Rana Riyad Said, MD $$

Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Rana Riyad Said, M.D., is a neurologist and epileptologist at Children’s Health Children’s Medical Center. She is also a professor of pediatrics and neurology and neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

After receiving her medical degree from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine in Amman, Jordan, Dr. Said completed general pediatric and pediatric neurology training at Tufts University’s Floating Hospital for Children. Subsequently, Dr. Said completed her epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology fellowships at Children’s Hospital-Boston through Harvard University.

Dr. Said’s clinical interests include pediatric epilepsy, infantile spasms, electrical status epilepticus of sleep, cortical malformations, epilepsy surgery, ketogenic diet and other dietary therapies for intractable epilepsy.

Dr. Said has expressed a special interest in medical education and recruiting students into the field of pediatric neurology. 

Dr. Said has been included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list in 2020-2023.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Jordan (1995)
Al-Basheer Hospital - Ministry of Health (1996), Pediatrics
New England Medical Center (2002), Pediatric Neurology
New England Medical Center (1999), Pediatrics
Boston Children's Hospital (2004), Neurophysiology
Board Certification
American Board of Psy&Neurology/Child Neurology,
American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology(Epilepsy)

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