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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
UPMC NorthwestUPMC HamotUPMC JamesonUPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
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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.
Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Total Comments: 36
I felt judged by the doctor at times for things I cannot control. Most parents are doing the very best they can for their child. Not all advice was constructive or clear. I do think he is a good clinician.
Dr. Sitwat was very professional and knowledgeable about migraines. He referred us to another doctor to help us get more info regarding my daughter''s specific headaches.
Doctor ordered an MRI, but put it on us to get it approved by insurance. Which I think is ridiculous and should be the ordering physicians responsibility.
staff and doctors were wonderful
Dr Bitwal was attentive, knowledgeable, personable and most importantly, coveted a confidence to my child that we could help her condition.
Dr. Sitwat is very knowledgeable and always listens to what I say. He also takes time to talk with Faith and answer any questions she may have.
My child loved this Dr & so did I!
I am thrilled that the pediatric specialists from UPMC now have a clinic in Wheeling, WV. It is much more convenient for my child to be seen locally, because prior to this visit our peds neurologist was in Columbus. Dr. Sitwat was so knowledgeable and friendly and I am so happy that he will now be my son's neurologist.
It was absolutely Great!! Wonderful Doctor
Dr Sitwat is a wonderful provider. we are very happy with him.
Dr.Sitwat understood my concerns and took the necessary actions to address them.
Doctor told me he did not have time to review EEG. Did not seem to have results or specific knowledge of results. Same with blood work. Very dismissive.
Dr. Sitwat is an excellent physician with whom we feel very comfortable. He has an excellent bedside manner. He is personable and relatable with myself and my child.
Dr. Sitwat was a very good listener and seemed interested in what I had to say about my daughter. However, her follow-up care and future plans for care were not explained in great detail.
The doctor provided information on my daughter's headaches and in the year that she's been under his care she's gone from having frequent migraines to having them very seldom. Both appointments with Dr. Sitwat have been educational for both of us.
I have never had any of my children at your hospital and not had a good experience! The dr and staff are awesome!
The Dr my child seen was extremely nice! He did his best to make her feel comfortable with him. He answered any questions I had & gave me information to take home as well. I would recommend him to family & friends if they ever needed a neurologist for a child.
We like the fact that Dr. Sitwat thoroughly explains and answers questions we may have. He wants to figure out what is wrong.
Was incredibly appreciate of Dr. Sitwat's visit. He spent over half an hour with us and asked several times if we had questions. No hurry to get out the door. Very clear explanations.
would recommend Dr. Sitwat to anyone looking for a fantastic neurologist.
Dr Sitwat was very professional and helpful. He validated my concerns and set us on a path to a diagnosis.
if he could figure out what's going on with my son he would.of got a ten that's y we were referred to him cause it was something deeper in the brain and we still getting no where
Doctor and staff are amazing and kind
we love Dr Sitwat & the entire UPMC staff we have direct contact with. we are comfortable with the plan we have in place
This is o my our second visit, and each time we have had excellent treatment.
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.
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