Bashar Katirji, MD

Bashar Katirji, MD

Bashar Katirji, MD

Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Director, Neuromuscular Center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Director, EMG Laboratory, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Fellowship Director, Neuromuscular Medicine, Case Western Reserve University / University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Specialty

  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Education and Training

  • Fellowship: Electromyography, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Residency: Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Berbir Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Medical School: M.D., University of Aleppo, Syria

Board Certification

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Research Interests

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

Biography

Bashar Katirji, MD, FACP, FAAN is a Professor of Neurology, the Director of the Neuromuscular Center and the Program Director of the Neuromuscular Fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center - Case Western Reserve University. He is also the Director of the Electromyography (EMG) laboratory at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Dr. Katirji has an M.D. from the Medical School of the University of Aleppo, 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; he 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. He also co- authored a large textbook, Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice, a widely utilized reference text in the US and abroad, now in its second edition. He also co- authored a nerve conduction study manual for trainees and technologists. Dr. Katirji has directed and lectured in numerous continuing medical education courses on neuromuscular disorders and electrodiagnostic testing at the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, as well as at many other international associations' seminars. He also is a reviewer of many US and international neurologic peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Katirji enjoys teaching and writing and is very involved in clinical research, including with trainees. As a Program Director of Neuromuscular Fellowship since 1990, he has trained over 75 neuromuscular fellows and supervised EMG/Neuromuscular training of over 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.

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