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EpilepsyNeurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
MD, Dow Medical College Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Mount Sinai Hospital - Chicago Chicago, IL University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
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Dr. Bilal Sitwat is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. After completing his medical education at Dow Medical College in 2001, he received Pediatric training at Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago (2005). He was part of Residency Review Committee (RRC) as a trainee member. He completed his Child Neurology training in 2008 from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and then went to do an additional year of Epilepsy training at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He joined the faculty at University of Pittsburgh in 2009 and has focused on clinical epilepsy, difficult to control seizures and directs the ‘Refractory seizures clinic’ at Children’s hospital of Pittsburgh. His interests also include Neuromodulation devices and its role in treatment of epilepsy and currently streamlining efforts in Vagal Nerve stimulator (VNS) management and researching different aspects of VNS to improve outcome.
In addition to his clinical and research activities, Dr. Sitwat contributes in educational efforts at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine and the UPMC Graduate Medical Education programs. He conducts the Epilepsy portion of the educational ‘Boot camp’ for the incoming residents of the Child Neurology program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He has been working with Epilepsy Foundation of Western Pennsylvania (EFWPA) as an Epilepsy consultant and has collaborated with American Academy of Pediatrics to provide outreach continual medical education program in Western Pennsylvania.
Dr. Sitwat established outreach Neurology clinics at Hermitage, PA and Wheeling, PA. He has been an invited speaker at local conferences for Pediatricians, Family Physicians and trainee physicians on several occasions in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He has been an invited speaker at the Western Psych iatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) Annual Neuroscience Curriculum and the Department of Pulmonology of UPMC Lecture series.
He sees patients related to general Child Neurology as well epilepsy patients in the Division of Child Neurology.
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Total Comments: 24
we were very pleased to find a doctor who took time with our son and was open to answering all of our questions.
great first experience!
very observant- lead us to diagnose and treatment that was urgently needed by picking up on a few small clues other dr had missed. she is doing much better
We were very impressed with Dr. Sitwat! He was one of the best doctors we've ever been to. And we love that we got to see a UPMC professional close to home at Wheeling Hospital versus having to drive all the way to Pittsburgh. The thing that I most appreciated was that he made sure that all of our questions were answered before he left the room. He also shared that he has a daughter who is my daughter's age which helped him relate to us on a personal level. I hope that my daughter doesn't ever have the need to see a neurologist again, but if she does, we will definitely take her back to Dr. Sitwat!
Dr. Sitwat is our neurology/epilepsy specialist. He provides excellent care at our biannual visits.
Dr Sitwell was great he was professional and caring I really like him and will recommend him to everyone I know! Thank you for having s great physician!
Dr. Sitwat really took the time to answer all of my questions and also spoke directly with my daughter. Very happy with our visit.
very informative on every question I had
We are very pleased with this provider and would recommend him to others in need.
Dr Sitwat was very attentive and showed general interest in question,concerns and future treatment options for our child.
Everyone was pleasant and professional. My son really seemed to like Dr. Sitwat
Dr. sitwat is very compassionate about my sons care
Dr. Sitwat is just what our family needs.
We were pleased with our visit.
This physician is very knowledgeable, however has a brusque delivery and air of annoyance. His overall demeanor feels as though the parent should already know what he is talking about and should not ask silly questions or make uninformed assumptions.
Friendly and understanding. Definitely recommend!
This provider, Dr.Sitwat is the exact perfect fit for our family. He has superior intellect and assessment skills. He was able to transition our son from his initial status with epilepsy into a well maintained person with epilepsy. Dr. Sitwat fought for our son to receive the best care possible during our first meeting. Dr. Sitwat ordered medications that have since kept our son witnessed seizure free. We appreciate his personable nature but more importantly we feel safe with his treatment recommendations.
Dr. Sitwat is a great provider! We are very pleased with the care we receive from him. I would recommend him to anyone.
At one point in my sons care, years ago, I did not like this provider at all. My son got seriously ill and had be hospitalized. He came in and seen him, on his off time I believe. For that I commend him. Since that he has been passionate about his care. Thank you.
Very good experience
I would recommend Dr. Sitwat to anyone who needs to see a neurologist. He was pleasant, kind, and really focused on what I was asking.
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