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    Thandar Aung, MD

    Epilepsy (602) 406-6262

    Thandar Aung, MD, is a neurologist in the Epilepsy Program and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute. She is board certified in neurology with a subspecialty certification in epilepsy by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Dr. Aung’s expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and seizure disorders. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, the American Epilepsy Society, and the American Medical Association.

    Dr. Aung earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine 1 in Yangon, Myanmar. She completed her adult neurology residency at Barrow Neurological Institute and an epilepsy fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.

    Dr. Aung’s research focuses on congenital brain malformations and epilepsy; invasive stereoelectroencephalography in localization of epileptogenic zones and outcomes of epilepsy surgery; and pre-surgical epilepsy evaluation with magnetoencephalography (MEG), single-photon emission computed tomography (SISCOM-SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET), and post-processing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

    Education & Training
    • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Epilepsy, 2016-2018
    • Residency, Barrow Neurological Institute, Adult Neurology, 2013-2016
    • Internship, University of Chicago, St. Francis Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2011-2013
    • MBBS, University of Medicine 1, 2008
    Professional Memberships
    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • American Academy of Neurology
    • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
    • American Epilepsy Society
    • American Medical Association
    • Burmese American Medical Association
    • Myanmar Medical Association
    • Myanmar American Medical Education Society, Inc.
    Honors and Awards
    • Kiffin Penry Neurostimulation Epilepsy Fellow Course Scholarship, 2017
    • Academic Teaching Excellency Award, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, 2016-2018
    • Resident Teaching Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2016-2017
    • Physician Award, Barrow Neurological Institute, Neurological Intensive Care Unit, 2016
    • Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Scientific Meeting Scholarship, 2015
    • American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Resident Scholarship, 2014
    • Kiffin Penry Residents Epilepsy Program Scholarship, 2014
    Selected Publications
    1. Jin B, Hu W, Ye L, Krishnan B, Aung T, Jones SE, Najm IM, Alexopoulos AV, Zhang K, Zhu J, Zhang J, Ding M, Chen Z, Wang S, Wang ZI. Small lesion size is associated with sleep-related epilepsy in focal cortical dysplasia type II. Front Neurol. 2018;9:106.
    2. El Tahry R, Wang ZI, Thandar A, Podkorytova I, Krishnan B, Tousseyn S, Guiyun W, Burgess RC, Alexopoulos AV. Magnetoencephalography and ictal SPECT in patients with failed epilepsy surgery. Clin Neurophysiol. 2018;129(8):1651-1657.
    3. Dardis C, Aung T, Shapiro W, Fortune J, Coons S. Langerhans cell histiocytosis in an adult with involvement of the calvarium, cerebral cortex and brainstem: discussion of pathophysiology and rationale for the use of intravenous immune globulin. Case Rep Neurol. 2015;7(1):30-38.

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