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EpilepsyNeurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
MD, Dow Medical College Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA Mount Sinai Hospital - Chicago Chicago, IL
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Magee-Womens HospitalUPMC NorthwestUPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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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: 26
Dr Sitwat is very thorough & cares about helping his patients as much as possible.
Always very happy with visits to this provider
had no problem, best care my child got
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.
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.
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 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.
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