Dr. Koubeissi is board-certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy. He is an Associate Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Epilepsy Center at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Koubeissi earned his Bachelor's Degree with honors in Mathematics and his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He then spent a year as a postdoctoral research fellow in the neuro-pharmacology laboratory where he investigated the mechanisms of epilepsy in animals, before pursuing his medical internship at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York and his neurology training at NYU in New York City. After NYU, Dr. Koubeissi completed his clinical and research epilepsy fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
During and after his training, Dr. Koubeissi has started new lines of research projects in epilepsy and published his findings in major medical journals. He has lectured on the medical and surgical treatment of intractable epilepsy all over the Unites States as well as in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. He has published his papers in esteemed medical journals, and has edited a book on epilepsy surgery. He is also a reviewer for a number of major journals, and sits on the review committee of Masters and PhD students. Dr. Koubeissi is working on two books on epilepsy to be published soon and he is leading a clinical trial at GW that will use groundbreaking deep brain stimulation techniques to reduce seizures with no adverse events.
Dr. Koubeissi has earned a number of honors, including the 2012 Innovation Award from Case Western Reserve University's School of Engineering for his ground-breaking research on deep brain stimulation for the treatment of intractable epilepsy. He is a member of many medical and scientific societies, and is a Fellow of both the American Neurological Association and the American Academy of Neurology.