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Ahmed Zayed Obeidat MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Neurology
Division: General

Member of the Center for Immunology
Member of the Neuroscience Research Center


I am willing to collaborate on research projects.


Research Experience

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Jordan
  • Male
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neural Tube Defects
  • Clinical Expertise

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Jordan
  • Male
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neural Tube Defects
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Methodologies and Techniques

  • Adult
  • Electrophysiology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Jordan
  • Male
  • Motor Neurons
  • Neural Tube Defects
  • Renshaw Cells
  • Synapses
  • Leadership Positions

  • Member. Board of Governors, Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers(CMSC). 02/2016 – Present
  • Member of the Judging Panel for “Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Young Arab Neuroscientist
    Travel Award”, (2015 – Present)
  • Society for Arab Neuroscientists (SfAN) Communication Officer (2014-Present).Responsible for intra-society communications and communication with externalcommittees, supporters, and societies.
  • Chair, Graduate Student Assembly Research Symposium Organizing Committee, 2012.
  • Poster Judge for Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program Research Retreat, 8/2010.
  • Appointed to the Board of Directors of Global Music and Wellness (a non-profit organization based in Cincinnati, OH) – current term: January 2018 - January2021
  • Nominated and inducted by the University of Cincinnati Chapter into the Alpha OmegaAlpha Honor Medical Society, 09/2017
  • Selected to serve as a President’s Ambassador at Wright State. 5/2012 – 6/2013.
  • A Nominated Member of Wright State University for the American Association for theAdvancement of Science/ Program for Excellence in Science, 2011 – Present.
  • Elected by Wright State University for membership in The Phi Kappa Phi HonorSociety: Top 10% in each Graduate program, 2010 – Present.
  • Ranked 4th among 315 medical school graduates, Jordan University of Scienceand Technology, Class of 2008.
  • Elected to represent Jordan University of Science and Technology in the “East-WestInitiative,” student leadership forum, held at the Marriott Hotel Amman, Jordan, 6/2008.
  • Selected to represent Jordan University of Science and Technology in the FirstInternational Brain Research Organization (IBRO) – United Arab Emirates neuroscienceschool, Al Ain, UAE, 1/2007.
  • Elected to serve as the “Secretary” for the First International Brain Research Organization(IBRO) – United Arab Emirates neuroscience school, Al Ain, UAE, 1/2007.
  • Elected to represent Jordan University of Science & Technology in the 24th PlenarySession of the Interaction Council, under the patronage of King Abdullah II. Dead Sea, Jordan, 5/2006.
  • Named on the Faculty of Medicine honor list, Top 5% of each class, from 2002 - 2008.
  • Named on the Jordan University of Science and Technology President’s honor list: Top
    1% of students in the university during their first year of general classes, 2002-2003.
  • National (Tawjihi) Certification Exam (National High School Cumulative Exam): Score of96.4%, among the top 100 scores in the nation for the academic year 2001-2002.
  • Participant – AAN Neurology on the Hill, 02/26/2017 – 02/28/2017. Washington D.C.
  • SfAN Executive Committee Member (2010-Present). The committee is responsible fororganizing annual meeting, fundraising, and recruitment.
  • Participant – AAN Neurology on the Hill, 02/25/2018 – 02/27/2018. Washington D.C.
  • Member of the Jordanian Cystic Fibrosis Executive Committee (2005-2009). Helped inthe organization of scientific and non-scientific activities for patients and their families.
  • Invited to serve as the discussion leader for the session of “Interneurons in Health andDisease” during the “Inhibition in the CNS” Gordon Research Conference, Lewiston,ME, 8/2015.
  • Co-Chair - the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers MS Professionals-in-Training Special Interest Group (MS-PiT), (2016 – Present)
  • Co-Chair of “Presidential Search Committee”. Society for Arab Neuroscientists (2016)
  • International Online Medical Conference Abstract Review Committee, 2008, 2009.
  • Member of Student Board Committee of the 1st and 2nd International OnlineMedical Conference (2008, 2009).
  • Educational Expertise

  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Jordan
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neural Tube Defects
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Publications (21)

  • Outcomes and future directions for neuroimmunology/multiple sclerosis fellowship training: Survey of recent trainees (Hua LH, Obeidat AZ, Longbrake EE) Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders September 2020;44 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85086562755 09/01/2020    
  • Anti-myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) associated disease masquerading as prolonged intractable nausea and vomiting. (Block A, Champeau D, Carlson C, Helms A, Obeidat AZ) Mult Scler Relat Disord 2020 Jun 16;44:102308 PMID: 32575025 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85086658271 06/24/2020    
  • Risk factors for seizures after intracerebral hemorrhage: Ethnic/Racial Variations of Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ERICH) Study (Kwon SY, Obeidat AZ, Sekar P, Moomaw CJ, Osborne J, Testai FD, Koch S, Lowe MR, Demel S, Coleman ER, Flaherty M, Woo D) Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery May 2020;192 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85079198313 05/01/2020    
  • Education Research: Multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology fellowship training status in the United States. (Obeidat AZ, Jassam YN, Hua LH, Cutter G, Ford CC, Halper J, Lisak RP, Sicotte NL, Longbrake EE) Neurology 2020 03 17;94(11):495-500 PMID: 32107321 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85082096206 02/29/2020       1 Citation
  • Risk factors for seizures after intracerebral hemorrhage: Ethnic/Racial Variations of Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ERICH) Study. (Kwon SY, Obeidat AZ, Sekar P, Moomaw CJ, Osborne J, Testai FD, Koch S, Lowe MR, Demel S, Coleman ER, Flaherty M, Woo D) Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2020 May;192:105731 PMID: 32062309 PMCID: PMC7183434 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85079198313 02/18/2020    
  • EBNA1, EBNA2, and EBNA3 link Epstein-Barr virus and hypovitaminosis D in multiple sclerosis pathogenesis. (Marcucci SB, Obeidat AZ) J Neuroimmunol 2020 02 15;339:577116 PMID: 31805475 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85075733265 12/06/2019       1 Citation
  • Time Is Brain and Spine. (Obeidat AZ) JAMA Neurol 2019 05 01;76(5):623 PMID: 30830163 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85062362641 03/05/2019    
  • A case of fatal invasive aspergillosis in a patient with neurosarcoidosis treated with infliximab. (Van Sanford C, Obeidat AZ, Hagen M, Zabeti A) Int J Neurosci 2019 Jun;129(6):619-622 PMID: 30430892 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85057625687 11/16/2018       1 Citation
  • Telemedicine in Neurological Disorders: Opportunities and Challenges. (Chirra M, Marsili L, Wattley L, Sokol LL, Keeling E, Maule S, Sobrero G, Artusi CA, Romagnolo A, Zibetti M, Lopiano L, Espay AJ, Obeidat AZ, Merola A) Telemed J E Health 2019 07;25(7):541-550 PMID: 30136898 PMCID: PMC6664824 08/24/2018       4 Citations
  • Balloons of Hope. (Obeidat AZ, Al-Khun N) Perm J 2018;22:18-024 PMID: 30010537 PMCID: PMC6047848 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85059794972 07/17/2018    
  • Cocaine as a potential trigger for Neuromyelitis Optica. (Obeidat AZ) J Neurol Sci 2018 07 15;390:99-101 PMID: 29801917 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85045580798 05/29/2018       1 Citation
  • The unseen but felt. (Al-Khun N, Obeidat AZ) Neurology 2018 02 27;90(9):428 PMID: 29483314 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85069865963 02/28/2018    
  • Fragile Scream (Ahmed Z. Obeidat) Neurology Neurology Feb 2018, 90 (9) 427; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000005015 02/27/2018    
  • Teaching NeuroImages: Crying thalamus: Manifestation of acute ischemic stroke. (Obeidat AZ, Broderick JP) Neurology 2017 02 28;88(9):e72-e73 PMID: 28242856 PMCID: PMC5331865 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85014070512 03/01/2017    
  • Concurrent Dawson's Fingers and Area Postrema Lesion in a Mixed Neuroimmune Disorder. (Obeidat AZ, Jacob C, Zabeti A) Can J Neurol Sci 2017 Jul;44(4):452-454 PMID: 28091334 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85026744550 01/17/2017    
  • Her Glistening Eyes. (Obeidat AZ) Perm J 2016;20(4):15-227 PMID: 27668451 PMCID: PMC5101105 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85027496076 09/27/2016    
  • Disconnection. (Obeidat A) Perm J 2016;20(3):15-165 PMID: 27352419 PMCID: PMC4991925 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85014892307 06/29/2016    
  • John F. Kurtzke, MD (1926-2015). (Obeidat AZ) Neuroepidemiology 2016;46(2):118-9 PMID: 26784580 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84955609729 01/20/2016    
  • Modulation of motoneuron firing by recurrent inhibition in the adult rat in vivo. (Obeidat AZ, Nardelli P, Powers RK, Cope TC) J Neurophysiol 2014 Nov 01;112(9):2302-15 PMID: 25122713 PMCID: PMC4274916 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84908432861 08/15/2014       6 Citations
  • Effect of folic acid fortification on the incidence of neural tube defects. (Amarin ZO, Obeidat AZ) Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2010 Jul 01;24(4):349-51 PMID: 20618724 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77953226778 07/14/2010       28 Citations
  • Neural tube defects in the north of Jordan: is there a seasonal variation? (Obeidat AZ, Amarin Z) J Child Neurol 2010 Jul;25(7):864-6 PMID: 19779206 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77954417386 09/26/2009       7 Citations
  • Last update: 06/26/2020
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