The Department of Neurology and Psychiatry will host separate Grand Rounds sessions from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in two locations.
The Neurology program will be held in Lecture Hall 1 in Schwitalla Hall in the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Ghazala Hayat, M.D., will present: "Distal Weakness; Not Always Neuropathy."
Hayat joined the faculty in 1986 and was appointed the director of Neuromuscular Service and the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory. 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.
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 by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is director of Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship and is also director of ALS clinic, which is the only ALSA certified center in the area.
Her 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 laboratory accreditation committees of the American Association of Neuromuscular disorders and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
She has been an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a fellow of American Academy of Neurologists, American Association of Neuromuscular Disorders and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She was nominated as one of America's Best Doctors in 2007, 2008, 2009 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The Psychiatry program will be held in Classroom A in Monteleone Hall. C. Leon McGahee, M.D., will present "DSM-5 Changes and Controversies."
McGahee is board certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry. He received his psychiatric training in New York in the Rockland State Hospital/Columbia University residency program.
His professional career has been divided between clinical practice and teaching, and most recently he served as psychiatric residency training director at the School of Medicine. Now professor emeritus and retired from active practice, McGahee continues to lead various residency seminars, supervise individual residents and participate in other volunteer educational activities.
His interests include clinical diagnosis and management, psychopharmacology, the brain sciences, and the history of psychiatry. In 2008 and 2009 he received the SLU Psychiatry Visiting Faculty Teacher of the Year Award.