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Bilal Sitwat, MD

Job Title Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5520 Phone
412-692-6787 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

2001 Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan


2005 Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL
2006 Adult Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 
2008 Pediatric Neurology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA 


2009 Pediatric Epilepsy, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA


  • American Academy of Neurology 
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Epilepsy Society  
  • Child Neurology Society

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
  • Epilepsy 


  • Lokesh Guglani MD, Bilal Sitwat MD, Darla Lower, Geoffrey Kurland MD, Daniel J Weiner MD. Lokesh Guglani MD, Bilal Sitwat MD, Darla Lower, Geoffrey Kurland MD, Daniel J Weiner MD. Pediatric Pulmonology  11/2011; 10.1002/ppul.21563.
  • Patricia A Lordeon, Bilal Sitwat  MD, Donna Brehm, Deborah Holder MD. Dravet syndrome: a technologist's perspective. American Journal of Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (2010) Volume: 50, Issue: 4, Pages: 297-312.

Biography Summary

Dr. Sitwat specializes in treating difficult to control seizures in children with epilepsy. He sees patients with all types of neurological issues. His clinic sites include main campus at Children's Hospital, Specialty Care Centers in Hermitage and Wheeling, Children’s Wexford office and Children’s South office. He is actively involved in Epilepsy Surgery Program. He is the director of ‘Refractory Seizures Clinic’ at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and is the specialty medical consultant for the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Pennsylvania (EFWPA).

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • A 12-Month Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of Pregabalin as Adjunctive Therapy in Pediatric  patients 1 Month to 16 Years of Age with Partial Onset Seizures
  • Refractory Status Epilepticus in Children: Retrospective Review
  • Effectiveness of Bumetanide in Refractory Status Epilepticus in Children
  • Is Levetiracetam Effective in Treatment of the Electrical Status Epilepticus during Slow Wave Sleep (ESES)?
  • Topiramate and Zonisamide: Do These Cause Oligohydrosis as well as Alter Sweat Electrolyte Concentrations
Last Update
August 21, 2014
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Last Update
August 21, 2014