Leopold J. Streletz, MD

Leopold J. Streletz, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology
Consultant Neurology, HMC

 (+974) 4492 8315


Temple University School of Medicine, 1969

Resident, Neurology
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1970-1973

Wilmington VA Hospital 1974


Dr. Leopold J. Streletz is Clinical Associate Professor in Neurology (Education) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q). He is also Adjunct Professor of Neurology at Jefferson Medical College where he began his career in Medical Education. Upon graduating from Temple University School of Medicine in 1969, he trained with Dr. Richard A Chambers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Neurology. Dr. Streletz is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with subspecialty certification in Clinical Neurophysiology and Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. In 1995, he inaugurated the ACGME accredited residency training program in Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG, EP and EMG) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. During his tenure at JMC, he was the recipient of several NINDS/Dept of Education research awards.

In 2000, he moved to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the King Faisal Specialized Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) in Jeddah. There, he organized the Neurology Section in the Neuroscience Department under the leadership of Dr John Girvin. He joined the Medical Education Program at WCM-Q in 2005 teaching neuroscience in the second year medical curriculum and initiated the Neurology Clerkship and an elective in Neurology for the third and fourth year. In addition, he is a Consultant at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in the Neurology Section.

His basic and clinical research interest involves EEG, sensory EP’s, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and motor EP's. This research is directed at their role in the evaluation of sensory and motor function and dysfunction in man. In Saudi Arabia, Dr. Streletz and his colleagues at KFSH&RC have reported the value of these studies done intraoperatively during thoracic spine surgery, revealing heretofore-undetected anomalies of motor and sensory pathways in the Horizontal Gaze Palsy Progressive Scoliosis Syndrome. Most recently, working with his co-workers at Hamad Medical Corporation, he has been awarded Qatar National Research Foundation grant to study acute stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) in the hospital system.

Selected Publications

  • Streletz LJ, Graziani L.J., Branca P.A., Desai H.J., Travis S.F., and Mikaelian D.O.: Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials in Fullterm and Preterm Newborns with Hyperbilirubinemia and Hypoxemia. Neuropediatrics, 17:66-71, 1986.

  • Streletz LJ, Fariello R.G., Reyes P.F., Katz L., and Zalewska M.:  Computer Analysis of EEG Activity in Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type and Huntingdon's Disease.  Neurobiology of Aging, 11:15-20, 1990.

  • Streletz, LJ, Bej, M.D., Graziani, L.J, DeSai, H.J., Beacham, S.G., Cullen, J., and Spitzer, A.R: Utility of Serial EEG's in Neonates During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Ped Neurology 8:190-195, 1992.
  • MacDonald DB, Streletz LJ, Al-Zayed Z, Abdool S, Stigsby B. Intraoperative neurophysiologic discovery of uncrossed sensory and motor pathways in a patient with horizontal gaze palsy and scoliosis. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2004 Mar;115(3):576-82.

  • Streletz, LJ, Terzic, D, Salem, K, Raza, A, Deleu, DT CNS lymphoma  masquerading as hemorrhagic stroke. Clin Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2011; 114:262-264

  • Jaleel1 A, Ahmed B, Tafreshi R, Boivin DB, Streletz LJ, Haddad N Improved spindle detection through intuitive pre-processing of electroencephalogram. J Neurosci Methods. 2014 Aug 15;233:1-12