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Osman                          Farooq

Osman Farooq MD

Department of Neurology

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Epilepsy; Neurology; Neuromuscular Disorders; Pediatrics

 
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Professional Summary:

As a pediatric neurologist, my clinical practice focuses on the comprehensive neurologic care of infants, children and adolescents. Having completed fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology, my expertise focuses on the evaluation and management of epileptic and non-epileptic (stress-induced) seizures, as well as neuromuscular disorders, with particular skill in performing electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG). I am one of the panel neurologists in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB). As a physician for the inpatient and outpatient neurology service, I attend to the needs of patients who present to WCHOB with a variety of neurologic symptoms.

In addition to epilepsy and neuromuscular disorders, my clinical interest includes stroke in the young. I am fascinated by the various factors that may predispose infants and children to cerebrovascular ischemia. After an ischemic event, I work closely with the patients and their families to help coordinate long term care and rehabilitation in their road to recovery.

I am actively involved in research mentorship and in the teaching of medical students, residents in adult neurology, pediatric neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry and fellows in clinical neurophysiology.

I am further interested in autoimmune, demyelinating and infectious processes within the nervous system. After the 2009 influenza A - H1N1 pandemic, I extensively researched the neurologic complications of H1N1 in pediatric patients in Western New York. I compared our results to those of other groups in the global pediatric and neurologic communities. I presented my results at various international medical conferences.

I feel fortunate to have participated in and conducted numerous clinical research projects. I have a track record of research, collaboration and publishing in the field of pediatric neurology. I intend to continue blending research with my clinical work, as I feel that both of these are essential for the art of practicing medicine.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Neurophysiology, State University of New York at Buffalo (2012)
  • Residency, Pediatric Neurology, State University of New York at Buffalo (2011)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2007)
  • MBBS, Dow Medical University
Employment:
  • Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicince and Biomedical Sciences (2012-present)
Awards and Honors:
  • Faculty Teaching Award (2014)
  • Michael E. Cohen Award for Excellence in Resident Reseach (2011)

Research Expertise:
  • Electroencephalography (EEG): Performing and interpreting Electroencephalography
  • Electromyography (EMG): Performing and interpreting Electromyography
  • Epilepsy: Evaluation and management of epileptic and non-epileptic (stress-induced) seizures
  • Neurologic complications of H1N1 in pediatric patients: Infectious processes in the central nervous system with particular experience in the neurologic complications of H1N1 in pediatric patients
  • Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Disorders: Evaluating and the coordination of care of children and adolescents with demyelinating conditions
  • Stroke: Pediatric Stroke; Evaluating, treating coordinating the long term rehabilitation of infant, pediatric and adolescent cerebrovascular ischemia
Research Centers:
  • Jacobs Neurological Institute
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • August 2009–July 2014
    VIPS: Vascular Effects of Infection in Pediatric Stroke
    National Institute of Health - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $5,292

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Journal Articles:
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Professional Memberships:
  • International Child Neurology Association (2012)
  • Child Neurology Society (2010)
  • American Academy of Neurology (2008)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2006–2008)
Presentations:
  • "Introduction to EEG - Part 2" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Neurology, University of Buffalo, Department of Neurology (2013)
  • "Introduction to EEG - Part 1" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Neurology, University of Buffalo, Department of Neurology (2013)
  • "Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis" Grand Rounds - University of Buffalo, Department of Neurology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs Neurological Institute (2013)
  • "Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis" Grand Rounds - University of Buffalo, Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo, Pediatrics (2013)
  • "Introduction to Epilepsy for Non-Neurologists" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Internal Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo (2013)
  • "Electrocerebral Silence on EEG & EEG Recognition - Part 2" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Neurology, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo General Medical Center (2012)
  • "EEG Recognition" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Neurology, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo General Medical Center (2012)
  • "Introduction to EEG - for non-Neurologists" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Internal Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Wilson‘s Disease - A Multidisciplinary Approach" Interdepartmental Conference: Neurology, Gastroenterology, Radiology and Pathology, SUNY at Buffalo, Women & Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "How to Choose an Anti-Epileptic Drug" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Neurology, SUNY at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Introduction to EEG" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Neurology, SUNY at Buffalo (2012)
  • "“Fits, Faints & Funny Business: A Review of Non-Epileptic Seizures" Grand Rounds - University of Buffalo, Department of Neurology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs Neurological Institute (2012)
  • "Neurologic Complications of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Infection in Children" University of Buffalo 15th Annual Spring Clinical Research Day, State University of New York at Buffalo, Clinical Research (2012)
  • "Pediatric Neurological Exam" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Pediatrics, SUNY at Buffalo, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Evoking Potentials From The Brain" American Academy of Neurology (2012)
  • "Neurologic Complications of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Infection in Children" American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology (2011)
  • "Novel Treatment for Radiation Optic Neuropathy with IV Bevacizumab" University of Buffalo 14th Annual Spring Clinical Research Day, State University of New York at Buffalo (2011)
  • "Novel Treatment for Radiation Optic Neuropathy with IV Bevacizumab" American Academy of Neurology, Neuro-Ophthalmology (2011)
  • "Novel Treatment for Radiation Optic Neuropathy with IV Bevacizumab" North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (2011)
  • "Clinical Correlation Between Neuro-Radiological Findings and Electroencephalogram Pattern in Children with Lissencephaly – A Multi-Center International Study" International League Against Epilepsy (2011)
  • "Acute CNS Demyelination after 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine" Child Neurology Society (2010)
  • "Infantile Spasms" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Neurology, SUNY at Buffalo, Professor‘s Rounds (2010)
  • "Neurologic Complications of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Infection in Children" Child Neurology Society (2010)
  • "Craniopharyngiomas" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Pediatrics, SUNY at Buffalo, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Inherited Metabolic Disorders" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Neurology, SUNY at Buffalo, Professor's Rounds (2010)
  • "Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Neurology, SUNY at Buffalo, Clinico-Pathologic Conference (2010)
  • "Stroke in the Newborn" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Neurology, SUNY at Buffalo, Professor's Rounds (2010)
  • "Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Neurology, SUNY at Buffalo, Professor's Rounds (2009)
  • "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Neurology, SUNY at Buffalo, Professor's Rounds (2009)
  • "Pediatric Neurologic Exam" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Neurology, SUNY at Buffalo, Introductory Lecture Series for Incoming Residents (2009)
  • "HSV Encephalitis" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Neurology, SUNY at Buffalo, Professor's Rounds (2009)
  • "Craniopharyngiomas" Core Curriculum Lecture Series - Neurology, SUNY at Buffalo, Clinico-Pathologic Conference (2009)
  • "Mechanical Ventilation, Chronic Mechanical Ventilation, Multiple Traumas, Nutrition in Critically Ill Patients" Pediatric Board Review Series, SUNY at Buffalo, Core Curriculum Lecture Series (2008)
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Service Activities:
  • Neurology, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Resident Review/Advisory; Member (2012)
  • Pediatric Stroke Outreach team; A committee to develop a universal protocol for pediatric patients presenting from outlying hospitals with the suspicion of stroke.; Member (2012)
  • Created an orientation packet for incoming neurophysiology fellows; Coordinator (2012)
  • Pediatric Neurosciences Steering Committee; A committee to help develop the neuroscience department at the new medical campus; Member (2012)
  • Epilepsy Surgery Committee; A committee to identify and work up patients who are eligible for epilepsy surgery.; Member (2011)

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Contact Information

Women & Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
Department of Child Neurology
140 Hodge Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: 716-878-7840
Fax: 716-878-7326
Email: ofarooq3@buffalo.edu

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