Dr. Boulenouar Mesraoua 

Dr. Boulenouar Mesraoua is a Consultant Neurologist at Hamad Medical Corporation at the Neuroscience Department at Hamad Hospital. He is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar.

He graduated as a Medical Doctor from the University of Oran, Algeria; he then moved to Belgium, the City of Liege, for a Residency in Internal Medicine and Neurology at Liege University. After getting the Belgian Board of Neurology (with high marks), he went to the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom, for a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology under Pr Willison.

Dr. Mesraoua also had further training in Epilepsy and Continuous EEG Monitoring for two years in the Neurophysiology department of Zurich, Switzerland, under late Pr Hans Gregor Wieser, an internationally known clinical epileptologist.

He is currently a Director of the Neurology Fellowship Program at the Neurology Section and an active member of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar; he is also Assistant Director of the Residency Program at the Qatar Medical School.

Dr. B. Mesraoua's main interests are Epilepsy and Clinical Neurology; He is the Chairman and the Organizer of the well-known Qatar Epilepsy Symposium. He has been running yearly for the past 16 years and is considered a landmark in the Gulf region.

He has also started, together with other epileptologists from Qatar and the region, a yearly International Epilepsy Course, which many neurologists from the Area attended; Internationally, Dr. Mesraoua is an active and elected member of the Commission on Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR ), a regional branch of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), where he represents the Middle East and North Africa(MENA ) and where he held the position of chief of the Epilepsy Epidemiology Section;

Dr. Mesraoua is currently a member of the ILAE Congress Innovation the task force and also a member of the ILAE Publication Council Task Force; Dr. Mesraoua is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the European Academy of Neurology, and the American Epilepsy Society.

His main objectives are to encourage frequent gathering of the epileptologists/neurologists from the MENA region and the rest of the world; to promote Epilepsy Teaching in the MENA Region; and encourage multicenter studies involving neurologists and epileptologists in the MENA region, particularly epilepsy epidemiological studies.

Dr. Mesraoua is the recipient of two research Grants, as the Lead Principal Investigator (750.000 USD and 250.000 USD) from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and the Hamad Hospital Internal Research Grant (IRGC), on the following topics: "Continuous EEG Monitoring in the ICU "and on "Alpha-lactoalbumin, proof of concept in the treatment of epilepsy."Dr. Mesraoua is the author and co-author of many peer-reviewed publications and eight book chapters in the field of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurology.