Dr. Carine Azar

Specialty:

Specialist Neurologist

Profile:

Dr Carine Azar is a Neurologist with special interest in management of headaches (migraines, cluster headaches, other), neurophysiology (nerve conduction studies, electromyography and evoked potentials), peripheral nerve disorders, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease and dystonia and botulinum toxin injections in Neurology.

Dr Azar graduated from Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon and conducted her specialist training in Neurology at Hotel Dieu De France in Lebanon and at Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, the reference center for Neurologic disorders.

Dr Azar was awarded the Diploma of Specialized Medical Training from the University of Paris Diderot in France and the diploma of Clinical Neurophysiological Explorations from Sorbonne University in Paris, France and the Diploma of Botulinum toxin for movement disorders and for migraine from Clermont-Ferrand University, France.

Dr Azar has also been an eminent academician, attending and presenting posters and conferences in many congresses around the world such as the European Academy of Neurology congress in Oslo in 2019, the World Congress of Neurology in Dubai in 2019 and the JNLF (Journées de Neurologie de Langue Française) in France in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and online in 2020.

She also has publications in European and international journals and is a member of several neurology and neurophysiology societies.

Dr Azar was also throughout her studies a member of many humanitarian associations (Heartbeat, ALISEP, Epsilon)

She is fluent in Arabic, French and English.

Credentials:
  • General Medicine and Neurology diploma from Saint Joseph University, Beirut Lebanon
  • Diploma of Specialized Medical Training, Neurology Residency Program from Paris Diderot (Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital Paris)
  • Certified in Neurophysiology, ENMG and evoked potentials (Neurophysiology Diploma from Sorbonne University, Paris, France)
  • Certified for Botulinum toxin for movement disorders and for migraine (Diploma from Clermont-Ferrand University, France)
Clinical Expertise:
  • Headache disorders, Migraine, Cluster Headache, Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Peripheral disorders (Peripheral neuropathies, diabetic neuropathy, demyelinating neuropathy and Guillain Barré syndrome, muscle disorders, neuromuscular junction disorders such as Myasthenia Gravis and Lambert Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), motor neuron disorders, pain disorders, genetic and metabolic disorders with implication of the peripheral nervous system, pain management)
  • Multiple Sclerosis management and other CNS inflammatory diseases (NMO, MOG)
  • Movement disorders such as tremor, dystonia, chorea, myoclonus.
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Facial palsy and complications
  • Autoimmune encephalitis and paraneoplastic disorders
  • Seizure disorders, such as epilepsy and convulsions
  • Neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Gait and balance disorders
  • Memory and behavioral disorders
  • Spinal cord disorders
Certifications and Professional Memberships:
  • Member of the international Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
  • Member of the International Neurotoxin Association (Botulinum Toxin)
  • Member of the European Academy of Neurology

Services Offered:

  • Nerve conduction studies, Electromyography (EMG), Evoked potentials
  • Botulinum Toxin injection for migraine and movement disorders (cervical dystonia, hand, leg dystonia), eye and/or facial spasms, and neurologically related spasticity (with possible ultrasonography and/or EMG)
  • Lumbar punctures
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Languages:

Arabic, English, French