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Ali Hamedani, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Research Associate, Population Aging Research Center
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Department: Neurology

Contact information
423 Guardian Drive
Blockley Hall 829
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Graduate Group Affiliations
B.S. (Biology)
Yale University, 2008.
M.H.S. (Epidemiology)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012.
University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2013.
Post-Graduate Training
Internal Medicine Internship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2013-2014.
Neurology Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2014-2017.
Samantha and Michael Jordan Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / Scheie Eye Institute / Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2017-2018.
Neuroepidemiology Post-Doctoral Training Program, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2018-2020.
NeuroNEXT Clinical Research Fellows Training Program, University of Pennnsylvania, 2019-2020.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2017.
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Selected Publications

Hamedani AG, Chang AY, Chen Y, Vanderbeek BL: Disparities in glaucoma and macular degeneration healthcare utilization among persons living with dementia in the United States. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology May 2024 Notes: Platform presentation.

Peppel L, Lai R, Opal P, Schmahmann JD, Gomez CM, Paulson H, Zesiewicz TA, Perlman S, Wilmot G, Ying SH, Onyike CU, Bushara KO, Geschwind MD, Figueroa KP, Pulst SM, Subramony SH, Duquette A, Ashizawa T, Hamedani AG, Davis MY, Srinivasan SR, Burns MR, Moore L, Shakkottai VG, Rosenthal LS, Kuo SH, Lin CR: Increased Risk of Suicidal Ideation in Patients with Spinocerebellar Ataxias. American Academy of Neurology April 2024.

Lai RY, Rummey C, Amlang CJ, Lin CR Chen TX, Perlman S, Wilmot G, GomeCM, Schmahmann J, Paulson H, Ying SH, Onyike CU, Zesiewicz T, Bushara K, Geschwind M, Figueroa KP, Hamedani AG, Pulst SM, Subramony SH, Burns MR, Opal P, Duquette A, Ashizawa T, Moore L, Shakkotai VG, Rosenthal LS, Kuo SH: Fatigue Impacts Quality of Life in People with Spinocerebellar Ataxias. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice in press 2024.

Morganroth J, Zuroff L, Hamedani AG: National Trends in the Utilization of Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine November 2023 Notes: Platform presentation.

Johnson K, Azage M, Babaian N, Baldwin A, Dratch L, Paul R, Bardakjian T, Amado D, Gonzalez-Alegre P, Quinn C, Elman L, Hamedani AG, Ellis CA, Orthmann-Murphy J, Scherer SS: Genetic Testing Trends in Adult Neurology: Increasing Access and Evolving Yield. American Neurological Association September 2023.

Morganroth J, Zuroff L, Hamedani AG: National Trends in the Utilization of Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis American Neurological Association September 2023.

Pham Nguyen TP, Gray SL, Newcomb CW, Liu Q, Hamedani AG, Weintraub D, Hennessy S, Willis AW: Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Parkinson Disease Before and After Hospitalization for Injury. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders August 2023.

Xue K, Feng Y, Tam V, Lin CC, De Lott LB, Hamedani AG: Sociodemographic and geographic variation in access to neuro-ophthalmologists in the United States. Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology 43(2): 149-152, June 2023.

Hamedani AG, McPherson TO, Aban I, Lee I, Kupersmith MJ, Wolf GI, Kaminski HJ: Attitudes and beliefs towards thymectomy in the Myasthenia Gravis Patient Registry. Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease 24(2), June 2023.

Hamedani AG: Deep learning, the retina, and Parkinson's disease. JAMA Ophthalmology June 2023.

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