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Islam M. Zaydan, MD

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

Specialized Areas of Interest

Neuro-Ophthalmology, Multiple Sclerosis and Vascular Neurology.


Dr. Zaydan joined the Department of Neurology in October 2010.  He completed his Internal Medicine training in Egypt and in Marshall University SOM.  His medicine training was followed by a Neurology residency and a clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System/Medical College of Virginia.  He was on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems for 3 years following his training.

Dr. Zaydan is an active member of the Comprehensive UPMC Multiple Sclerosis Center providing evaluation and treatments of patient with central demyelinating disease. This is a multidisciplinary center consisting of physicians, social workers, physical therapists, and clinical trial coordinators that provides care for both patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Devic’s disease and their families.  He was a board member of the Virginia Chapter of the MS society and is currently participating in several Multiple Sclerosis clinical trials.

Dr. Zaydan is a fellowship trained neuro-ophthalmologist and holds a joint appointment at the UPMC Ophthalmology Department (UPMC Eye and Ear Institute)/Neuro-Ophthalmology Division where he provides evaluations and treatments of various neuro-ophthalmologic problems including ocular motility disturbances, optic nerve diseases, and visual field/perception disturbances.  He has written several chapters on the striate cortex and cerebellum and has presented at the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society annual meetings.

Dr. Zaydan is especially interested in optic nerve diseases, as well as ocular motor and visual perception complications of MS.

Dr. Zaydan is active in service to the Multiple Sclerosis Support Group community in the Western Pennsylvania region.

Dr. Zaydan’s publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Vascular Neurology.

Hospital Privileges

Presbyterian Hospital
Montefiore Hospital
Magee Women's Hospital
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Professional Organization Membership

American Academy of Neurology
North America Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
American Medical Association

Dr. Zaydan

Dr. Zaydan