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Ahmad Kaddurah

  • Pediatric Neurologist
  • Assistant Professor, MSU CHM Pediatrics and Human Development and Family Medicine
  • Director, Pediatric Neurology, Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich.
Dr. Ahmad Kaddurah
Dr. Ahmad Kaddurah

Dr. Ahmad Kaddurah often is selected for teaching awards by medical students from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, as well as from resident physicians in pediatrics at Hurley. During a typical rotation with the busy neurologist, the trainee is likely to see every type of case he or she should encounter in order to properly diagnosis, treat and/or refer when in independent practice after graduation. At the end of their rotation with Dr. Kaddurah, they review everything on the list of skills and knowledge they should have gained, and - if by chance the trainee did not encounter a particular condition - Dr. Kaddurah thoroughly reviews it at that time. He has lots of case studies for teaching at the ready.

Education

  • Bachelor-of-science degree: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Medical school: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Pediatric Internship: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Pediatric Residency: State University of New York, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Child Neurology Residency: Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Mich.
  • Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Fellowship: University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Honors

Dr. Kaddurah has won numerous awards for teaching, research, and community service. His research awards include prizes for individual studies and presentations, as well as faculty-research-investigator-of-the-year award and the top award in his specialty at regional research conferences. He also is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Certified in Epilepsy
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Certified in Sleep Medicine

Scholarly Activity

  • Author: Numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and medical textbooks
  • Presenter: Clinical research presentations at local, regional, national and international conferences
  • A sampling of his publications:
    • Kisseih E, Mamilla D, Kaddurah A. A rare presentation of encephalopathy in a 3-year-old child. Glob Pediatr Health. 2017 Apri 24;4:2333794X17696682. doi: 10.1177/2333794X17696682. eCollection 2017
    • Marandi E, Kumar A, Kaddurah A, Chugani H. Infantile spasms in children with Down syndrome: Detroit experience. Journal of the International Child Neurology Association. 2017 Jan 12, 2016. Available from: http://jicna.org/index.php/journal/article/view/54
    • Lee JS, Juhász C, Kaddurah AK, Chugani HT. Patterns of cerebral glucose metabolism in early and late stages of Rasmussen’s syndrome. J Child Neurol. 2011 Nov: 16(11):798-805
    • Kaddurah AK, Holmes GL. Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus: history and semiology. Pediatr Neurol 2009 May;40(5):343-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2008.11.011.
    • Kaddurah AK, Holmes GL. Possible precipitation of myoclonic seizures with oxcarbazepine. Epilepsy Behav. 2006 Feb;8(1):289-93. Epub 2005 Dec 13.

Clinical Research

Here’s a sampling of Dr. Kaddurah’s clinical research experience.

  • Refractory partial epilepsy, safety and efficacy of XXX in patients with partial seizures
  • Long-term safety and efficacy in patients with partial seizures who are taking xxx.
  • Safety and efficacy of high vs. low-dose xxx monotherapy in patients with inadequately controlled partial seizures
  • Multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, stratified, parallel-group trial of xxx as adjunctive therapy in children and adults with inadequately controlled partial seizures
  • Multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, parallel-group monotherapy study of xxx in patients with refractory partial seizures who have compled an evaluation for epliepsy surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Personal Interests

Dr. Kaddurah enjoys spending time with his family when he is not working.