The department of neurology and psychiatry will host Joint Grand Rounds from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, in Lecture Hall 1 of Schwitalla Hall at the School of Medicine. (Entrance is only through the Learning Resource Center (LRC).
Speakers Ghazala Hayat, M.D., and Laurence Kinsella, M.D., will give a joint presentation, "Acute Weaknesses" for both divisions of neurology and psychiatry.
Ghazala Hayat, M.D., joined the faculty in 1986 and was appointed the director of Neuromuscular Service and the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory. Dr. Hayat graduated from King Edward Medical College in Pakistan in 1977. She finished her neurology residency at the Medical College Virginia in 1985. The following year she pursued a fellowship in neuromuscular diseases and electrodiagnostic medicine at the same institution.
Dr. Hayat is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has clinical neurophysiology certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Under Dr. Hayat's directorship, the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory and Neuromuscular Services have expanded tremendously. Emphasis is given to clinical services, research and training of residents and fellows. The Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory is one of the best in the area and provides the highest quality studies. Special electrodiagnostic studies, i.e. single fiber EMG, autonomic testing and muscle/nerve biopsies are also performed. Dr. Hayat is director of Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship and is also director of the ALS clinic which is the only ALSA certified center in the area.
Dr. Hayat's interests include peripheral neuropathies, compressive neuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders and electrodiagnostic studies. She has published on various topics in her area of expertise. She has served on the education workshop and education committees of the American Association of Neuromuscular Disorders and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She has been an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurologists, American Association of Neuromuscular Disorders and Electrodiagnostic medicine. She was nominated America's Best Doctors in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Dr. Hayat sees patients at the Doctor's Office Building.
Dr. Kinsella is board certified in internal medicine, neurology and electrodiagnostic medicine. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Neurology and American College of Physicians. He completed an internal medicine residency at St. John's Mercy in St. Louis, a neurology residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a neuromuscular/EMG fellowship at Columbia University in New York. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Neurology at Saint Louis University and Medical Director of SSM Neurosciences Institute and the Autonomic Laboratory.
Dr Kinsella's interests include peripheral neuropathy, autonomic disorders, headache, vestibular disorders and drug interactions. He was awarded the 2009 Teacher of the Year by the U.S. Psychiatric Congress and received the Resident's Teaching Award in 2006 from Saint Louis University. He has been selected as a "Best Doctors in the U.S." since 2005.