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Khalid                         Kakish

Khalid S. Kakish MD

Department of Neurology

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Child Neurology; Neurology

Professional Summary:

Dr. Khalid Kakish, a Board-certified Neurologist with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology and Attending of neurology at Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo Medical CTR and UBMD Neurology clinics , he is also appointed on the faculty of Medicine of University at Buffalo.
Dr Kakish has eased the anguish for thousands of patients with wide range of neurological diseases.
“My goal is to help patients with neurological conditions live in the most convenient, painless and functional way possible,” he says. “If neurologic conditions are not treated, they continue to get worse, causing physical and psychological impairments.”

As a board-certified neurologist, Dr. Kakish deals with all aspects of diseases of brain, nerves and muscles. His practice includes the most updated evidence based knowledge and science for treating children with various neurologic conditions.

“We do all we can to make this as easy as possible for our patients,” Dr. Kakish says. Dr. Kakish has a special interest in treating neuro-metabolic conditions, neuro-genetic conditions, Headaches, Migraine, seizure disorders, behavioral and developmental disorders,demyelinating conditions like multiple sclerosis and optic neuritis. He provides a comprehensive neurological evaluation using an onsite diagnostic EEG, EMG, and MRI that makes treatment simple and efficient.

Dr. Kakish, a graduate of Baylor college of medicine, served his Fellowship at Texas Children hospital in Houston,Texas. He is a member of The child neurology Society , Texas Medical Association and American academy of neurology. He has written and published several research papers in peer reviewed journals.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Child Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine (2014)
  • Fellowship, Adult Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine (2012)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, School of Medicine, Chief Resident (1995)
  • Pediatric Residency, Pediatrics, King Hussein Medical Center (1991)
  • Internship, King Hussein Medical Center (1987)
  • MBBS, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan (1986)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology, University at Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Consultant Pediatrician, Pediatrics, Al-Ain Teaching Hospital managed by Vienna Medical University, United Arab Emirates (2002–2011)
  • Associate Professor, UAE University, School of Medicine, United Arab Emirates (2007–2010)
  • Assistant Professor, UAE University, School of Medicine, United Arab Emirates (2003–2006)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan (1996–2001)
  • Pediatrician, Jordan (1995–1996)
  • Pediatric Specialist, King Hussein Medical Center, Jordan (1991–1994)
Awards and Honors:
  • International Research Award, Ambulatory Pediatric Association (2000)
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Tech School of Medicine (1995)

Research Expertise:
  • Epilepsy and Headaches
  • Metabolic disorders of childhood
  • Pediatric Demyelinating disorders
  • Pediatric movement disorders
  • White matter diseases

Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy of Neurology; Member (2011–present)
  • Child Neurology Society; Member (2011–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics; Fellow (1996–present)
  • American Medical Association (1994–present)
  • Jordan Pediatric Society; Member (1992–present)
  • Jordan Medical Association; Member (1986–present)
  • American Academy of Neurology

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Contact Information

1001 Main St.
5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 932-6080, ext. 100

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