Amer Awad, MD

5 of 5 Stars
Based on 19 Patient Verified Ratings

Since 2010, Dr. Amer Awad has continued the practice of neurology in his family’s hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and neighboring areas. Dr. Awad is board-certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized care to patients with neurological disorders, as well as helping to advance the field of neurology.

After concluding his Neurology Residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Hospital, Dr. Awad completed his Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals in Ohio. He has been involved in several research projects and has published and reviewed numerous articles. He devotes the overwhelming majority of his time to clinical practice and looks forward to advancements and new research findings he can implement.

Dr. Awad is dedicated to providing high-quality, up-to-date, evidence-based,compassionate, thorough and individualized care to patients with neurological disorders, as well as help advance the field of neurology. He thoroughly enjoys making accurate diagnoses and providing appropriate therapy with the ultimate goal of improving each patient’s quality of life.

Common Conditions Treated:

  • Primary neurogenic headaches and facial pains like migraine, trigeminal neuralgia
  • Neuromuscular disorders like radiculopathy, neuropathy, myopathy
  • Non-traumatic spinal cord disorders like transverse myelitis
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Neurodegenerative and neurocognitive disorders like dementia
  • Movement disorders like involuntary movements, tremor, ticks, muscle spasm, dystonia
  • Autoimmune neurological disorders: multiple sclerosis, myasthenia, demyelinating disorders, paraneoplastic disorders
  • Non-traumatic vascular disorders like stroke
  • Neuroophthalmological disorders like optic neuritis, diplopia
  • Neurotological disorders like vertigo, dizziness
  • Autonomic disorders like neurogenic syncope
  • Consciousness disorders like coma, altered mental status

Procedures:

  • Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) and Electromyography (EMG)
  • Muscle Chemodenervation by Botulinum toxin (Botox) for movement disorders and headache
  • Interpretation of Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Interpretation of Evoked Potentials (EPs)

Medical School

University of Jordan

Internship

Seton Hall University/Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Residency

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Fellowship

Case Western Reserve University

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