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Shawagfeh, Ahmad A., MD
Assistant Professor

Associate Director, Neurology Clerkship

DepartmentNeurology

Mailing Address:
301 University Blvd, Route 0539
Galveston, TX 77555-0539

Office: 9.128 John Sealy Annex
Phone: 409.772.8053 
Fax: 409.772.6940

Education and Post Graduate Training
  • Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University, Amman, Jordan (2001-2007)
  • Internal Medicine Residency: King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan (2008-2010)
  • Internal Medicine Internship: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (2010-2011)
  • Neurology Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas (2011-2014)
  • Neuromuscular Disorders Fellowship: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR (2014-2015)
  • Movement Disorders Fellowship: University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2015-2016) 
Board Certifications
  • Neurology: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
  • Neuromuscular Medicine: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM)
Specialties
  • Adult Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Adult Movement Disorders
  • Adult Neurology 
Clinical Interests
  • Motor neuron disorders
  • Autoimmune muscle and peripheral nerve diseases
  • Dystrophic myopathies
  • Parkinson's disease and its related neurodegenerative disorders
  • Deep brain stimulation
Research Interest
  • Deep brain stimulation for movement disorders
  • Motor neuron disorders 
Selected Publications
  • Spinal Cord Compression as an initial manifestation of IgG4 related disorders; Case report with poster presentation at the AAN Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; April 29, 2014
  • Diffuse Cerebral Vasospasm Following Endoscopic Colloid Cyst Resection; Case report with poster presentation at the AAN Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. (P1.035) April 20, 2015 
Honors and Awards
  • Resident research award, Department of Neurology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas (2014)
  • Best RITE score award with 99th percentile score, University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Neurology, Galveston, TX (2013/2014)
  • Best RITE score award with 100th percentile score, University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Neurology, Galveston, TX (2012/2013)
  • Best RITE score award with 99th percentile score, University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Neurology, Galveston, TX (2011/2012) 
Professional Affiliations
  • 2011-American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  • 2016-Movement Disorders Society (MDS)