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Ammar Kheder, MD, MRCP

Ammar Kheder, MD, MRCP Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Languages spoken:

  • Arabic

Dr. Kheder is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy and Pregnancy
  • Epilepsy Anti-epileptic Medications
  • Epilepsy Biomarkers
  • Epilepsy Clinical Trials
  • Outpatient Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Seizures
  • Sleep-related Epilepsy

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Damascus University
Residency: Calderdale Royal Hospital
Residency: Friarage Hospital
Residency: Harrogate District Hospital
Residency: Wirral University Teaching Hospital
Residency: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation


American Academy of Neurology, National American Epilepsy Society, National British Medical Association, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kheder is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Jenkins L, Cosgrove J, Ekberg K, Kheder A, Sokhi D, Reuber M: A brief conversation analytic communication intervention can change history-taking in seizure clinic Epilepsy Behav 52 (Pt A): 62-7,2015.

Kheder A, Hoggard N, Hickman SJ.: Neurological red flag: the numb chin. Pract Neurol Pract Neurol 14 (4): 258-60,2014.

Kheder A, Bianchi MT, Westover MB: Burst suppression in sleep in a routine outpatient EEG Epilepsy Behav Case Rep 2 (1): 71-4,2014.

Kheder A, Scott C, Olpin S, Hadjivassiliou M: Niemann-Pick type C: a potentially treatable disorder? Pract Neurol Dec 13 (6): 382-5,2013.

Kheder A, Nair KP: Spasticity: pathophysiology, evaluation and management Pract Neurol 12 (5): 289-98,2012.

Lee DZ, Kheder A, Forbes M, Craven I, and Hadjivassiliou M: Use of body-CT and PET-CT in the investigation of paraneoplastic neurological syndromes: retrospective audit of practice in a regional neuroscience unit in the UK Neuro Oncol 14 (Suppl 6): vi65-vi85,2012.

Kheder A, Currie S, Romanowski C, Hadjivassiliou M: Progressive ataxia with palatal tremor due to gluten sensitivity Movement Disorders 27 (1): 62-3,2012.

Kheder A, Sharrack B, Bowen J: Variations in grading referral letters from Primary care to a Neurology department J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 83 (1): 2012.

Academic Contact Info

Epilepsy Service
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44106
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)