International Faculty



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John Duncan(MA DM FRCP FmedSci)

John Duncan is a Consultant Neurologist specialising in epilepsy, practicing at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London and at Epilepsy Society in Chalfont St Peter, UK, He was appointed Professor of Neurology at the UCL Institute of Neurology in 1998. From 2012 to 2018 he was Clinical Director of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. In 2004 he received the annual Clinical Research recognition award of the American Epilepsy Society. He is past-President of the UK chapter of ILAE.

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JOHN M. STERN(MA, MD, FAES, FANA, FAAN)

Dr. John Stern is a Professor in the UCLA Department of Neurology and Director of the Department’s Epilepsy Clinical Program. He is also Director of UCLA Medical Center’s Epilepsy Residency Training Program and Co-Director of its Seizure Disorder Center.

Dr. Stern’s professional time comprises lecturing, mentoring, an active clinical practice exclusively for seizures, and a primary research focus on functional MRI of brain networks and their relationship to epilepsy and cognitive function. His other research activities investigate the delivery of epilepsy care and novel diagnostics and treatments for medication resistant epilepsy.

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Dr. Chris Elder (Assistant professor of neurology at CUMC, in the Division of Epilepsy and Sleep)


Christopher Elder, MD is an assistant professor of neurology at Columbia University Medical Center in the Division of Epilepsy and Sleep. Dr. Elder completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware then attained his M.D. from Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his internship at Georgetown University Hospital and neurology residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, where he was a chief resident. Dr. Elder completed fellowship in Neurophysiology/Epilepsy at UCLA Seizure Disorder Center.

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Dr. Vishal Shah

Vishal is Assistant Professor of Neurology at University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) after completing two-year fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at UCLA. Dr. Shah's primary research interests are in surgical management of epilepsy, neurostimulation, comorbidities in epilepsy and status epilepticus.

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Dr. Zulfi Haneef

Zulfi is an Assistant Professor of Neurology-Neurophysiology at Baylor College of Medicine. He has done fellowship in epilepsy at UCLA and has special interest in intra op monitoring . He has to his credit Nnumerous publications and is author of text book -A concise manual of epilepsy.

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Dr. zabeen-mahuwala

Zabeen Kaizar Mahuwala, MD, is a neurologist certified in neurology and epilepsy by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She completed her medical school training at Smt NHL municipal medical college in 2003, did her Internal Medicine residency at Sheth V.S. General hospital in 2006 after which she joined Sterling Hospital in Neurology ICU. She pursued neurology residency at University of Arkansas Medical Center, USA and completed her fellowship training at the University of Texas at Dallas, USA in Clinical Neurophysiology before joining the University of Kentucky in October 2016 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology.

Dr. Mahuwala specializes in caring for adults with epilepsy and neuromuscular disorders. Her epilepsy practice focuses on patients with generalized and focal epilepsy, with a special interest in treating women and older adults and with drug resistant epilepsy. She performs electroencephalography in the outpatient setting and extended monitoring in the inpatient setting for diagnostic and surgical purposes.

She also specializes in treating immune-mediated epilepsy and neuromuscular disorders, such as myasthenia gravis, neuropathies and myositis. She also manages the ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic.

Dr. Mahuwala is an educator and has received several awards for her hard work, including the 2019 Abraham Flexner Medical Education Excellence Award for medical education and the 2015 Kiffin Penry Award for Fellowship in Epilepsy. She is also a reviewer for the Institutional Review Board at UK and several neurology journals.