Khalil Salim Husari, M.D.

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Languages: English, Arabic


Epilepsy, Neurology, Presurgical Evaluations of Intractable Epilepsy more

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

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6772
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-6772

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0100 | Fax: 410-550-0539


Khalil Husari, M.D., is a neurologist with expertise in epilepsy and electroencephalography (EEG). He specializes in treating patients with autoimmune epilepsy, presurgical evaluation for and the management of drug-resistant epilepsy, and the acute and chronic management of patients with status epilepticus.

Dr. Husari earned his medical degree from the University of Jordan School of Medicine, then completed his residency in neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he served as a chief resident during his final year. Dr. Husari continued his training as an epilepsy fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Husari’s research interests include autoimmune epilepsy; status epilepticus, including new-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE); and critical care electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring. more

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  • MD; University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine (2012)


  • Internal Medicine; King Hussein Cancer Center (2014)
  • Neurology; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2018)


  • Epilepsy; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2020)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Epilepsy) (2020)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology-General) (2018)

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Husari KS, Labiner K, Huang R, Said R. New Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus in Children: Etiologies, Treatments and Outcomes. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 Sep 20 [Epub ahead of print]

Husari KS, Blackburn KM, Ding K, Roaten K, Hays R.  Assessing recent suicidal ideation and behavior in the adult epilepsy monitoring unit. Epilepsy Behav. May 2019 Volume 94, Pages 100–103.

Gugger JJ, Husari K, Probasco JC, Cervenka MC. New-onset refractory status epilepticus: A retrospective cohort study. Seizure. 2019 Dec 3;74:41-48. doi: 10.1016/j.seizure.2019.12.002

Narayan RN, Wang C, Sguigna P, Husari K, Greenberg B. Atypical Anti-MOG syndrome with aseptic meningoencephalitis and pseudotumor cerebri-like presentations. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2019 Jan;27:30-33

Shappell CN, Frank JI, Husari K, Sanchez M, Goldenberg FD, Ardelt A. Significant Practice Variability in Brain Death Determination:  A Call to Action.  Neurology. 2013 Dec 3;81(23). 

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