Ammar Shaikhouni, MD

Ammar Shaikhouni

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Ammar Shaikhouni, MD, PhD, is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and assistant professor of neurological surgery at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine. Dr. Shaikhouni graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University where he also obtained his graduate and medical degrees. He completed his neurosurgical training at OSU. During his residency, he completed a fellowship in functional neurosurgery focusing on the use of deep brain stimulation for treatment of movement disorders including dystonia and psychiatric disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder. He then completed his training in pediatric neurosurgery at Nationwide Children’s.

His research work at Brown University, and later at The Ohio State University, helped paralyzed patients gain control of assistive devices using their brain activity. This work was featured in multiple leading science journals and gained national and international attention. Based on his scholarly activity, Dr. Shaikhouni was voted as a member of multiple honor societies by his peers including the engineering honor society and the scientific research honor society. Dr. Shaikhouni’s clinical and research focus is on adult and pediatric epilepsy, movement disorders, and stereotactic surgery for gene and drug delivery. He has expertise in specialized neurosurgical procedures, including deep brain stimulation (DBS).

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Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 07/01/2019

Board Certifications
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
Fellowship Nationwide Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/2019
Residency Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/2018
Medical School Brown University Medical School Date Completed: 05/01/2011
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Pediatric Neurosurgery