Dr. Bashar Katirji is the Director of the Neuromuscular Center and Electromyography (EMG) laboratory at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Professor of Neurology and at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He also served as the Director of the Neuromuscular fellowship training program from 1991 till 2021.
Dr. Katirji has published extensively is continually active in teaching and clinical research in the field of Neuromuscular Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He has authored more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than 50 chapters in neurologic textbooks.
Dr. Katirji has authored an EMG textbook, Electromyography in Clinical Practice, now in its third edition and co-authored the textbook, Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice, a widely utilized reference text in the US and abroad, now in its second edition. Dr. Katirji also co-authored a Nerve Conduction Study manual for trainees and technologists, a book on Stiff Person Syndromes and Related Disorders and a recent Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine Board Review book. He has directed and lectured in numerous continuing medical education courses on neuromuscular disorders and electrodiagnostic testing at the American Academy of Neurology and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine annual meetings, as well as many other international associations' seminars. He is a reviewer for many U.S. and international neurologic peer-reviewed journals.
He is a fellow of the American Neurological Association, American College of Physicians, and American Academy of Neurology. He has received many awards including the Distinguished Physicians Award, the Robert B. Daroff teaching Award and the Dennis M. Landis teaching Award. He has been voted one of the TOP DOCTORS in America yearly from 1994 through 2023.