Dr. Bashar Katirji MD Neurologist

Dr. Bashar Katirji is a neurologist in Cleveland, Ohio. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center and University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 29 years. Dr. Katirji accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 20 doctors at University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center and one of 56 at University Hospitals Case Medical Center who specialize in Neurology. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Arabic.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurologist: Neuromuscular Medicine

Clinical Interests: Neuromuscular/neuromuscular disease, Neuromuscular disease EMG ALS muscular dysrophy myasthenia gravis, Neural Conduction, Electrodiagnosis, Motor Neurons, Electromyography, Peripheral Nervous System Diseases, Electric Stimulation, Skeletal Muscle

Education & Medical Training

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency, Neurology, 1981 - 1983

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship, Neuromuscular Medicine, 1983 - 1984

University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine
Class of 1977

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified 29 years in Neurology

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified 22 years in Clinical Neurophysiology

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified 6 years in Neuromuscular Medicine

OH State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Final analysis of the pilot trial of diaphragm pacing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with long-term follow-up: diaphragm pacing positively affects diaphragm respiration.
Onders RP, Elmo M, Kaplan C, Katirji B, Schilz R 2013 12 19

Multiple Muscle Cell Alterations in a Case of Encephalomyopathy.
Fujioka H, Tandler B, Rosca M, McCandless SE, Katirji B, Cohen ML, Rapisuwon S, Hoppel CL 2013 10 17

Fulminant idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
Shaikh, A. G.,Bates, J. H.,Yeates, S. W.,Katirji, B.,Devereaux, M. W.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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