Ahmad Marashly, M.D.

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  • Medical Director of Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Languages: English, Arabic, German


Deep Brain Stimulation, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery, Pediatric Neurology, Refractory Epilepsy ...read more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-9100
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-9100


Ahmad Marashly, M.D., is a pediatric epilepsy specialist helping children of all ages manage epilepsy symptoms. He has advanced expertise in surgical treatment of epilepsy that doesn’t respond well to medications (refractory epilepsy). Dr. Marashly works with pediatric epileptologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and neuropsychologists to evaluate each child and determine if surgery is the right treatment. He follows the patient from evaluation through surgery and post-surgical care to ensure the best possible outcome.

Dr. Marashly is an assistant professor of neurology in the Department of Neurology and medical director of the pediatric epilepsy surgery program at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Marashly sees patients in the Baltimore metropolitan area. 

He received his medical degree from Damascus University and completed a pediatric residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He continued his training by completing several fellowships, including a pediatric neurology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and epilepsy and clinical neuropsychology fellowships at University Hospitals of Case Medical Center in Ohio.

Dr. Marashly’s research interests include epilepsy surgery outcomes, hemispherectomy, electroencephalography, semiology, the role of functional MRI in pediatric epilepsy surgery, and brain mapping. He is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, the Child Neurology Society and the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium, and has published his research in numerous medical journals.

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  • Medical Director of Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine (2005)


  • Pediatrics; Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (2010)


  • Clinical Neurophysiology; Case Western Reserve University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (2014)
  • Epilepsy; Case Western Reserve University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (2015)
  • Pediatric Neurology; Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Epilepsy) (2016)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology/Special Child Neurology) (2013)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Marashly A, Koop J, Loman M, Kim I, Maheshwari M, Lew S. Multiple Hippocampal Transections for Refractory Pediatric Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Seizure and Neuropsychological Outcomes. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2020 Jun 26;1-10

Wood AM, Giddes GC, Marashly A. Language regression, hemichorea and focal subclinical seizures in a 6-year-old girl with GLUT-1 deficiency. Epilepsy Behav Rep. 2019 Oct 24;14:100340.

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