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Dr. Aliakbar Asadipooya

Associate Professor

Department of Neurology,School of Advanced Medical Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences 

Appointed as:

Adjunct Faculty

Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PA, USA


Phone: +987136121065

Address: Neurology Department, Motahari Complex, Namazi square, Shiraz, Iran






Dr. Ali Akbar Asadi-Pooya, M.D., is a physician-researcher. He did his fellowship in “epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology” at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA (2006-2008). He did a second epilepsy fellowship on “Invasive intracranial EEG monitoring” in 2014-2016. He is an Associate Professor of Epileptology, Department of Neurology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. He is also an Adjunct Research Associate Professor of Neurology, Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

He has established an epilepsy care unit and surgery program with a multidisciplinary team in 2008 in Iran. He has published more than 133 papers and 10 books about various aspects of epilepsy. The main focus of his research program is on three major topics: 1. Epilepsy surgery: prognostic factors and outcome; 2. Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: epidemiology, definition, semiology and clinical characteristics; 3. Idiopathic (genetic) generalized epilepsies.


Joint Publications with Thomas Jefferson University

  •   Asadi-Pooya AA, Mintzer S, Sperling, MR. Nutritional supplements, foods, andepilepsy: Is there a relationship? Epilepsia 2008; 49(11):1819-1827.
  •   Asadi-Pooya AA, Nei M, Sharan AD, Mintzer S, Zangaladze A, Evans JG, Skidmore C, Sperling MR. Antiepileptic drugs and relapse after epilepsy surgery. Epileptic Disord 2008; 10(3): 193-198
  •   Asadi-Pooya AA, Nei M, Sharan A, Sperling MR. Type of preoperative aura may predict postsurgical outcome in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and mesial temporal sclerosis. Epilepsy Behav 2015; 50: 98-100
  •   Asadi-Pooya AA, Sharan A, Nei M, Sperling MR. Corpus callosotomy. Epilepsy Behav 2008; 13: 271-278.
  •   Sperling MR, Nei M, Zangaladze A, Sharan AD, Mintzer S, Skidmore C, Evans JG, Schilling CA, Asadi-Pooya AA. Prognosis after late relapse following epilepsysurgery. Epilepsy Res 2008; 78(1): 77-81.
  •   Asadi-Pooya AA, Dlugos D, Skidmore C, Sperling MR. Atlas of Electroencephalography Patterns. Second Edition, 2015, Thomas Jefferson University, Web-based Digital EEG Atlas. Published on “Epileptic Disorders” 2015 (
  •   Asadi-Pooya AA, Dlugos D, Skidmore C, Sperling MR. Atlas of Electroencephalography Patterns. Philadelphia; Thomas Jefferson University, Webbased Digital EEG Atlas; 2008.
  •   Asadi-Pooya AA, Schilling CA, Glosser D, Tracy JI, Sperling MR. Health locus of control in patients with epilepsy and its relation to anxiety and depression. Epilepsy Behav 2007; 11(3): 347-350.
  • Sperling MR, Schilling CA, Glosser D, Tracy JI, Asadi-Pooya AA. Self-perception of seizure precipitants and their relation to anxiety level, depression, and health locus of control in epilepsy. Seizure 2008; 17(4): 302-307.


International Collaboration

Honors and Awards

Receiver of “ILAE COVID-19 and Epilepsy Research Award” from International League Against Epilepsy