Osman Farooq

Osman Farooq

Osman Farooq MD

UBMD Neurology


Child Neurology; Epilepsy; Neuromuscular Disorders; Pediatrics

Accepting new patients

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 the director of the Pediatric Neuromuscular clinic at Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Our center is the New York State Department of Health designated care center for spinal muscular atrophy. I am also one of the panel neurologists in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at OCH. 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 also run the Pediatric Concussion Center at OCH and UBMD Neurology.

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.


Child Neurology, Epilepsy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Pediatrics

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents

Physician Gender:



UBMD Neurology at Conventus
1001 Main Street
3rd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-323-6150
Fax: 716-323-6674
Accepting new patients

UBMD Neurology Pediatric and General Neurology Clinic
5851 Main St
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 932-6080 x100
Fax: (716) 332-4245
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

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 (2019)
  • Faculty Teaching Award (2018)
  • Faculty Teaching Award (2017)
  • Faculty Teaching Award (2014)
  • Michael E. Cohen Award for Excellence in Resident Reseach (2011)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician’s research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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