Kareem A. Zaghloul MD, PhDSurgical Neurology Branch. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Maryland
Dr. Kareem Zaghloul is a neurosurgeon and principal investigator in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Zaghloul received his B.Sc. degree from MIT in 1995 and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. His graduate work focused on developing silicon models of visual processing in the mammalian retina. Dr. Zaghloul completed a residency in Neurological Surgery in 2010 from the University of Pennsylvania. During this time, he completed postdoctoral research investigating the neural correlates of human memory encoding, decision, and reward. Following his residency, Dr. Zaghloul completed clinical fellowships in Epilepsy Surgery and in Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery. Dr. Zaghloul joined NINDS as a Staff Clinician in 2010, and as an Investigator in 2013. His primary clinical interests are in treating patients with epilepsy and brain tumors, particular brain tumors that cause seizures or that involve eloquent regions of the brain. His laboratory is focused on investigating the neural mechanisms underlying human cognitive function.