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Dr. Amer Awad is a neurologist with Ochsner Health in Baton Rouge. He received his medical degree from the University of Jordan in 2002. He went on to complete a neurology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He completed his fellowship in clinical neurophysiology (epilepsy) at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Awad is board-certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has been on staff at Ochsner since 2018. He has practiced neurology since 2010 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Awad provides thorough and high-quality care to patients and enjoys treating all neurological disorders. He performs electroencephalography (a test that measures electrical activity in the brain), electromyography (a diagnostic procedure to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them), and Botox and has a special clinical interest in epilepsy. Outside of work, Dr. Awad enjoys family activities, traveling, reading and hiking.

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Medical Education

University of Jordan, Faculty of Medicine
Field of Study: Medicine

Palestine Hospital
Field of Study: Primay Care Practice


Al-Bashir Hospital-Ministry of Healthy
Field of Study: Internship

King Hussein Cancer Center
Field of Study: Internal Medicine

Trinitas Regional Medical Center-Seton Hall University
Field of Study: Internal Medicine


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Field of Study: Neurology


Case Western Reserve University
Field of Study: Clinical Neurophysiology

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology