Dr. Pongkiat Kankirawatana MD Neurologist

Dr. Pongkiat Kankirawatana is a neurologist in Birmingham, Alabama and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including The Children's Hospital of Alabama and University of Alabama Hospital. He received his medical degree from Siriraj Medical School/Mahidol University and has been in practice for 30 years. Dr. Kankirawatana accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 10 doctors at The Children's Hospital of Alabama and one of 30 at University of Alabama Hospital who specialize in Neurology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Thai.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurologist: Epilepsy, Neurophysiology, Child Neurology

Hospital Affiliation

The Children's Hospital of Alabama

University of Alabama Hospital
Ranked #30 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Other Languages Spoken

  • Thai

Education & Medical Training

Jersey City Medical Center
Residency, Pediatrics, 1986–1989

University of North Carolina Hospitals
Fellowship, Child Neurology, 1989–1992

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology, 1992–1993

Siriraj Medical School/Mahidol University
Class of 1984

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology
Certified 9 years

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 25 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified 20 years in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified 0 years in Epilepsy

AL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Lymphatic malformation of the tongue with coexisting intractable epilepsy treated with corpus callosotomy: a case report.
Griessenauer, C. J.,Bilal, M.,Kankirawatana, P.,Kulbersh, B.,Tubbs, R. S.,Rozzelle, C.

Pretreatment EEG in childhood absence epilepsy: associations with attention and treatment outcome.
Dlugos D , Shinnar S , Cnaan A , Hu F , Moshe S , Mizrahi E , Masur D , Sogawa Y , Le Pichon JB , Levine C , Hirtz D , Clark P , Adamson PC , Glauser T

Magnetic source imaging (MSI) in children with neocortical epilepsy: Surgical outcome association with 3D post-resection analysis.
Kim, H.,Kankirawatana, P.,Killen, J.,Harrison, A.,Oh, A.,Rozzelle, C.,Blount, J.,Knowlton, R.

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Insurances Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Alabama PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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