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Awais Riaz, MD

Awais Riaz, MD, PhD

Neurology Salt Lake City, UT

Chief, Epilepsy Division, University of Utah

Office Address

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  • 50 N Medical Drive
    Salt Lake City, UT 84132
    Phone: (801) 585-7422

Dr. Riaz's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Neurology: General Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurophysiology
  • Clinical Interests: Electroencephalography; Intraoperative Monitoring

Dr. Riaz's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology (Clinical)University of Utah
  • DirectorUniversity of Utah Hospital
  • Faculty AssociateUniversity of Utah
  • Interim Medical DirectorUniversity of Utah
  • ChiefUniversity of Utah
  • Physician ChampionUniversity of Utah Hospital
  • PhysicianPrivate Practice
    Decatur, IL
  • Asst. DirectorSouthern Illinois University
    Springfield, IL
  • Clinical Assistant ProfessorSouthern Illinois University
    Springfield, IL
  • Blood Transfusion OfficerInstitute of Hematology
    Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Dr. Riaz's Education & Medical Training

  • Southern Illinois UniversitySouthern Illinois UniversityResidency, Neurology
  • Southern Illinois UniversitySouthern Illinois UniversityOther Training, Ph.D., Neuropharmacology
  • King Edward Medical UniversityKing Edward Medical UniversityMedical School
  • Government College of LahoreGovernment College of LahoreOther Training, Bachelors, Pre-Med

Dr. Riaz's Certifications & Licensure

  • WY State Medical LicenseWY State Medical License2013 - 2014
  • UT State Medical LicenseUT State Medical License2004 - 2016
  • American Board of Clinical NeurophysiologyAmerican Board of Clinical NeurophysiologyIntraoperative Monitoring, 2013, Current
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyNeurology, 2003

Dr. Riaz's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, ILDissertation Research AwardSouthern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 1990
  • Southern Illinois University, Springfield, ILPharmacology FellowSouthern Illinois University, Springfield, IL, 1987-1990
  • Government of Punjab, PakistanMerit ScholarshipGovernment of Punjab, Pakistan, 1975-1977

Dr. Riaz's Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Ethanol and neurotransmitter interactions--from molecular to integrative effects.Faingold CL, N'Gouemo P, Riaz A, Prog Neurobiol, 1/1/1998
  • Ethanol withdrawal induces increased firing in inferior colliculus neurons associated with audiogenic seizure susceptibility.Faingold CL, Riaz A., Exp Neurol, 1/1/1995
  • Increased responsiveness of pontine reticular formation neurons associated with audiogenic seizure susceptibility during ethanol withdrawal.Faingold CL, Riaz A., Brain Res, 1/1/1994
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Neuronal Networks in Brain Function: CNS Disorders, and TherapeuticsChapter: Neuronal Network Plasticity and Network Interactions are Critically Dependent on Conditional Multireceptive (CMR) Brain RegionsPage 387 - 402
    Carl L. Faingold, Awais Riaz and James Stittsworth
    Editors: Faingold, CL and Blumenfeld, H.Elsevier
    Edition 1st,2014
  • Virtual Epilepsy Academy (VIREPA)Chapter: Treatment in Newly Diagnosed Patients.
    Benbadis, S and Riaz, A.
    Editors: .International League Against Epilepsy
    2012
  • The Treatment of Epilepsy.Chapter: Lamotrigine.
    Matsuo F., Riaz, A.
    Editors: Shorvon S, Perucca E, Fish D, Dodson E.Blackwell Publishing, Oxford
    2009
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Abstracts/Posters

  • Activation of GABA receptors in the brainstem reticular formation blocks audiogenic seizures during ethanol withdrawal.Faingold CL, Bowen DJ, Riaz A., Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 1/1/1993
  • Corticobasal ganglionic degeneration with white matter changes and positive oligoclonal bands in CSF.Riaz A, Manyam BV, Annual Meeting of American Neurological Association, 1/1/1993
  • Effects of microinjection of excitant amino acid antagonist or GABA agonists into the brainstem reticular formation on audiogenic seizures during ethanol withdrawal.Riaz A, Chakravarty DN, Faingold CL., Soc Neurosci Abstr, 1/1/1992
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Dr. Riaz's Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Hindi/Urdu

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Altius Provider Directory
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • GHI PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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