Faculty Members

Dr. Nizam Ahmed


Department of Medicine

Division of Neurology
    Contact details are for academic matters only.

About Me

Education and Training

  • MBBS/MD, Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan (Gold Medalist)
  • Internship in Internal Medicine, New York Medical College, USA
  • Neurology Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
  • Fellowship in Epilepsy and Neurophysiology, Yale University School of Medicine

Academic and Administrative Appointments

  • Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Lab., University of Alberta
  • Visiting Faculty, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi Pakistan

National Leadership

  • Past President, Canadian League Against Epilepsy, CLAE (2012 – 2014)
  • Director of Education, CLAE (2008 – 2012)


Research Areas

  • Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery
  • Electroencephalography
  • Biological Signal Processing
  • Machine Learning applied to EEG and MRI

Research Projects

  • Computer Assisted Diagnosis of Epileptogenic Lesions on the MRI of Brain
  • Machine Learning and Signal Processing of the EEG signal
  • Telemedicine and Telehealth