Dr. Ali Akbar Asadi-Pooya

Dr. Ali Akbar Asadi-Pooya, M.D., is a physician-researcher. He did his fellowship in “epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology” at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, the USA, in 2006-2008. He did a second epilepsy fellowship on “Invasive intracranial EEG monitoring” in 2014-2016.

He is a Professor of Epileptology, Department of Neurology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. He is also an Adjunct Research Associate Professor of Neurology, Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Dr. Asadi-Pooya has established an epilepsy care unit and surgery program with a multidisciplinary team in 2008 in Iran. He has published more than 165 papers and ten books about various aspects of epilepsy. The main focus of his research program is on three major topics:

  1. Epilepsy surgery: prognostic factors and outcome.
  2. Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: epidemiology, definition, semiology and clinical characteristics.
  3. Idiopathic (genetic) generalized epilepsies.