Taqi Zafar, M.D., Joins UAMS Health as an Epilepsy Specialist

By Linda Satter

“We are the only adult Level 4 Epilepsy Program in the state, and the addition of Dr. Zafar will help us expand this critically important service to more Arkansans,” said Robert Archer, M.D., chairman of the Department of Neurology in the UAMS College of Medicine.

Zafar joins UAMS as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology’s adult epilepsy program. He will be seeing patients at the UAMS Health Epilepsy and Neurology Clinic at the Freeway Medical Tower at 5800 W. 10th St. in Little Rock.

He obtained his doctorate in 2008 at Shifa College of Medicine in Islamabad, Pakistan. He completed a neurology residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y., followed by an epilepsy fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

His humanitarian work has included volunteering in 2005 at an earthquake relief camp in a rural clinic in Pakistan, and providing free medical care for poor people in Islamabad, Pakistan, from March 2009 through October 2010 under the banner of Shifa International Hospitals.

To schedule an appointment with Zafar, contact 501-686-7237.

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