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Professional Bio:  Dr. S. Riaz Ahmed is a Neurologist specializing in Child Health with 40 years of clinical experience. He graduated from a Medical School in India in 1978 and completed his residency training in Pediat... Read More 


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Dr. S. Riaz Ahmed is a Neurologist specializing in Child Health with 40 years of clinical experience. He graduated from a Medical School in India in 1978 and completed his residency training in Pediatric Medicine and Neurology at the famous Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Sick Children as well in the Institute of Neurology, Madras Medical College, in 1983 and 1986, respectively. He thus got qualified to obtain a PG degree, MD in Pediatrics, and super specialty PG degree, DM in Neurology. He joined the Institute of Child Health, Madras (India) as a faculty Pediatric Neurologist in 1986 and held positions as a Tutor and Assistant professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology from 1986 to 1987. From 1987 to 1991, he worked as a Pediatrician and Pediatric Neurologist at King Faisal Hospital, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. He then went to the United Kingdom on an International Scholar program and worked in 1992 as an Associate Fellow in Pediatric movements disorders at King’s Hospital, London, under the guidance of one of the pioneers in movement disorders, Professor Marsden (Late) and also in Pediatric Muscle disorders at Hammersmith Hospital, London, the United Kingdom for almost a year. In 1993 he joined Royal Hospital in Muscat, Oman, the only tertiary care center in that country, as a consultant pediatric Neurologist. For the first time, he set up comprehensive Pediatric Neurology services, including Pediatric Epilepsy, Neurodevelopmental, and Movement disorders programs. He became proficient in Electrophysiological studies in Neurology, namely EEG, Nerve conduction studies, and visual and auditory evoked potential examinations. He has been an active member of the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA) and an executive member of the Asian Oceanian Child Neurology Association (AOCNA) since 1998. He was trained in Botulinum toxin therapy for spastic children in Manchester, the UK, in 1998 events well in Pediatric muscle disorders diagnosis in Paris, France in 1999. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Child Health (FRCPCH) in 2001 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), Ireland, in 2002. He was also an elected fellow of the Indian Academy of Neurology, the European Neurological Society, and the American Academy of Neurology. In 2009, he migrated to Saudi Arabia and became a Pediatric Neurology consultant at King Fahad Military Hospital, Jeddah, to date. He has been heading the Department of Child Neurology at this institute. And he is also involved in training Arab Board residents with bedside teaching and giving lectures in neurology. He was an examiner to the R2 (second year) resident training and promotion program and conducted busy scheduled Neurology clinics twice a week, where he saw almost 16-18 patients per clinic. Apart from clinical examination, appropriate Neurodiagnostic tests are planned and executed. He has a senior registrar in Neurology working under him. Residents are regularly posted every month for their academic training as part of the Saudi board examinations requirement, where they are evaluated for their clinical skills. They are examined with clinical case scenarios, and marks are allotted for their clinical understanding at the end of their postings. Besides, he read electrophysiology recordings viz. EEG, BAER, and VER to interpret the findings for his patients and lease with a geneticist and metabolic consultants for further workup. Pediatric epilepsy is a comprehensive and highly complicated sub-specialist in pediatric neurology. He has vast experience in diagnosis and management, including using video EEG monitoring, ketogenic diet protocol, and planning for early epilepsy surgery in intractable seizures at tertiary centers. Besides his Botox administration proficiency for spasticity and dystonia, he also does regular sessions for eligible patients under physiotherapy and rehabilitation guidance. Thus, he has considerable vast clinical experience in Pediatric Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology. His main interest is in Movement Disorders, especially in Botulinum toxin therapy and pediatric epilepsy. He has been actively involved in medical education and innovative problem-oriented integrated curricula for medical students and residents for teaching neurology. He was also an examiner for MRCP in 2007. He has traveled widely and globally to present papers in neuroscience in the UK, Australia, Japan, China, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, and the Middle East. He has presented his research work and has published it extensively in several peer-reviewed journals. He is on the editorial board as associate editor in a few peer-reviewed Pediatric Neurology journals. He has also been a regular peer reviewer in many International Journals, viz Saudi Medical Jl, Oman Medical Jl, and Asian Jl of Tropical Medicine. Besides, he loves music as well as enjoys playing tennis. He is currently working as the Pediatric Neurology department chief in Saudi Arabia at King Fahad Military Hospital since 2009.

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University Of Madras



University Of Madras


Awards & Publications

Dr. S. Riaz Ahmed has following Publications under his name 1. Riaz Ahmed, Kumararaguru, Soundarajan, Viswanathan "Acute Bacterial Meningitis" - The Antiseptic- march 1980; vol 77 (3) 137-143. 2. Riaz Ahamed, Gothandapani, Subbaiah, Soundarajan, Viswanathan "Dextrocardia with S. Inversus & postposed aorta"-The Antiseptic- Nov 1980; vol 77(11) 1-4 3. Bappal B, Raghupathy P, Nair T, Riaz A, Desilva V, Bhuyan B, Khushi by "External Hydrocephalus in hypomagnesemia- a case report"- Achieves ofDis. Children” 1999; 81: 505-507. 4. Rajab A, Al khusaiby SM, Riaz A, Dacosta DE "A new holoprocencepahlic syndrome with major Cerebro- orofacial malformation" Am Jl Genetics 1999; 65: 5. 1915A 5. Rajab A, Fox J, Riaz A, Paul G, Khusaiby S, Chaemers R, PattonMR "Further delineation of Door Syndrome- case study-Clinical Dysmorphology,2000; 9: (4) 247-251. 6. Riaz Ahmed S, Khusaiby S "Postpump Chorea – report of 5 cases and review of the literature" Indian Journal of Practical Paediatrics 2002; 4 (178): 96-98 7. Rajab A, Mochida GH, Hill A, Ganesh V, Bodell MS, A.Riaz, Grant PE, Shugart YY, Walsh CA "A novel form of pontocerebellar hypoplasia maps to chromosome 7q 11-21" Neurology 2003; 60 (10): 1664-7. 8. Thomas V, Riaz Ahmed, Jayaram D, Khusaiby S D "Penicillamine induced myasthenia gravis" -a case report- Neurosciences 2002; (7) 8: 293-95. 9. Roshan K, Alex C, Riaz Ahmed, Thomas V, Hashim H, Zakia – "10 yr prospective study of IVIG in Guillian Barre' syndrome in Oman" – Jl of Child Neurology 2003; (18)10:767-771 10. Riaz A, Dhanaraj D, Jaganathan K "Pontine Hge in ITP- a case report; Neurology India - Dec '85. (indexed only from 1992). 11. Riaz Ahmed - Sensory seizures as ADEM presentation – a case report –Egyptian Jl Paed Neuroscience - Sept 2005 issue. 12. Riaz Ahmed S, Thomas Varghese .An unusual presentation of absence seizure – a case report- Jl Paed Neurology – Vol 4; number 1, 2006. 13. A Rajab, SY Yoo, A Abdulgalil, S Katheri, R Ahmed, GH Mochida, A Bodell, J Barkovich. An autosomal recessive form of cerebral palsy with microcephaly & mental retardation – case report- American Jl of med genetics 2006 Part A; 1504-1510. 14. Riaz Ahmed. A comparative study of Vigabatrin vs. ACTH in Infantile spasms– Pak Jl of Med Science-2007-vol 23 No: 1. 15. Riaz Ahmed. Colloid cyst of the third ventricle- an underestimated risk of death- case report - International Jl of Paed Neuropsychiatry, 2006; 3(2): 183-185 16. Riaz Ahmed. Transient Mutism in Cerebellar ataxia- Egyptian Jl of Paediatric Neuroscience. Sep 2007 17. Riaz Ahmed. Low dose Buccal Midazolam in aborting childhood seizures – a clinical trial- Jl of Paediatric Neurology-Oct '07 (vol .5 No.2). 18. Riaz Ahmed. Disseminated Aspergillosis causing spinal cord compression- a case study- Neurology India-Oct '07 (vol55)3:2883. 19. Riaz Ahmed. Brain-stem ADEM in congenital agammaglobulinemia- a case report- Indian Jl of practical pediatrics – published Oct 2008 issue. 20. Riaz A, Khusaiby S "Agenesis Corpus Callosum with myoclonic seizures"- case report- Oman Med Jl Nov 1996; vol 13 (2): 38-39. 21. Riaz Ahmed "Ataxia in children –a review article" Oman Med Jl Feb 1998; vol 14 (3): 34-35. 22. Riaz Ahmed, “Unilateral Megalencephaly & seizures - case report” - Oman Med JlNov 1999; vol 16 (2): 53-54. 22. Riaz Ahmed, "Valproate in Migraine in children from Oman"-Oman Med. Jl-May 2000; vol 16(4): 32-33. 23. Riaz Ahmed "Paroxysmal nocturnal events- Seizures or sleep terror?"-case report- Oman Med Jl – Feb 2000; vol 16 (3) 35-36. 24. Riaz A, Lekha H, Jayaram D, Khusaiby S- "Reversible central pontine myelinolysis in nephrotic syndrome"- a case report – Oman Med Jl- Feb 2002; vol 18 (3) 59-60. 25. Riaz Ahmed – "Role of EEG in Paediatric Epilepsy" -a review article- Oman Med Jl May 2002; vol 18 (4) 26-29. 26. Epilepsy and education – booklet published for school children in Oman. 27. Riaz Ahmed-Lumbar puncture in febrile fits- to do or not?- Oman Medical Jl. Jan/Apr 2005; vol 20 (12) 18-19. 28. Riaz Ahmed- Seizures in children-an overview –leading article –Oman Med Jl April 06. 29. Riaz Ahmed-Congenital central hypoventilation with renal tubular acidosis-case report Oman Med Jl April 2006. 30. Riaz Ahmed- Bilateral Perisylvian syndrome- a study of 11 patients from Oman. Oman Med Jl April 2007. 31. Riaz Ahmed- Rett Syndrome – the study of 5 cases and review of literature- Oman Med jl; July 2008 32. Riaz Ahmed-Retrospective study of CSF in suspected meningitis – 2004 – presented in International infectious Dis. Conference in Muscat, Dec 2006- published in Oman Med Jl Nov '07 issue. 33. Riaz Ahmed - CNS Aspergellosis ina child. Oman Med Jl 2010, July (25) 3: 238-239. 34. Riaz Ahmed. Dyke Davidoff Mason syndrome –correspondence- comment on this paper- Neurosciences 2009, Vol. 14 (3): 307-307. 35. Riaz Ahmed. Hot water epilepsy – A rare form of reflex epilepsy. Jl of Neurosci in rural Pract, 2010, Jul-Dec; 1 (2): 99-101. 36. Riaz Ahmed- Ictal syncope – Neurologist's perspective-a case report- Jl of paed neuroscience- Jul 2011, vol 6; issue 2: 127-129. 37. Riaz Ahmed- Wernick- like encephalopathy in a child- A reversible cause. Jl of Ped Neuro Science 2012, vol 7; issue 2: 146-48. 38. Riaz Ahmed- Acute PCB variant of Guillain Barre syndrome, masquerading brainstem stroke in a child. Jl of Ped Neuro, 2012; vol 10,(4). 39. Riaz Ahmed- Hypomyelinating leuko-encephalopathy in a child- a case report. Published in Feb 2013 issue of SQU med Jl.vol 13; pp 192-93. 40. Riaz Ahmed S- Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter banumannii infection in post-traumatic hydrocephalus. A case report. Merit Research Jl of Medicine and Medical Sciences 2013, Vol. 1 (2) pp 014-017. 41. Yar M, Riaz S, Seoud M. Mega cisterna magna- a diagnostic dilemma - submitted to Pak Med Jl- 2014. 42. Vander-Knapp syndrome – a case report – submitted to On-call Paediatrics- 2014. Riaz Ahmed. 43. Sodium Valproate induced myopathy in a child- a case report- published SQU Medical Journal Feb issue-2015- vol 15, No.1-146-47. Riaz Ahmed. 44. Dexamethasone Pulse therapy for childhood epileptic encephalopathy-2017- Jl of Pediatrics and brain- submitted for review- Riaz A. 45. Vitamin responsive bulbar palsy in an infant – Stanley Medical Journal Vol 3: issue 3 – 2016 Riazahmed. 46. How refractory are super-refractory Status Epilepticus- Jl of Neurology & Neurosurgery – editorial – Ped on-call Jl; Vol 14/issue 2- Apr-June 2017. 47. How Refractory is Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus- A Personal View! – Jl of Neurology and Neurosurgery (Open): November 14, 2016; Published: January 23, 2017.

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