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Said R Beydoun, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
Division Chief, Neuromuscular Disorders
Neurology
HCT 3000 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 6085

Overview

Dr. Beydoun is a nationally-recognized neurologist who advocates an integrated approach to clinical diagnosis, neurophysiologic testing, and treatment options for patients with neuromuscular diseases. Dr. Beydoun is director of the USC Neuromuscular Division. He leads the ACGME-accredited Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, which trains three physicians each year. As a principal investigator, Dr. Beydoun has participated in various research clinical trials. His clinical and research areas of expertise are in the fields of neuropathy, diabetic neuropathies, neuropathic pain and immune-mediated neuromuscular disorders, such as CIDP, Multifocal Motor Neuropathy and Myasthenia Gravis. He has been published in several scientific journals on topics related to neuromuscular diseases and neuropathies. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is a member of the advisory board and the scientific committee of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California. He holds board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Pain Medicine, and Neuromuscular Medicine. He is also certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Publications

Wolfe GI, Kaminski HJ, Aban IB, Minisman G, Kuo HC, Marx A, Ströbel P, Mazia C, Oger J, Cea JG, Heckmann JM, Evoli A, Nix W, Ciafaloni E, Antonini G, Witoonpanich R, King JO, Beydoun SR, Chalk CH, Barboi AC, Amato AA, Shaibani AI, Katirji B, Lecky BR, Buckley C, Vincent A, Dias-Tosta E, Yoshikawa H, Waddington-Cruz M, Pulley MT, Rivner MH, Kostera-Pruszczyk A, Pascuzzi RM, Jackson CE, Garcia Ramos GS, Verschuuren JJ, Massey JM, Kissel JT, Werneck LC, Benatar M, Barohn RJ, Tandan R, Mozaffar T, Conwit R, Odenkirchen J, Sonett JR, Jaretzki A, Newsom-Davis J, Cutter GR. Randomized Trial of Thymectomy in Myasthenia Gravis. N Engl J Med. 2016 Aug 11; 375(6):511-22. View in: PubMed

Tran AT, Rison RA, Beydoun SR. Disulfiram neuropathy: two case reports. J Med Case Rep. 2016; 10(1):72. View in: PubMed

Rison RA, Shepphird JK, Beydoun SR. When to write a neurology case report. J Med Case Rep. 2016; 10(1):92. View in: PubMed

Rison RA, Beydoun SR. Paraproteinemic neuropathy: a practical review. BMC Neurol. 2016; 16(1):13. View in: PubMed

Shah A, Rison RA, Beydoun SR. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Manifesting as Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies: A Case Report. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2015 Dec; 17(2):78-83. View in: PubMed

Chilingaryan A, Rison RA, Beydoun SR. Misdiagnosis of inclusion body myositis: two case reports and a retrospective chart review. J Med Case Rep. 2015; 9(1):169. View in: PubMed

Mora JR, Rison RA, Beydoun SR. Chiari malformation type I with cervicothoracic syringomyelia masquerading as bibrachial amyotrophy: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2015; 9(1):11. View in: PubMed

Beydoun SR, Gong H, Ashikian N, Rison RA. Myasthenia gravis associated with invasive malignant thymoma: two case reports and a review of the literature. J Med Case Rep. 2014; 8:340. View in: PubMed

Hahn AF, Beydoun SR, Lawson V. A controlled trial of intravenous immunoglobulin in multifocal motor neuropathy. J Peripher Nerv Syst. 2013 Dec; 18(4):321-30. View in: PubMed

Beydoun SR, Cho J. Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy: two cases of difficult diagnosis. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2013 Sep; 15(1):28-33. View in: PubMed

Harutunian GM, Beydoun SR, Rison RA. Kennedy disease misdiagnosed as polymyositis: a case report. BMC Res Notes. 2013; 6:389. View in: PubMed

Beydoun SR, Muir J, Apelian RG, Go JL, Lin FP. Clinical and imaging findings in three patients with advanced inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy associated with nerve root hypertrophy. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2012 Mar; 13(3):105-12. View in: PubMed

Johl HK, Olshansky A, Beydoun SR, Rison RA. Cervicothoracic spinal cord and pontomedullary injury secondary to high-voltage electrocution: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2012; 6(1):296. View in: PubMed

Rison RA, Beydoun SR. Bilateral phrenic neuropathies in a diabetic patient responsive to intravenous immunoglobulin: a case report. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2011 Nov; 113(9):788-91. View in: PubMed

Rison RA, Beydoun SR. Delayed cervicobulbar neuronopathy and myokymia after head and neck radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a case report. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2011 Mar; 12(3):147-52. View in: PubMed

Beydoun SR, Shatzmiller RA. Chronic immune-mediated demyelinating polyneuropathy in the setting of cetuximab treatment. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2010 Dec; 112(10):900-2. View in: PubMed

Rison RA, Beydoun SR. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-motor neuron disease, monoclonal gammopathy, hyperparathyroidism, and B12 deficiency: case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Reports. 2010; 4:298. View in: PubMed

Beydoun SR, Wang J, Levine RL, Farvid A. Emotional stress as a trigger of myasthenic crisis and concomitant takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a case report. J Med Case Reports. 2010; 4:393. View in: PubMed

Rison RA, Beydoun SR. Teaching Video NeuroImages: tongue myokymia following head and neck radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Neurology. 2009 Apr 7; 72(14):e65. View in: PubMed

Beydoun SR, Sykes SN, Ganguly G, Lee TS. Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies: description of seven patients without known family history. Acta Neurol Scand. 2008 Apr; 117(4):266-72. View in: PubMed

Beydoun S, Alarcón F, Mangat S, Wan Y. Long-term safety and tolerability of oxcarbazepine in painful diabetic neuropathy. Acta Neurol Scand. 2007 Apr; 115(4):284-8. View in: PubMed

Dogra S, Beydoun S, Mazzola J, Hopwood M, Wan Y. Oxcarbazepine in painful diabetic neuropathy: a randomized, placebo-controlled study. Eur J Pain. 2005 Oct; 9(5):543-54. View in: PubMed

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