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Bashar Katirji, MD

Bashar Katirji, MD

Ratings

(4.5)

110 Ratings 28 Reviews

Specialty

Neurology, Neurology-Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology-Neurophysiology

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

Schedule an Appointment

216-844-2724

Biography

  • Director, Neuromuscular Center and EMG Laboratory, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Program Director, Neuromuscular Medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Director, Autonomic Laboratory, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Bashar Katirji, MD, FACP, FAAN is a Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Neuromuscular Center at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center - Case Western Reserve University and Director of the Electromyography (EMG) laboratory. Dr. Katirji earned his medical degree from the Medical School at the University of Aleppo in Syria. After completing a residency in Internal Medicine in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, he completed his neurology residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, followed by fellowship training in Clinical Electromyography at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He has previously been a Faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Katirji specializes in the field of Neuromuscular Disorders and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He has published extensively and authored more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than 50 chapters in neurologic textbooks. Dr. Katirji has also authored an EMG textbook, Electromyography in Clinical Practice, now in its third edition.  and co-authored the textbook, Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice, a widely utilized reference text in the US and abroad, now in its second edition. Dr. Katirji also co-authored a nerve conduction study manual for trainees and technologists. He has directed and lectured in numerous continuing medical education courses on neuromuscular disorders and electrodiagnostic testing at the American Academy of Neurology and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine annual meetings, as well as at many other international associations' seminars. He is a reviewer of many U.S. and international neurologic peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Katirji enjoys teaching and writing and is very involved in clinical research with trainees. As the Program Director of Neuromuscular Fellowship since 1990, he has trained over 75 neuromuscular fellows and supervised EMG/Neuromuscular training of more than 400 neurology residents. Dr. Katirji has published with neuromuscular fellows and neurology residents more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and more than 20 chapters. 

Dr. Katirji is married, with two children, one is an Emergency Medicine Physician, and one is in College. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, walking, biking, and neurologic writing.

Expertise

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Entrapment Neuropathies
  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Languages Spoken

Arabic, English, French

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106
216-844-2724

UH Suburban Health Center

1611 S Green Rd
South Euclid OH, 44121
216-844-2724

UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands Ste 2300

3909 Orange Pl
Beachwood OH, 44122
216-844-2724

UH Foley ElderHealth Center

3619 Park East Dr
Beachwood OH, 44122
216-464-6445

Patient Experience Reviews

4.5 out of 5

110 Ratings

Patient Comments (28)

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr. Katirji is a brilliant physician!!! He is a very empathetic doctor. Always treats me with respect and explains everything thoroughly. Best neurologist ever!!!

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Thank you to the Dr., Tech, and Receptionist. Everyone was so very kind, patient, and professional.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Dr Katirji took the time to call me back personally, twice, after I called the office with a concern unrelated to the care he is providing for me. I desired his opinion and recommendation on an unrelated health matter that was concerning me. I was very thankful for this personal concern.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr. Katirji is wonderful! I am so fortunate that my "regular neurologist" recommended him, Dr. Katirji Has found the abnormal gene that is causing the majority of my problems. Finally! If I hadn't come to see him, I would be muddling through life wondering why I am having these specific characteristics. I feel very fortunate that I was able to see Dr. Katirji.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
I was very satisfied with the concern and care given. I felt better able to deal with my issues after the zoom meeting

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr Katirji is a brilliant physician and excellent caregiver!!! He woks very hard to always give his patients the care they need. If something is a puzzle he will work tirelessly to get the answer!!! An excellent physician that I highly recommend!!!

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Good experience

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
This was my first visit meeting Dr. Katirji. Both my husband and I appreciated how much time he spent with me. I hope that I can finally be diagnosed.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Excellent doctor! Takes his time, listens well. The facility is staffed with people that are polite and helpful.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Very nice.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
It's always a pleasure to see Dr. Katirji and ***!

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Love dr K and ***!

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Excellent provider. I always feel Dr. Katirji has my best interest in mind when we discuss me.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Doctor Katirji took the time to call me himself personally after I called in with a concern. I feel very fortunate to have Doctor Katirji monitoring my care.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
First class, very professional

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr Katarji and Dr *** saw me for the first time. I was VERY pleased with their patience and their understanding of the problem. Cannot say enough good things about the entire facility and staff. Thank you for making my treatment more efficient and more pleasant.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Katirji and his staff are excellent. He truly cares about his patients and their families.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
I was so satisfied with the Dr.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr Bashar was a blessing. I'm lucky to have him as a physician. My deepest thanks.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
My care was excellent! ***

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Outstanding physician!!! I highly recommend him to anyone needing a neurologist!!! He is always kind and empathetic. Thumbs up for Dr. Katirji!!!

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Good

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr Katirji and his staff are second to none!!! He is a brilliant physician who always treats you with the utmost respect. He always explains everything and has a huge amount of empathy for his patients. His staff are wonderful caring people who are always kind and respectful! I have been seeing Dr. Katirji for six years and can honestly say that I have always had a good office experience! Great doctor, great staff, assets to University Hospitals Medical Center!!!

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Katirgi is a wonderful provider.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Very knowledgeable and thoughtful about my issues and my care. Understood that I was looking for additional improvement. ***

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Very attentive, excellent rapport, caring, excellent health advice

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Very good communicator, he explained in terms that I understood for each part of the tests ***. My wife and I were both pleased with Dr. Bashar Katirji.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Very caring about my health issues.

Board Certifications

  • Neuromuscular Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

Fellowship | Electromyography
Electromyography - University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1983 - 1984)

Fellowship | Electromyography
Electromyography - Cleveland Clinic (1983 - 1983)

Residency | Neurology
Neurology - University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1980 - 1983)

Residency | Neurology
Neurology - University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1978 - 1980)

Internship | Rotating
Rotating - University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1977 - 1978)

Internship | Rotating
Rotating - University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1976 - 1977)

Medical Education
University Of Aleppo (1971 - 1977)

Research Interests

Neuromuscular Disorders, EMG and Nerve conduction studies, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Peripheral Neuropathies, Peripheral nerve hyperexcitability syndromes, Stiff Person Syndromes

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Bashar Katirji did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.