62378-Obeid, Makram

Makram Obeid, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

GH 4700
Indianapolis, IN
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Makram Obeid, MD, joined Indiana University School of Medicine faculty in 2023 as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology. He also holds adjunct appointments in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology. Dr. Obeid is a physician-scientist specialized in pediatric epilepsy, and he investigates the mechanisms of epileptogenesis in animal seizure models with the goal of discovering novel treatments.

Dr. Obeid obtained his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, then completed a residency in Child Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York and a fellowship in Pediatric Epilepsy at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard. As the director of the Pediatric Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Riley Children's Health, he works with a multidisciplinary team to improve the quality of life of children with epilepsy. His main clinical focus is the treatment of refractory epilepsy.

Dr. Obeid currently serves as a principal investigator in the Obeid lab in the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute. His research laboratory investigates the mechanisms of seizure emergence and the accompanying cognitive and behavioral deficits in experimental animals. The main research goal is to identify molecular targets for novel anti-seizure treatment strategies.

When he is not in his lab or in clinic, Dr. Obeid enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Education
    2013 FEL Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    2011 RES Child Neurology Residency, Columbia University Medical Center
    2004 MD American University of Beirut
    2000 BS American University of Beirut
  • Professional Organizations
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    American Academy of Neurology
    American Epilepsy Society
    Society for Neuroscience
  • Awards
    Org: Physician of the Year
    Desc: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center
    Date: 2010-01-01
    Desc: MD awarded with distinction
    Date: 2004-01-01

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