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Osman                          Farooq

Osman Farooq MD

UBMD Neurology

Specialties

Epilepsy; Neurology; Neuromuscular Disorders; Pediatrics

 

Overview

Professional Summary:

As a pediatric neurologist, my clinical practice focuses on the comprehensive neurologic care of infants, children and adolescents. Having completed fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology, my expertise focuses on the evaluation and management of epileptic and non-epileptic (stress-induced) seizures, as well as neuromuscular disorders, with particular skill in performing electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG). I am one of the panel neurologists in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB). As a physician for the inpatient and outpatient neurology service, I attend to the needs of patients who present to WCHOB with a variety of neurologic symptoms.

In addition to epilepsy and neuromuscular disorders, my clinical interest includes stroke in the young. I am fascinated by the various factors that may predispose infants and children to cerebrovascular ischemia. After an ischemic event, I work closely with the patients and their families to help coordinate long term care and rehabilitation in their road to recovery.

I am actively involved in research mentorship and in the teaching of medical students, residents in adult neurology, pediatric neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry and fellows in clinical neurophysiology.

I am further interested in autoimmune, demyelinating and infectious processes within the nervous system. After the 2009 influenza A - H1N1 pandemic, I extensively researched the neurologic complications of H1N1 in pediatric patients in Western New York. I compared our results to those of other groups in the global pediatric and neurologic communities. I presented my results at various international medical conferences.

I feel fortunate to have participated in and conducted numerous clinical research projects. I have a track record of research, collaboration and publishing in the field of pediatric neurology. I intend to continue blending research with my clinical work, as I feel that both of these are essential for the art of practicing medicine.

Specialties:

Epilepsy, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Pediatrics

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents

Physician Gender:

Male


Location and Insurance

Appointments:
UBMD Neurology at Conventus
1001 Main Street
4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-878-7840
Fax: 716-878-7326
Accepting new patients

UBMD Neurology Pediatric and General Neurology Clinic
5851 Main St
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 932-6080 x105
Fax: (716) 332-4245
Contact: Jenna Torbert
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Nofault
  • Nova
  • NYS Medicaid
  • PA Medicaid
  • Preferred Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Todays Options
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • WellCare
  • Workers Comp

Credentials

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Neurophysiology, State University of New York at Buffalo (2012)
  • Residency, Pediatric Neurology, State University of New York at Buffalo (2011)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2007)
  • MBBS, Dow Medical University
Awards and Honors:
  • Faculty Teaching Award (2014)
  • Michael E. Cohen Award for Excellence in Resident Reseach (2011)

Research

Research Profile:

This UBMD clinician teaches at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about this clinician’s research and teaching activities. View credentials, publications, professional involvement and more.