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Prominent Neurologist named the Chairman of Neurology at Creighton

Prominent Neurologist named the Chairman of Neurology at Creighton

Creighton University School of Medicine today announced the appointment of Sanjay Singh, M.D., as chairman of the Department of Neurology.

Singh is an internationally known neurologist and a nationally recognized expert in the care of patients with seizures and epilepsy. Patients from Nebraska and several surrounding states see him for the treatment of epilepsy and seizure disorder.

He will be expanding the neurology services at Creighton to provide state-of-the-art care to patients with neurological disorders. He will also be starting the Creighton Epilepsy Center to provide comprehensive care to epilepsy patients in the region.

Singh will become medical director of neurologic services at Creighton University Medical Center, effective Oct. 25, and serve as a neurologist with Creighton Medical Associates and as a professor of neurology with the School of Medicine.

"Dr. Singh is a renowned neurologist, and I am excited to have him join Creighton University’s School of Medicine and Creighton Medical Associates. His vision and abilities will be a driving force for the growth and development of Creighton’s Department of Neurology,” said Rowen Zetterman, M.D., Creighton medical school dean.

Singh has served as program director of the joint Creighton-UNMC neurology residency program since 2008. He has been named teacher of the year more often than any other faculty member in the history of the residency program.

Singh joined the faculty of University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in 2002. He is founder of the Nebraska Epilepsy Center and was vice chairman of education for UNMC’s Department of Neurological Sciences.

During his career, Singh has distinguished himself as a clinician, researcher and teacher and has won many awards.

In 2009, Singh was honored with the prestigious A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award by the American Academy of Neurology. In 2007, he earned the Chancellor’s Gold U Award/Kudos Award from the University of Nebraska Board of Regents for his commitment to improving the lives of epilepsy patients and his contributions to the field of epilepsy.

Singh is a frequent lecturer and author on topics related to his field. He has lectured around the United States and at several international locations. He wrote a highly regarded neurology book that bears his name, “Locatelli and Singh’s Handbook of Neurology.”

He has completed numerous clinical research projects on medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy patients.

Singh is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. He earned his medical degree from M.L.N. Medical College in India, where he was valedictorian. He completed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he was chief resident and recipient of the Platt Award for best neurology resident. He did his fellowship training at Yale University School of Medicine as the Gilbert Glaser Fellow.

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