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Department Faculty

Naoir Zaher, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Phone: (412) 692-4920

Specialized Areas of Interest

Dr.Zaher’s primary interest is in the diagnosis and management of seizures and evaluation of patients for epilepsy surgery.


Dr.Zaher joined Epilepsy Division in 2015. His responsibilities include interpretation of EEG, evaluation and treatment of patients with epilepsy. He attends in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) where patients are monitored for prolonged period of time to record and classify their events. Dr.Zaher sees patients in Epilepsy Clinic and provides evaluation and treatment including anti-epileptic medications, vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) and responsive neurostimultion (RNS).

Dr.Zaher received his MD from Tishreen University, Syria. He completed intersnship at Fairview/Cleveland Clinic Hospital (Cleveland, OH) and completed neurology residency at Henry Ford Hospital, and epilepsy fellowship at Vanderbilt University, (Nashville, TN)

Hospital Privileges

  • UPMC Presbytarian
  • UPMC Montefiore
  • UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital
  • UPMC Mercy
  • UPMC Northwestern

Board Certifications

  • American board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2015)

Professional Organization Membership

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society

Dr. Zaher

Dr. Zaher