Mohamad Koubeissi Mohamad Koubeissi
Interim Chair, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
Professor of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine

Office Phone: 202-741-2533
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Department: Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine


During and after his training, Dr. Koubeissi has started new lines of research projects in epilepsy and published his findings in major medical journals. He has lectured on the medical and surgical treatment of intractable epilepsy all over the Unites States as well as in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. He has published his papers in esteemed medical journals, and has edited a book on epilepsy surgery. He is also a reviewer for a number of major journals, and sits on the review committee of Masters and PhD students.

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology) Member, American Neurological Association.


Koubeissi MZ, Sinai A, Franaszczuk P, Lesser RP, Crone NE. Connectivity between Perisylvian Language Areas and Bilateral Basal Temporal Cortices. Cereb Cortex Epub 2011/07/01.

Koubeissi, MZ, Rashid S, Casadesus G, Xu K, Syed TU, L├╝ders, H, and Durand D. Transection of CA3 Does Not Affect Memory Performance in Rats. Epilepsy Behav. Epub 2011/05/18.

Syed TU, LaFrance Jr. WC, Kahriman ES, Hasan SN, Rajasekaran V, Gulati D, Borad S, Garcia N, Shahid A, Fernandez-BacaVaca G, Pawlowski M, Loddenkemper T, Amina S, Koubeissi MZ. Can semiology predict psychogenic nonepileptic seizures? A prospective study. Ann Neurol. Epub 2011/03/26.

Koubeissi MZ, Mayor CL, Estephan B, Rashid S, Azar NJ. Efficacy and safety of intravenous lacosamide in refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus. Acta Neurol Scand. Epub 2011/01/05. 2011;123:142-146.

Kovac S, Moddel G, Reinholz J, Alexopoulos AV, Syed T, Koubeissi MZ, Schuele SU, Lineweaver T, Busch RM, Loddenkemper T. Visual naming performance after ATL resection: Impact of atypical language dominance. Neuropsychologia. 2010/03/17.48:2221-2225.

Walbert T, Sloan AE, Cohen ML, Koubeissi MZ. Symptomatic neurocutaneous melanosis and Dandy-Walker malformation in an adult. J Clin Oncol. 2009/04/29. 2009;27:2886-2887.

Koubeissi MZ, Syed TU, Syed I, Jordan J, Alshekhlee A, Kossoff EH. Hemispherectomy-associated complications from the Kids' Inpatient Database. Epilepsy Res. 2009/09/08. 2009;87:47-53.

Koubeissi MZ, Puwanant A, Jehi L, Alshekhlee A. In-hospital complications of epilepsy surgery: a six-year nationwide experience. Br J Neurosurg. 2009/09/01. 2009:1-6.

Koubeissi MZ, Jouny CC, Blakeley JO, Bergey GK. Analysis of dynamics and propagation of parietal cingulate seizures with secondary mesial temporal involvement. Epilepsy Behav. 2008/09/24. 2009;14:108-112.

Koubeissi MZ, Amina S, Pita I, Bergey GK, Werz MA. Tolerability and efficacy of oral loading of levetiracetam. Neurology. 2008/05/30. 2008;70:2166-2170.

Krauss GL, Koubeissi MZ. Cerebellar and thalamic stimulation treatment for epilepsy. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2007/08/19. 2007;97:347-356.

Koubeissi M, Alshekhlee A. In-hospital mortality of generalized convulsive status epilepticus: a large US sample. Neurology. 2007/08/29. 2007;69:886-893.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

  • Eisai Inc.
  • Greenwich Biosciences
  • SK Life Science
  • Sunovion
  • UCB