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    Said R Beydoun, MD

    TitleProfessor of Clinical Neurology
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentNeurology
    AddressHCT 3000
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9405
    Phone+1 323 442 6085
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      TitleProgram Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

      TitleDivision Chief, Neuromuscular Disorders


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      Dr. Beydoun is a nationally-recognized neurologist who advocates an integrated approach to clinical diagnosis, neurophysiologic testing, and treatment options for patients with neuromuscular diseases. Dr. Beydoun is director of the USC Neuromuscular Division. He leads the ACGME-accredited Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, which trains three physicians each year. As a principal investigator, Dr. Beydoun has participated in various research clinical trials. His clinical and research areas of expertise are in the fields of neuropathy, diabetic neuropathies, neuropathic pain and immune-mediated neuromuscular disorders, such as CIDP, Multifocal Motor Neuropathy and Myasthenia Gravis. He has been published in several scientific journals on topics related to neuromuscular diseases and neuropathies. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is a member of the advisory board and the scientific committee of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California. He holds board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Pain Medicine, and Neuromuscular Medicine. He is also certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.


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      1. Gevorgyan AG, Shah A, Beydoun S. Utility of Neurological Imaging in Sensory Variant of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy: A Case Report. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2017 Mar; 18(3):157-159. PMID: 28221307.
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      2. Rison RA, Shepphird JK, Beydoun S. When to write a neurology case report. J Med Case Rep. 2016; 10(1):92. PMID: 27048244.
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      3. Tran AT, Rison RA, Beydoun S. Disulfiram neuropathy: two case reports. J Med Case Rep. 2016; 10(1):72. PMID: 27029711.
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      4. Rison RA, Beydoun S. Paraproteinemic neuropathy: a practical review. BMC Neurol. 2016; 16(1):13. PMID: 26821540.
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      5. Shah A, Rison RA, Beydoun S. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Manifesting as Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies: A Case Report. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2015 Dec; 17(2):78-83. PMID: 26583495.
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      6. Chilingaryan A, Rison RA, Beydoun S. Misdiagnosis of inclusion body myositis: two case reports and a retrospective chart review. J Med Case Rep. 2015; 9(1):169. PMID: 26268316.
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      7. Mora JR, Rison RA, Beydoun S. Chiari malformation type I with cervicothoracic syringomyelia masquerading as bibrachial amyotrophy: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2015; 9(1):11. PMID: 25622641.
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      8. Beydoun S, Gong H, Ashikian N, Rison RA. Myasthenia gravis associated with invasive malignant thymoma: two case reports and a review of the literature. J Med Case Rep. 2014; 8:340. PMID: 25312448.
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      9. Hahn AF, Beydoun S, Lawson V. A controlled trial of intravenous immunoglobulin in multifocal motor neuropathy. J Peripher Nerv Syst. 2013 Dec; 18(4):321-30. PMID: 24725024.
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      10. Harutunian GM, Beydoun S, Rison RA. Kennedy disease misdiagnosed as polymyositis: a case report. BMC Res Notes. 2013; 6:389. PMID: 24073646.
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      11. Beydoun S, Cho J. Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy: two cases of difficult diagnosis. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2013 Sep; 15(1):28-33. PMID: 23965407.
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      12. Johl HK, Olshansky A, Beydoun S, Rison RA. Cervicothoracic spinal cord and pontomedullary injury secondary to high-voltage electrocution: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2012; 6(1):296. PMID: 22974044.
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      13. Beydoun S, Muir J, Apelian RG, Go JL, Lin FP. Clinical and imaging findings in three patients with advanced inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy associated with nerve root hypertrophy. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2012 Mar; 13(3):105-12. PMID: 22538304.
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      14. Rison RA, Beydoun S. Bilateral phrenic neuropathies in a diabetic patient responsive to intravenous immunoglobulin: a case report. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2011 Nov; 113(9):788-91. PMID: 21906870.
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      15. Rison RA, Beydoun S. Delayed cervicobulbar neuronopathy and myokymia after head and neck radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a case report. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2011 Mar; 12(3):147-52. PMID: 21321494.
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      16. Beydoun S, Wang J, Levine RL, Farvid A. Emotional stress as a trigger of myasthenic crisis and concomitant takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a case report. J Med Case Reports. 2010; 4:393. PMID: 21129175.
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      17. Rison RA, Beydoun S. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-motor neuron disease, monoclonal gammopathy, hyperparathyroidism, and B12 deficiency: case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Reports. 2010; 4:298. PMID: 20809955.
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      18. Beydoun S, Shatzmiller RA. Chronic immune-mediated demyelinating polyneuropathy in the setting of cetuximab treatment. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2010 Dec; 112(10):900-2. PMID: 20685033.
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      19. Rison RA, Beydoun S. Teaching Video NeuroImages: tongue myokymia following head and neck radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Neurology. 2009 Apr 7; 72(14):e65. PMID: 19349595.
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      20. Beydoun S, Sykes SN, Ganguly G, Lee TS. Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies: description of seven patients without known family history. Acta Neurol Scand. 2008 Apr; 117(4):266-72. PMID: 17922888.
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      21. Beydoun S, Alarcón F, Mangat S, Wan Y. Long-term safety and tolerability of oxcarbazepine in painful diabetic neuropathy. Acta Neurol Scand. 2007 Apr; 115(4):284-8. PMID: 17286624.
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      22. Dogra S, Beydoun S, Mazzola J, Hopwood M, Wan Y. Oxcarbazepine in painful diabetic neuropathy: a randomized, placebo-controlled study. Eur J Pain. 2005 Oct; 9(5):543-54. PMID: 16139183.
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