Saima Naeem Kayani, MD $$

Pediatric Neurologist

Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Saima Kayani, M.D., is a pediatric neurologist with special training in medical genetics at Children's Health℠. She is an Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Dr. Kayani earned her medical degree at King Edward Medical University, Pakistan and completed her residency at UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center in medical genetics and child neurology. She is board certified in pediatrics and neurology. 

Dr. Kayani is passionate about helping children with rare disorders and finding better ways to treat these children.

Education and Training

Medical School
King Edward Medical College, Lahore (2002)
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2012), Pediatric Neurology
Scott and White Hospital/Texas A&M University GME (2009), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2014), Medical Genetics
Board Certification
American Board of Psy&Neurology/Child Neurology

Departments and Programs

  • Research Interests

    • Triheptanoin in glucose trans 1-D mice
    • The role of intravenous levetiracetam in management of status epilepticus
  • Publications

    • Role of intravenous levetiracetam in acute seizure management of children. Kirmani BF, Crisp ED, Kayani S, Rajab H Pediatric neurology 2009 Jul 41 1 37-9
    • The safety and tolerability of newer antiepileptic drugs in children and adolescents. Kayani S, Sirsi D Journal of central nervous system disease 2012 4 51-63
  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy of Neurology (2015)
    • Child Neurology Society (2015)

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