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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

Biography Summary

Dr. Sitwat specializes in treating comorbid conditions and refractory seizures in children with epilepsy. He sees patients at main campus and at Children's Hospital Specialty Care Centers in Hermitage and Wheeling. He is also actively involved in Epilepsy Surgery Program.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • 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
July 2, 2012
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Last Update
July 2, 2012