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Dr. Arif Profile

Dr. Arif Khan
Consultant Pediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist
Head of Pediatric Neurology, American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology


I am a British Board certified Consultant Pediatric Neurologist. I completed my General Pediatric and Pediatric neurology training in the UK. I graduated from Karnataka University in India and pursued my postgraduate training in Pediatrics from Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences in Karnataka, India. I moved to the UK and completed 10 years of comprehensive training in Pediatric Neurology, General Pediatrics and Neonatology as a resident and as a senior registrar in various hospitals in the United Kingdom. I was successful in acquiring the National Grid training post in Pediatric Neurology in the UK and my training in Pediatric neurology included assignments as a senior registrar in three major tertiary University hospitals. These included, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester and the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. I was awarded CCT (Completion of certified training) in Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology by the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health in 2012 omega replica watches.

I worked as a consultant Pediatric Neurologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester from 2012 until 2015 before moving to Dubai. I was the lead clinician for complex epilepsies, vagal nerve stimulation service and ketogenic diet service in Leicestershire.

I am an avid writer, authoring more than 40 peer-reviewed and public health publications. I have presented numerous posters at national and international meetings, and I am currently in the process of co-authoring a book on Pediatric Neurology and one on pediatrics for medical students. I have been a honorary lecturer for medical students at the University Hospitals of Leicester and have been teaching on the National training courses like the Pediatric Epilepsy training courses.

I am an International Examiner for MRCPCH clinical examinations and I have trained resident doctors in my deanery to pursue success in these clinical examinations.

My professional memberships include fellowship of the royal college of pediatrics and child health, core member of the European pediatric neurology society, member of the British Pediatric Neurology Association, General Medical Council UK and Dubai/Emirates Pediatric club.

I have moved to UAE in my capacity as the Head of Pediatric neurology division at ACPN, Dubai. I also have affiliations to some regional hospitals like Neurospinal Hospital and City Hospital in Dubai. I would like to offer my services to my patients using my experience and expertise in the following areas:
Epilepsy and seizure disorders
Headaches and Migraines
Sleep disorders
Diagnosis and management of neuromuscular conditions
Movement disorders like tics, tremors, dystonia and spasticity
Developmental monitoring and neonatal neurology
Cerebrovascular stroke management
Cerebral Palsy diagnosis and follow up.
Neuro-metabolic conditions
Diagnosis of Neuro-genetic conditions and counseling
Neuro-behavioural conditions
Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder

ACPN Pediatric Neurosciences service Profile

Neurological problems manifest differently in children. Professionals at the ACPN pediatric neurosciences center apply broad clinical experience, a gentle manner and a keen sense of observation to diagnose and treat conditions such as headaches, seizure disorders, movement disorders, cerebral palsy and developmental delay.

ACPN Pediatric neurosciences service provides comprehensive neurological care for infants, children and adolescents with a wide spectrum of neurological disorders. Our team of Pediatric neurologist, neurophysiologist, physiotherapist, clinical psychologists and nurses work together to manage the unique needs of each child and family. Our team is readily accessible to young patients and their families, and responds quickly to referring physicians and keeps them informed of their patient’s progress.

The Pediatric neurosciences service at ACPN is multidisciplinary by nature. All professionals involved consult with one another to develop treatment plans specifically tailored to each patient.

Pediatric neurological disorders are diagnosed through a comprehensive clinical evaluation of the patient’s history and symptoms. Sometimes specific tests are needed, for instance, electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies (NCS) or Magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI). The service has full access to the state-of-the-art neurophysiological modalities that are child friendly.

Information for Parents

Preparing for the initial visit Please arrive at least 15 minutes before you child’s scheduled appointment. Please bring the following items with you:

Referral from your Pediatrician/primary care physician

Any records of your child’s developmental monitoring.

Copies of blood investigations, CD’s of MRI’s or CT scans

All medications that are being taken along with the prescription

Teacher’s reports if available

Copies of educational and psychological testing if available.

Video/cell phone footage of any abnormal episode that has been witnessed

What happens at the visit?

Firstly, we will ask about your child’s medical history.  Next, we will perform a neurological examination. We will take your child through a series of simple maneuvers to test strength, coordination, sensation, reflexes etc
Finally, we will discuss your child’s condition with you. We will go over the diagnosis, explain the need for further testing, and implement a plan of action to resolve the problem.
You will also received a detailed medical report explaining your child’s condition (This will be sent to you or could be collected at a later date)