Dr. Bilal Choudry

Dr. Bilal Choudry

Neurologist/Epileptologist, exploring career advancement in Neurology/Epilepsy. Strong understanding of current principles, methods and procedures for delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in Neurology.

Skills

  • EEG, Polysomnogram and Evoked Potentials interpretation
  • Stroke management (Acute/Chronic, including critical care setting)
  • Head Injury/Concussion diagnosis/Management.
  • Seizure management (Acute/Chronic, including Epilepsy Monitoring Unit)
  • Neuromuscular/Movement Disorder management including Botox injections.
  • Multiple Sclerosis management (Acute/Chronic)
  • Carotid Duplex/Transcranial Doppler interpretation
  • MRI/CT scan Interpretation
  • Botox injections for cervical dystonia, limb spasticity, hemi-facial spasms, and migraine.
  • Pediatric Neurology care in inpatient and outpatient setting
  • EMG/NCS interpretation and application.

Experience

Coastal Medical Group- San Diego, CA- April 29th 2017- Present – Independent contractor

  • Medical Legal cases. Mostly personal injury with concussions, headaches, cognitive impairments and spine injuries/neuropathies.
  • EEG interpretation

Epileptologist/Neurologist: The Neurology Center of Southern California- June 2014- Present

  • Video/ICU EEG monitoring/Routine/Ambulatory EEG/ VNS
  • Mostly Epilepsy patients with General neurology/ Botox.
  • Director of Epilepsy- Scripps Encinitas Hospital. Encinitas Ca. – Sept 2014- Jul 2015
  • Chairman of Neurology – Tri City Medical center – June 2016- present
  • Director of Epilepsy- The Neurology center – July 2016- present
  • Director of Epilepsy- Tri City Medical Center Neuroscience inst. – Nov 2016- present
  • Medical Director at The Neurology Center – Jan 2017- present

Neurologist Kings Daughter’s Health- Madison, Indiana December 2011-May 2014

  • EEG/EMG/Polysomnogram interpretation.
  • Management and interpretation of continuous EEG monitoring.
  • General Neurology: eg Stroke, MS, Movement Disorders, Cognitive Disorders, Neuromuscular disorders, head trauma/concussive syndromes and Epilepsy/Sleep disorders.
  • Botox injections for cervical dystonia, limb spasticity, hemifacial spasms, and migraine.
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulator evaluation, interrogation and monitoring.
  • Evoked potential interpretation.

Neurologist North Oaks Medical Center- Hammond, LA August 2009- Nov 2011

  • EEG/EMG/Polysomnogram interpretation.
  • Management and interpretation of continuous EEG monitoring.
  • General Neurology: eg Stroke, MS, Movement Disorders, Cognitive Disorders, Neuromuscular disorders and Epilepsy/Sleep disorders, Head trauma/Concussive syndromes.
  • Botox injections for cervical dystonia, limb spasticity, hemifacial spasms, and migraine.
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulator evaluation, interrogation and monitoring.
  • Evoked potential interpretation.

Epilepsy Fellowship July 2008-June 2009

Harvard University-Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dept. of Neurology/Neurophysiology/Epilepsy 45 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115

  • EEG interpretation.
  • Management of patients in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit-Including interpreting EEG results and basing clinical decisions based on results.
  • Surgical evaluation for patients with Epilepsy.
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulator evaluation and monitoring.
  • Evoked potential interpretation of BAER, SSEP and VEP’s.
  • Magnetoencephalogram and Functional MRI/SPECT/PET interpretation.
  • Usage and interpretation of WADA, Corticography, and language mapping.
  • Managing seizures in the outpatient and acute inpatient setting including critical care setting.
  • Extensive Sleep Studies and MSLT independent interpretation as well as training in the diagnosis, optimal treatment and guidelines for treating sleep disorders.
  • EMG/NCV/evoked potentials application and interpretation.
  • Presenting weekly surgical conference, Book Study Conference and Harvard medical student Neurophysiology conferences.
  • Independently spent time in the movement disorder clinic getting training in administering Botox to patients with cervical dystonia.

Neurology Residency July 2005-June2008

University of Kentucky-Department of Neurology, Kentucky Clinic 740 South Limestone St. Wing D L-445 Lexington, KY 40536

  • Provided consult service on inpatient rotations at University and VA hospitals.
  • Managed patients in ICU setting with anoxic brain injury, cerebrovascular event, status epilepticus, CNS infection, traumatic brain injury.
  • Performed and supervised lumbar punctures in ICU, inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Managed and administered tPA to acute stroke patients.
  • Management of adults and children in outpatient University, VA and regional clinics.
  • Involved in current epilepsy research trials.
  • Involved as primary and secondary author of journal articles.
  • Became proficient in interpretation of neuroradiology scans and applying appropriate unsupervised care.
  • Developed skills to cut, examine and interpret brain pathology in brain cuttings during Neuropathology month.
  • EMG/NCV/EEG application and interpretation as well as weekly Botox clinic’s when I did my neuromuscular elective’s for the last two years.
  • Presentations in Neurology Grand Rounds, Journal Club and weekly Chairman’s Rounds.
  • Supervised and educated residents and students rotating through Neurology inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Chief Resident of Neurology (2007-2008).

Internship July 01, 2004-June30, 2005

  • University of Kentucky- Department of Neurology, Kentucky Clinic 740 South Limestone St. Wing D L-445 Lexington, KY 40536

Education

  • Medical University of Lublin –MD October 01, 1999 to November 14, 2003
    Al. Raclawickie1, 20-059 Lublin, Poland
  • University of California at Davis- BA Political Science   September, 24 1993 to June 12, 1998
    One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616

Research Experience

Resident/ Research Assistant

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

  • Double Blind trial comparing efficacy, tolerability, and safety of monotherapy of Topiramate vs Phenytoin in subjects with seizures indicative of new onset Epilepsy-CAPSS 272.
  • A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Compliance of a Compound Pill of Vitamin D, Calcium and Folic Acid (CPD CAFA01) versus Individual Pills of Vitamin D, Calcium and Folic Acid in Patients Taking Long Term Anticonvulsant Drugs (ACDs)

Fellow Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard University, Boston MA.

  • Spike detecting in subdural EEGs for cognitive task testing for Neurosurgery study with Dr William Stan Anderson at Brigham and Women’s/Children’s Hospital/Harvard University.
  • The incidence of Central Apnea's in Sleep Studies of patients with underlying Epilepsy with Milena Pavlova at Brigham and Women's Hospital-

Private Practice North Oaks Neurology, Hammond, LA

  • Sub-l Investigator : Droxidopa-304:  A Multi-Center, Open-Label Study to Assess the Long-term Safety of Droxidopa in Subjects with Primary Autonomic Failure, Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase Deficiency or Non-Diabetic Neuropathy and Symptomatic Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension. (Chelsea Therapeutics) June 22, 2010 –Present.
  • Sub-Investigator : North Oaks Neurology; Droxidopa NOH306:  A Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel-Group, Placebo-Controlled Study To Assess The Clinical Effect Of Droxipoda In The Treatment Of Symptomatic Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension In Patients With Parkinson’s Disease (Chelsea Therapeutics) April 12, 2010 – present.
  • Sub-Investigator: Sunovion 093-045/ Double-Blind, Randomized, Historical Control Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Eslicarbazepine Acetate Monotherapy in Subjects with Partial Epilepsy Not Well Controlled by Current Antiepileptic Drugs study. September 7, 2011
  • Sub-Investigator: Sunovion, Inc., Protocol 093-050 Long-Term Eslicarbazepine Acetate Extension Study. September 8, 2011

Private Practice The Neurology Center of Southern California- Carlsbad, CA

  • A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled and Delayed-Start Study of LY3314814 in Mild Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia (The Daybreak Study)
  • A Double-Blind, Controlled Phase 2B Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Modified Stem Cells (SB623) in Patients with Chronic Motor Deficit from Ischemic Stroke
  • A Double-Blind, Controlled Phase 2 Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Modified Stem Cells (SB623) in Patients with Chronic Motor Deficit from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Publications

  • Choudry, BA, Chan, JW. An Update on Monoclonal Antibody Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis. J Pharm Practice 20, No 2, 167-180 (2007).
  • Espinosa, PS, Choudry, BA, et al. Pituitary Apoplexy: A Medical Emergency. Kentucky Medical Journal. Vol. 109, Issue 1, 63-70 (2007).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/Disclosures

  • Member of American Academy of Neurology.
  • Member of the American Epilepsy Society.
  • Member of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.
  • Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego.
  • Disclosures: Speaker for Sunovion Pharmaceuticals.
  • Speaker/Trainer Liva Nova (formerly Cyberonics)
  • UCB Advisory Board for Briviact.

Professional Memberships/Disclosures

  • Member of American Academy of Neurology.
  • Member of the American Epilepsy Society.
  • Member of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.
  • Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego.
  • Disclosures: Speaker for Sunovion Pharmaceuticals.
  • Speaker/Trainer Liva Nova (formerly Cyberonics)
  • UCB Advisory Board for Briviact.

Presentations

  • 06/06- UK Neurology Grand Rounds- “ The Sagging Brain Syndrome”
  • 03/07- Journal Club- “When Are Randomized Clinical Trials Unnecessary-Picking Signal From Noise”
  • 04/07- Stroke Conference- “Atheromatous Aortic Plaques As A Risk Factor for Stroke”
  • 11/07- UK Neurology Medical Student Lecture- “High-Yield Review of Neurology”
  • 12/07- Journal Club- “Limbic Encephalitis As A Precipitating Event In Adult Onset Temporal Lobe Epilepsy”
  • 01/08- Neurology Grand Rounds- “Vogt –Koyanagi Harada Syndrome”
  • 01/08- UK Neurology Medical Student Lecture- “High Yield Review of Neurology”
  • 02/08- Pediatric Neurology Lecture- “Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy”
  • 02/08- Pediatric Neurology Lecture- “Neurofibromatosis and Foot Drop”
  • 04/08- Neuroradiology conference- “Interesting Scan’s from Inpatient Services”
  • 07/08-06/09- Harvard Medical Student weekly and monthly lectures on Epilepsy.
  • 07/08-06/09- Multi-Disciplinary Epilepsy Surgical Conference weekly presentations-Harvard.
  • 07/08-06/09- Neurophysiology/Epilepsy Weekly book study presentations- Harvard.
  • 08/12/2011- North Oaks Nursing Grand Rounds: Evaluation and Treatment of Stroke Patients.
  • 06/08/12- KDH Provider Education Meeting- “Approach to common neurologic problems.”
  • 04/12/14- Ivy Tech College Women’s Health Conference – “Stroke in Women.”
  • 04/03/16 – Vagus Nerve Stimulation therapy- Epilepsy foundation of Las Vegas patient event.
  • 11/2/2016- Disneyland Epilepsy awareness day- “Epilepsy Drugs and their Uses.”
  • 09/23/16- Organized First Annual Epilepsy Awareness Day at Petco park. – Special mentions from MLB Network in my honor.

Professional References

Tracey Milligan MD
Harvard University
Program Director-Residency/Epilepsy Attending
Brigham and Women’s Hospital  45 Francis Street  Boston, MA 02115
(617) 732-7547

Shah Khosbin MD
Harvard University
Former Director of EEG lab-Epilepsy
Brigham and Women’s and Childrens Hospital 75 Francis Street Boston, MA 02115
(617) 732- 7432

Barbara Dworetzky
Harvard University
Program Director-Epilepsy Attending
Brigham and Women’s Hospital 45 Francis Street  Boston, MA 02115
(617) 732-7547

Meriem Bensalem-Owen
Director of Epilepsy
740 South Limestone St. Kentucky Clinic Lexington, Ky 40536
(859) 323 6702

Dr. Joseph Berger MD
Former Chairman, Dept. of Neurology at Univ of Kentucky, now at Univ of Penn
(800) 789-7366
joseph.Berger@uphs.upenn.edu

Mohamed Elkersh MD
Advanced Pain Institute
42131 Veterans Avenue Hammond, LA 70403
(985) 277-1161

Patricio Sebastian Espinosa
Former partner at North Oaks
Ps.espinosa@gmail.com
(561) 955-4600

Dr. Robert Baumann MD
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Chief of Child Neurology and Regional Clinic program.
740 South Limestone St. Kentucky Clinic Lexington, KY 40536-0284
(859) 323-6702

Michael Dobbs MD
Former Program Director Dept of Neurology-Now interim Chairman
(859) 948-5540- cell.

Scott Murphy MD
Attending Family Medicine
Kings Daughter’s Health 630 North Broadway PO Box 447 Madison, Indiana 47250
(812) 801-0806

Greg Sahagian MD
CEO The Neurology Center of Southern California
Sahagian@neurocenter.com
(760) 631-3000

Adnan Zahir MD
Chief of Medicine Palomar Medical Center, Graybill Medical group
(442) 281-5000

Osman Khawar MD
Balboa Nephrology
Okhawarmd@palmedinc.com
(760) 745-1551

Mark Sadoff MD
Director of Rehab at Tri City Hospital and Neurologist at the Neurology Center
msadoff@neurocenter.com
(760) 631-3000

Sharona Ben-Haim MD
Epilepsy Neurosurgeon at UCSD
sbenhaim@ucsd.edu
(619) 543-5540. 

Jerry Shih MD
Director of Epilepsy at UCSD
jerryshih@ucsd.edu


(858) 657-8540

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