UAMS Department of Neurology Adds Specialists in Movement Disorders and Epilepsy

By Linda Satter

Boddu, a fellowship trained neurologist specializing in movement disorders who is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, is seeing patients in the Movement Disorders Clinic in the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute on the Little Rock campus.

Elkhider, a fellowship-trained neurologist specializing in epilepsy, is seeing adult patients at the UAMS Health Epilepsy and Neurology Clinic in the Freeway Medical Tower, Suite 605, at 5800 W. 10th St. in Little Rock.

“We are thrilled to add Dr. Boddu and Dr. Elkhider to our team of neurological specialists,” said Lee Archer, M.D., chair of the UAMS Department of Neurology. “Their expertise in movement disorders and epilepsy provides UAMS with invaluable resources in these important areas of patient care.”

Boddu came to UAMS from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he completed a two-year clinical fellowship in movement disorders. Previously, he completed his neurology residency, including a year as chief resident, at the University of Missouri at Columbia. He obtained his medical degree in 2015 from Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Secunderabad, India.

Elkhider is board-certified in neurology with expertise in comprehensive management of epilepsy in adults. He completed a clinical fellowship in epilepsy at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Earlier, he completed a neurology residency at UAMS, preceded by a neurology fellowship and a residency in internal medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar/Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar. He earned his medical degree in 2004 from the University of Khartoum in Sudan.

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