Naim Haddad, MD

Naim Haddad
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Consultant Neurology, HMC

 +974 4492 8386 


Saint Joseph University, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon, 1993

Resident, Neurology
Hotel Dieu de France Hospital (University Hospital), Beirut, Lebanon, 1993-1994

Resident and Chief Resident, Neurology
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, 1994-1998

Epilepsy-EEG Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, 1998-1999

Epilepsy-EEG Fellow
New York Hospital-Cornell University, New York, 1999-2000


Dr. Naim Haddad joined Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar (WCM-Q) in September 2011 as Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology. He is actively engaged in all aspects of Neuroscience teaching to the medical students. In addition, he runs a busy Epilepsy clinic at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

Prior to joining WCM-Q, Dr. Haddad served as Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he taught numerous medical students and residents. He was also an Attending in Neurology at the UAMS Medical Center (2001 - 2011) and was an Attending in Neurology at the Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System (VA) in Little Rock (2001 - 2006).

Dr. Haddad's research interests focus around neurophysiology and epilepsy. Since 2005, he has been involved in magnetoencephalography (MEG) recordings for neonates and fetuses in collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics at UAMS. He continues to be active in research in the field of epilepsy and neurophysiology.

Dr. Haddad is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society, and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.

Selected Publications

  • Vairavan S, Govindan RB, Haddad NI, Preißl HT, Lowery CL, Siegel ER, Eswaran H. Quantification of fetal magnetoencephalographic activity in low-risk fetuses using burst duration and interburst interval. Clin neurophysiology: 2013 Dec 1 pii: S1388-2457(13)01202-9. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2013.11.018. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Eswaran H, Govindan RB, Haddad, NI, Siegel ER, Preißl HT, Murphy P, Lowery,CL. Spectral power differences in the brain activity of growth-restricted and normal fetuses. Early Hum Dev., 2012 Jun;88(6):451-4. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2011.09.003. Epub 2011 Oct 5.
  • Haddad N, Govindan RB, Vairavan S, Siegel E, Temple J, Preissl H, Lowery CL, Eswaran H. Correlation between fetal brain activity patterns and behavioral states: an exploratory fetal magnetoencephalography study. Experimental Neurology. 2011 Apr;228(2):200-5.
  • Al-Mefty O, Wrubel D, Haddad N. Postoperative nonconvulsive encephalopathic status: identification of a syndrome responsible for delayed progressive deterioration of neurological status after skull base surgery. Clinical article. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2009 Nov;111(5):1062-8.
  • Eswaran H, Haddad NI, Shihabuddin BS, Preissl H, Siegel ER, Murphy P, Lowery CL. Non-invasive detection and identification of brain activity patterns in the developing fetus. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2007;118(9):1940-6.
  • Haddad N, Shihabuddin B, Preissl H, Holst M, Lowery CL, Eswaran H. Magnetoencephalography in healthy neonates. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2006 Feb;117(2):289-94.