presenting with a first seizure.
JP has written one textbook and several book chapters including being lead author for Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. He is past-President of the UK Chapter of the International League Against Epilepsy and until 2019 was an elected Council member for the Association of British Neurologists.
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Honorary Consultant Neurologist
Head of Undergraduate Medicine
University of Glasgow
Dr Maria Oto is a consultant neuropsychiatrist and the lead clinician currently working at the Scottish Epilepsy Centre in Glasgow, which is the only residential centre for the assessment and management of epilepsy in Scotland. A third of the patients referred to the centre have a learning disability. Dr Oto has been working in the field of epilepsy for most of her career; initially at the Institute of Neurology in Glasgow and thereafter at the Scottish Epilepsy Centre.
Since 2014, Dr Oto has also been part of the multi-disciplinary team based at the West of Scotland regional epilepsy surgery program as well as leading the UK network of neuropsychiatrists involved in epilepsy surgery programs. Over the years, Dr Oto has been involved with research and published widely. In 2010 she completed a PhD on the diagnosis and management of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures which is one of her main research interests.
In 2017, she was the lead for a research project funded by the Scottish Government aiming to review the standards of epilepsy care of people with Learning Disabilities in Scotland. Dr Oto was also part of the team that reviewed the epilepsy SIGN guidelines in 2015. She is an honorary lecturer at Glasgow University, a member of the editorial board of Seizure, director of the Glasgow based charity Epilepsy Connections and chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists epilepsy working group. Dr Oto is also a member of the ILAE British Branch Council executive, and leads the epilepsy training network for LD psychiatry trainees in Scotland.
Consultant Neuropsychiatrist & Lead Clinician
Scottish Epilepsy Centre, Glasgow
Consultant Neuropsychiatrist & Lead Clinician, Scottish Epilepsy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Prof. M.Zülküf Önal graduated from Ankara Atatürk Anatolian High School in 1983. After graduating from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine between 1983-1989, he completed his neurology specialization training in the Neurology Department of Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine between 1990-1995. M.Zülküf Önal, who received the title of specialist in 1995 and associate professor in 2000, received the title of Professor in the Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University in 2007.
Professor of Neurology Ankara Medicana International Hospital Atilim University Ankara / Turkiye Ankara, Turkey
Michael Strupp, MD, FRCP, FAAN, FANA, FEAN Professor of Neurology Department of Neurology and German Centre for Vertigo and Balance Disorders University Hospital Munich, Germany Michael Strupp studied medicine at the Technical University of Aachen and in Rochester, N.Y. Then he worked for three years in basic neurophysiological research, mainly doing patch-clamp recordings (at Baylor College, Houston, in Montpellier and in Munich), before he moved to the Department of Neurology at the University and the German Centre for Vertigo and Balance Disorders at the University of Munich, Germany.
His particular area of interest is the therapy of vestibular, ocular motor and cerebellar disorders. Some of his major achievements are: First, demonstration of the effectiveness of vestibular exercises in acute vestibular neuritis in a controlled clinical trial. Second, the benefit of steroids in acute vestibular neuritis, a placebo-controlled, four-arm trial published in the NEJM. Third, introduction of three new therapeutic principles: aminopyridines, as potassium channel blockers, for the treatment of downbeat, upbeat and central positioning nystagmus as well as episodic ataxia type 2; chlorzoxazone for the therapy of downbeat nystagmus; and, more recently, acetyl-DL-leucine for the treatment of certain ataxiasm namely Niemann-Pick Type C. Fourth, the development of new light and practical examination glasses for nystagmus: the “M glasses” and the “positional vertigo App”. He has been the principal investigator of eleven clinical trials. He is also very much engaged in the “International Classification of Vestibular Disorders”.
He has authored 437 PubMed listed papers (h-index 83, i10-index 300) and five books on vertigo, dizziness and ocular motor disorders. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers in Neuro-otology, Joint Chief Editor of the Journal of Neurology and a Member of the Editorial Board of Neurology. He has received many clinical and scientific awards, including the Hallpike-Nylen Award 2106, the Investigator Award of the European Academy of Neurology 2019 and the Galenus von Pergamon Award 2020. He is a very passionate teacher and was awarded ‘Best Teacher’ by the German Neurological Society. Finally, he is a proud father of four children.
Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
University Hospital Munich
Dr. Mona Marwan Alkhawajah is currently the Head of the Section of Neurology, at the Neurosciences Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center. She is a Consultant Neurologist specialized in Clinical Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, and an Assistant Professor at the college of Medicine of Al Faisal University. She served as a member of the Research Ethics Committee for three years, and as the Program Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program at KFSHRC-R for around 5 years.
Dr. Alkhawajah received her Medical Degree from King Saud University, Riyadh. She then pursued her residency training in Neurology at KFSHRC-R. After obtaining her Saudi Board in Neurology, she completed her Fellowship in Neuroimmunology at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Alkhawajah is currently conducting several research projects in the field of MS and Neuroimmunology. Moreover, she has established the first Multiple Sclerosis support group in the Kingdom; the first meeting took place in June 2014. She is the organizer of the first (2015), second (2017), and third (2019) “Walk for MS” in Saudi Arabia, and is actively involved in educating the public about MS. She made several public appearances in National and International TV, talking about MS and advocating for patients who have the disease.
Neurology Section Head, Neuroscience Center, Assistant Professor, King Faisal Specialist Hospital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Al-Kaylani currently works as a consultant Neurologist/ Epileptologist and Neurophysiologist at Rashid Hospital in Dubai, UAE. He completed his Neurology Residency training at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, followed by a two years fellowship training in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the USA. This was followed by a one-year fellowship in sleep medicine also at Vanderbilt. After completing fellowship training, he was appointed as an assistant professor in in the neurology Department at Vanderbilt University medical center in the state of Tennessee, where his practice was mainly focused epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology in addition to sleep. in 2008 he left Vanderbilt to Michigan where he also served as a faculty member in Michigan state university till 2014, when he moved with his family to the UAE . He joined Rashid Hospital, and became in lead of the epilepsy division. He is American Board certified in Neurology, Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep medicine.
Formerly he served as an American Board examiner in the US. He was involved in teaching neurology residents and medical students at Vanderbilt University and Michigan state university, and trained more than 25 fellows in the epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology division at Vanderbilt. He also served as the Director of the neurology residency program at Rashid Hospital. he authored and coauthored papers in the field of epilepsy and general neurology).
Consultant Neurologist and Epileptologist
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mr. Atieh has graduated with honors from Near East University - North Cyprus as a bioengineer in 2020, where later he started as a volunteer in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City/Mayo Clinic, Abu Dhabi as a volunteer from November 2020 till October 2021 in Neurosurgery, Neurology (Multiple Sclerosis Clinic), and Hematology/Oncology (Bone Marrow Transplant clinic). Mr. Atieh has started Working in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City/Mayo Clinic as a Clinical Research Coordinator Clinical Trails Unit – Research Department by October 2021 where he is working on Clinical trials in both Neurology and GI, along with being the Primary Author in multiple research studies in Neurology, Hematology/Oncology, and GI.
Prof. Nils Erik Gilhus has been a Professor of Neurology at the University of Bergen, Norway since 1987 and a consultant neurologist at Haukeland University Hospital since 1986. He chairs the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen. Gilhus has published more than 300 scientific papers, mainly on neuroimmunology and neuroepidemiology, centered on myasthenia gravis and epilepsy. He has supervised 20 accomplished PhDs and been a partner in 6 EU research projects, coordinating three of them. He was an EFNS Board Member and leader of the EFNS Scientific and Congress committees and is now a fellow of EAN.
Peter Rieckmann, MD, FRCPC, FAAN, FEAN Peter Rieckmann received his medical degree from the University of Göttingen, Germany in 1988. After a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular immunology at the NIH, Bethesda, USA he completed his training in Neurology at the National Institute for Nervous Disease, London, UK and the University of Göttingen, Germany. Professor Rieckmann received German Board certification in Neurology in 1995. His academic and clinical positions have included Senior (staff) Neurologist and Professor for Neurology, Dept. of Neurology, as well as head of the Clinical Research Group for Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology, at the Julius-Mximilians University of Würzburg.
In 2007 Professor Rieckmann became the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Research Chair and Director of the MS Program and Full Tenured Professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Under his leadership the Vancouver MS clinical research program was awarded Western-Pacific Research and Training Center by the MS Society of Canada. He is a founding member of the EndMS campaign in Canada and was instrumental in establishing the Center for Brain Health at UBC in Vancouver (http://www.centreforbrainhealth.ca).
In September 2009 he started a new position as Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Academic Hospital in Bamberg, and Professor of Neurology at the University of Erlangen, Germany. Since 2012 he also serves as deputy medical director of the Academic Hospital in Bamberg. In the same year he started the MS in the 21st century steering group, a think tank of international experts and people with MS working on innovative principles of MS care and patient engagement.
Together with colleagues from cardiology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, vascula medicine and neuroradiology he raised funds for Germany’s first Heart and Brain Center.
In 2017 Prof. Rieckmann became medical director and head of the Hospital for Nervous diseases at Medical Park Loipl/Bavaria. There he has recently established the first German Center for Clinical Neuroplasticity and developed innovative digital tools for objective outcome parameters in neurorehabilitation as well as an interactive digital neurorehabilitation assistant. His major research interests are disease modifying factors and repair mechanisms in multiple sclerosis and stroke as well as improvement of rehabilitation strategies to facilitate neuroplasticity and to promote patient engagement in acute and chronic neurological diseases. Professor Rieckmann is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada (FRCPC), Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN) and European Academy of Neurology (FEAN). He holds several positions as visiting professor across the globe. He has received numerous awards - including Gerhard Hess prize of the German Research Association (DFG) - and research grants with over 280 papers to his credit in peer reviewed medical journals.Publication list: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=rieckmann++p
Professor of Neurology
Director, Center of Clinical Neuroplasticity
Medical Park Loipl-Bischofswiesen
University of Erlangen
Richard B. Lipton, M.D., is the Edwin S. Lowe Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology, Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Lipton earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. After a medical internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, he completed his neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in neuroepidemiology at Columbia University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.
His research focuses on cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease and migraine headaches. He is the Principal Investigator of the Einstein Aging Study, an NIH funded Program Project, and collaborates on several R01s. His research focuses on risk factors and biomarkers of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. His recent studies examine cognitive aging across the lifespan with an emphasis on the effects of pain and stress on brain function.
His headache research focuses on the epidemiology of migraine and on clinical trials. His epidemiologic studies have evaluated trigger factors for headache attacks and risk factors for headache progression. Dr. Lipton has published more than 800 original articles, many with trainees. He is a 5 time winner of the H.G. Wolff Award for excellence in headache research from the American Headache Society and a two time winner of the Enrico Greppi award from the European Headache Federation. Dr. Lipton is Director of the Montefiore Headache Center, an interdisciplinary subspecialty center focused on headache, patient care, research and education.
Dr. Lipton holds leadership positions in several professional societies. He is a Past-President of the American Headache Society (AHS). He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Neurology. He has written 11 books. Dr. Lipton enjoys mentoring medical students, residents, PhD students and fellows. Over the last decade he has mentored 7 CRTP students and 10 K-award recipients. He has received both the CRTP Mentor of the Year Award and the Einstein Faculty Mentoring Award.
Edwin S. Lowe Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology
Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Montefiore Headache Center
Director, Division of Cognitive Aging and Dementia
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, USA
Dr. Mir has over 25 years of vast and specialized neurology experience in all fields of neurology, with extensive experience and training in the UK, starting from Hammersmith Hospital London, UK to Leeds General Infirmary Leeds to York Teaching Hospitals in England, which led to Dr. Mir receiving a clinical excellence award in 2015. Dr. Mir also has additional UAE experience with serving SEHA at SKMC and given Adjunct Associate Professor privilege in the college of medicine and Health sciences in UAE and is currently working in Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) on a research project for Multiple Sclerosis and Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Mir has clinical expertise in Multiple Sclerosis, migraines and headache disorders and general neurology, especially neurological disorders in women.
Dr. Salman Aljarallah is an assistant professor of neurology and consultant neurologist and neuroimmunologist at the King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He graduated from McGill University neurology program before completing a fellowship in Neuroimmunology and neurological infections at Johns Hopkins university. He also serves as the director of the neurology training program at King Saud University. His interest includes multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and other neuroimmunogical disorders.
King Saud University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Shireen Qureshi MD FRCPC FAAN Consultant Neurologist Adjunct part-time and Assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Consultant Neurologist Adjunct Part-time Assistant Professor of Neurology Integrated Johns Hopkins Medicine Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Prof. Dr. Souhel Najjar is Professor and Chair of Neurology at the Donald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell located in New York at Northwell Health, Dr. Najjar also serves as SVP & Executive Director of the Neurology Service Line, Co-Director of the Neuroscience Institute, Medical Director for the Center for Executive & Global Health Services, and Chair at North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and Staten Island University Hospital.
Prof. Dr. Najjar is internationally recognized for his clinical and academic expertise in epilepsy, neuroinflammation-related neuropsychiatric disorders, and autoimmune disorders of central nervous system.
Dr. Alsaadi is a Chief Medical officer and the Chair of the Neurology Department at the American Center of Psychiatry & Neurology (ACPN). He was trained in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of California San Francisco and was a research fellow in Epilepsy there. He is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology and by the American Board of Neurology in Clinical Epilepsy.
Before joining ACPN, Dr. Alsaadi was the Chief of the Neurology Department at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City for 11 years. He previously held a position as an associate Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Adult Epilepsy Program and the Clinical Research Program at the University of California Davis. His research has focused on conducting drug study trials for new antiepileptic drugs for patients with epilepsy, quality of life in patients with epileptic and non-epileptic disorders, migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, neuropsychiatric co-morbidities. Dr. Alsaadi has been honored with several prestigious awards for his work in the field of epilepsy. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Northern California Epilepsy Foundation and on the membership committee of the American Epilepsy Society. He has previously served as the President of the Western Clinical Neurophysiology Society in the United Sates and as the Vice President of CEMA (Commission of the Eastern Mediterranean Affairs). He is currently the President of the Emirati League against epilepsy. He also serves at the Editorial Board for BMC Journal of Neurology and Journal of Neurosciences. He has authored and co-authored more than 65 papers and book chapters and has served as a peer-reviewer for more than 15 scientific journals.
Adjunct Professor of Neurology
Khalifa University, Chief Medical Officer
Chair of the Neurology Department
American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology (ACPN)
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Prof. Limmroth is the Chairman of the Department of Neurology, Cologne City Hospitals, University of Cologne, Germany. After studying in Göttingen, Lausanne and Rio de Janeiro, Prof. Limmroth received his medical degree in 1989 from the University of Göttingen, Germany. He then completed a residency in Neurology with Prof. Hans-Christoph Diener in Essen, Germany. In 1993 he received grant of German National research Society (DFG) and completed from 1993-1996 a postdoc-fellowship with Prof. Michael A. Moskowitz at the Stroke and Neurovascular Research Laboratory, MGH-Neuroscience Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. After his return to Germany he established his own research laboratory in Essen and became head of the outpatient clinic at the University Hospital in Essen, Germany and in 2002 the Vice-chairman of the Department of Neurology. In 2006 he became Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the Cologne City Hospitals, University of Cologne, Germany. In Feburary 2008 he also became the acting deputy medical director of the Cologne City Hospitals and acted from 2010-2013 as Medical Director of the Hospital. Prof. Limmroth is the editor and co-editor of 27 books, he published over 250 scientific papers and book chapters, has given over 800 scientific talks and participated in over 50 clinical trials, mainly in MS, pain and stroke.
Chairman of the Department of Neurology
Cologne General Hospital, University of Cologne
Dr. Wade M. Cooper is the Director of Headache & Neuropathic Pain at the University of Michigan where he is also a Clinical Associate Professor in Neurology and Clinical Associate Professor in Anesthesiology. Dr. Cooper graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine where he obtained his medical degree in 2000. He completed his residency in neurology at the Sparrow Hospital Health System in Michigan in 2004. He also completed a fellowship in neurology at the Michigan Head Pain & Neurological Institute in 2005. Dr. Cooper holds a United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) board certification in Headache Medicine. What drew Dr. Cooper into the field of headache medicine was the immense unmet need and lack of patient access to high-quality care.
Director of Headache & Neuropathic Pain Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology & Anesthesiology University of Michigan Michigan, USA
Director of Headache & Neuropathic Pain Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology & Anesthesiology University of Michigan Michigan, USA
Dr Zulfiqar Hussain completed medical school from Pakistan. After completing his medical school, he did 2 years of post-doctoral research fellowship at SUNY Brooklyn, State University Medical Center, Brooklyn NY.
Then he joined the Case Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University Hospital Cleveland, Ohio and completed Internal Medicine internship, Neurology Residency and Neuromuscular Medicine fellowship.
Dr Zulfiqar Hussain moved to Cornell-Weil Medical Center/Hospital for Special Surgery NY for second fellowship in Neuromuscular medicine and intraoperative Neurophysiology.
After Completing 2nd fellowship, he Joined Robert-Wood- Johnson Medical School/University Hospital as Assistant Professor of Neurology and spent 2 years there.
In 2010, moved back to Cleveland Ohio, and joined Cleveland Clinic main campus in Department of Regional Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine Center and worked for 4 years before moved to CCAD in August 2014.
At CCAD Dr Zulfiqar Hussain is working as staff Neurologist, Director of EMG lab/Neuromuscular Medicine and Assistant Professor of Neurology, Lerner College of medicine, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Ohio
During post-doctoral fellowship, and resident/Fellowships training and as staff physician, he published number of articles as 1st and co-author.
Dr Zulfiqar Hussain is Board certified in:
1: Neurology (ABPN)
2: Neuromuscular Medicine (ABPN)
3: Epilepsy (ABPN)
4: American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM)
Director of EMG
Abu Dhabi, UAE