Abdullah Alqahtani, M.D., M.P.H.

Abdullah Z Alqahtani, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Languages: English, Arabic


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Electromyography, Kennedy Disease, Lou Gehrig's Disease, Muscular Myotonic Dystrophy, Myasthenia Gravis, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disease, Neuromuscular Medicine, Spinal Muscular Atrophy ...read more

Research Interests

Biomarker discovery of disease progression in spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy. Neuromuscular ultrasound parameters ...read more

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Appointment Phone: 410-955-9441
601 N. Caroline St.
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Baltimore, MD 21287
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Abdullah AlQahtani specializes in inherited and noninherited neuromuscular neurological diseases. 

Dr. AlQahtani obtained his medical degree from the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. He also completed an internship and earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and he obtained residency training in neurology at the University Hospitals of Cleveland-Case Western Reserve University and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. After completing a neuromuscular fellowship at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. AlQahtani joined the neurogenetics branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He worked on natural history studies of disease progression and phenotype-genotype correlation. 

His research focuses on the identification of biomarkers of disease progression in neuromuscular diseases.

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  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; College of Medicine King Saud University (2011)


  • Neurology; Case Western Reserve University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (2019)


  • Neuromuscular Medicine; Case Western Reserve University Hospitals (2020)
  • Neurogenetics; National Institutes of Health (2023)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology (Neurology) (2019)
  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology (Neurology) (2020)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Abdullah Alqahtani, Angela Kokkinis, Christine Zizzi, Nuran Dilek, Kenneth H. Fischbeck, ChadR. Heatwole, Christopher Grunseich Neurol Clin Pract Dec 2023, 13 (6) e200213; DOI:10.1212/CPJ.0000000000200213

Elkasaby M, Alqahtani A, Shaikh A. Ocular Palatal Tremor with Face “Twitches”. J Neuroopthalmol. 2022 Dec 1;42(4). Epub 2021

Activities & Honors


  • President's Research Initiative Award, The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2023


  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • The American Academy of Neurology

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • the Quality of Life Study
    oral presentation, The Kennedy Disease Conference
  • Neuromuscular ultrasound in slowly Progressing MND
    oral presentation, NINDS, Bethesda, MD
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