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Amir M. Arain, M.D., M.P.H.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Neurology - Professor (Clinical)

Divisions: Epilepsy

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Clinical Neurophysiology)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Epilepsy)

Dr. Amir M. Arain is a professor and an epileptologist that focuses on treatment of refractory epilepsy. He graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi and did his Neurology residency and Epilepsy fellowship at Vanderbilt University. There he served on the faculty of Department of Neurology as an epileptologist from 2000-2018. He joined University of Utah in July 2018 and currently serves as chief of Epilepsy division.

Dr. Arain has been involved in different research projects in epilepsy. He has done several antiepileptic drug trials including levetiracetam, oxcarbazepine, pregabalin, lacosemide, retigabine, brivaracetam, carisbamate, eslicarbazepine and cenobamate. He has published several peer reviewed research articles and has presented data in different scientific meetings. He has trained more than 100 fellows in epilepsy over the years. His interest is in seizure semiology, SUDEP, disparity of care in epilepsy and Geriatric epilepsy.

Education History

Graduate Training Vanderbilt University
Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Clinical Research Design, etc
Fellowship Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Clinical Fellow
Chief Resident Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Chief Resident
Residency Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Internship McLaren Flint
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical Dow Medical College of the University of Karachi
Medicine, Surgery

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