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Specialty:

Pediatrics
Neurology

Secondary Specialty:

Neurology (pediatric)

Board Certifications:

Epilepsy
Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Education:

MD, Dow Medical College Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Residency:

Mount Sinai Hospital - Chicago
Chicago, IL
University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Pittsburgh, PA
Mount Sinai Hospital - Chicago
Chicago, IL
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowships:

University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Affiliations:

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Northwest
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
UPMC Hamot

Languages:

Urdu

Bilal Sitwat, MD

Doctor

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Biography

Research Interests

  • Epilepsy and Neuromodulation
  • Epilepsy and Behavior Issues

View Dr. Sitwat's full list of publications from PubMed.

Biography Summary

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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