Mohammad Abualia, MD

PGY-3 Resident

Biographical Sketch

Mohammad Abualia, MD, is a third-year neurology resident with interests in epilepsy, functional neurological disorders, and general neurology. He is interested in pursuing a fellowship in epilepsy or clinical neurophysiology. His notable honors/awards include the University of Jordan award for summa cum laude graduates, first place at the medical school "Jeopardy", and reaching the final stage at the National Mathematics Olympiad. A fun fact about him is that he enjoyed writing plays and almost sough a career in theatre but loved neurology more. Dr. Abualia decided to come to UPMC for training because mainly loved the people in the program, the city of Pittsburgh, and the wide spectrum of epilepsy seen and treated at UPMC. His favorite residency rotation in residency is the consults service because of his ability to go around the hospital and see different types of pathologies. His interests outside of neurology are graphic design and visual arts, chess, and movies.

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine

Selected Publications

Abualia M, Amarin JZ, Zayed AA. Drug Effects on the Thyroid. N Engl J Med. 2019 Nov 14;381(20):1979-1980. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1912672. PMID: 31722167.

Nawaiseh M, Shaban A, Abualia M, Haddadin R, Nawaiseh Y, AlRyalat SA, Yassin A, Sultan I. Seizures risk factors in sickle cell disease. The cooperative study of sickle cell disease. Seizure. 2021 Jul;89:107-113. doi: 10.1016/j.seizure.2021.05.009. Epub 2021 May 15. Erratum in: Seizure. 2021 Oct;91:521-523. PMID: 34044298.

Poster Presentations

Abualia, M., Mobley B. C., Thompson, R. C., & Clark, S. W.. (April, 2019). Meningioma Mimic: Marginal Zone Dural Lymphoma Poster presented at: The 1st Annual The University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine Scientific Day; Amman, JOR.