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Neurology

Houston, Texas

The Cullen Building at Baylor College of Medicine.
Department of Neurology
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Aliya Iftikhar Sarwar, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Director, Parkinson's Disease Research,
Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC),
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Clinical Service Area

Neurology

Specialty

Movement Disorders
Parkinson's Disease
Sleep Medicine

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology with Special Qualifications in Sleep Medicine
American Board of Sleep Medicine

Medical School

M.D., Dow University of Medical Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

Internship

Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Residency

Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Clinical Fellowship

Movement Disorders, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas
Sleep Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Clinical Interests

Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, sleep medicine

Research Interests

Neuroprotection, movement disorders, sleep medicine

Contact Information

Aliya Iftikhar Sarwar, M.D.
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, MS NB302
Houston, Texas 77030

Tel: 713-794-7841
Fax: 713-794-8888
Email:

Journal Publications

  • Mehanna R, Moore S, Hou JG, Sarwar AI, Lai EC. Comparing clinical features of young onset, middle onset and late onset Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2014;:. [View journal article]
  • Patel AJ, Sarwar AI, Jankovic J, Viswanathan A. Bilateral pallidal deep brain stimulation for X-linked dystonia parkinsonism. World Neurosurg. 2013;:. [View journal article]
  • Hou JG, Wu LJ, Moore S, Ward C, York M, Atassi F, et al. Assessment of appropriate medication administration for hospitalized patients with Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2012;18(4):377-81. [View journal article]
  • Vanek Z, Sarwar A. Dystonia - A review of current concepts and their application in Pakistan. Pak J Neurol Sci. 2008;3(1):20-6. [View journal article]
  • Davis TL, Brodsky MA, Carter VA, DiFazio M, Frishberg B, Lai EC, et al. Consensus statement on the use of botulinum neuro-toxin to treat spasticity in adults. P&T. 2006;31(11):666-82. [View journal article]

Book Chapters and Other Publications

  • Hirshkowitz M, Sarwar A, Sharafkhaneh A. Evaluating sleepiness. In: Kryger MH, Roth T, Dement WC, editors. Principles and practice of sleep medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2011.
  • Sarwar A, Trail M, Lai EC. Assessments and outcome measures for Parkinson's disease. In: Trail M, Protas E, Lai EC, editors. Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson's disease: an evidence-based treatment model. Thorofare (NJ): Slack Inc.; 2008.

Poster and Platform Presentations (Selected out of 16)

  • Sarwar A, Hirshkowitz M. Zung Self Rating Depression Scale in Parkinson's disease: A validity study in veterans. Neurology. 2014;82(Meeting Abstracts 1):P2.051.
  • Marks Jr W, Luo P, Lanier E, Patel U, Carlson K, Rothlind J, et al. Long-term outcomes from the VA/NIH Cooperative Study on deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease. Presented at the Movement Disorder Society (MDS), 17th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders in Sydney, Australia (June 16-20, 2013).
  • Sarwar AI, Sarwar O, Hirshkowitz M. Sleep disordered breathing and excessive sleepiness in Parkinson's disease. Presented at the Movement Disorder Society (MDS), 17th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders in Sydney, Australia (June 16-20, 2013). [View poster]
  • Sarwar A, Hirshkowitz M. Parkinson's disease and narcolepsy. Neurology. 2013;80(Meeting Abstracts 1):P05.027. [View poster]
  • Sarwar AI, Hirshkowitz M. Pathological sleepiness and age in Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2012;27(Suppl 1):S222. [View poster]
  • Mehanna R, Moore S, Hou J-G, Lai E, Sarwar A. Comparing clinical features of young-onset, middle-onset and late-onset Parkinson's disease. Neurology. 2012;78(Meeting Abstracts 1):P06.089. [View poster]
  • Sarwar A, Hirshkowitz M. Excessive sleepiness and depression in Parkinson's disease. Neurology. 2012;78(Meeting Abstracts 1):P05.002. [View poster]
  • Hou JG, Thant M, Sarwar A, Fincher L, Bryant MS, Atassi F, et al. Comparison of subthalamic (STN) and pallidal (GPI) deep brain stimulation (DBS) on gait and balance in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Ann Neurol. 2011;70 Suppl 15:S17.
  • Sarwar AI, Varghese R, Lai EC. Situational sleep tendency in "sleepy" veterans with Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2011;26 Suppl 2:S301.
  • Hou JG, Thant M, Bryant MS, Fincher L, Sarwar A, Lai E. Levodopa is necessary to improve gait and balance in Parkinson's patients after deep brain stimulator implantation. Neurology. 2011;76(Suppl 4):A540. [View poster]

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