Dr. Mohamad Istanboli

Consultant - Neurology
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Dr. Mohamad Istanboli, MD, is a Consultant Neurologist at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

With over a decade of experience, he performs procedures in the neurophysiology lab and serves patients in neurological clinics and inpatient settings. He received his training in neurology from the State University of New York, USA, and holds four American board certifications in neurology, vascular neurology, sleep medicine and neuroimaging.

Having served in numerous hospitals across the USA since 2004, his latest positions include being a lead consultant neurologist in Kentucky’s largest healthcare group. Additionally, Dr. Istalboli conducted basic research on VEGF expressions in eyes under low oxygenation conditions, which is relevant to the treatment of stroke and ischemic heart disease.

Furthermore, Dr. Istalboli has attended many international conferences, and workshops and has conducted lectures at worldwide conferences. His areas of special interest include the medical education of junior doctors, residents and students.

Doctor can help with

  • Vascular neurology
  • Sleep medicine
  • Neuroradiology


  • Member - American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Licences and certifications

  • Licensed, American Board in Neurology
  • Licensed, American Board in Vascular Neurology
  • Licensed, American Board in Sleep Medicine
  • Certification for Neuroimaging - United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties

Training and work experience

  • Consultant & Chair of Department, Neurology

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SMCC), UAE

  • Program Director, Neurology Residency

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SMCC), UAE

  • Senior Consultant, Neurology & Sleep Medicine

    Suleiman Al Habib Hospital, KSA

  • Consultant, Neurology

    St. Joseph Hospital, USA

  • Consultant, Neurology

    Lexington Clinic, USA

  • Consultant, Neurology

    VA Medical Center, USA

  • Chief Resident, Neurology

    State University of New York (SUNY), USA

  • Neurology Residency

    State University of New York (SUNY), USA


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)

    University of Aleppo, Syria
  • Internal Medicine

    Medical College of Georgia, USA

Awards and recognitions

  • Department of Health (DoH), UAE

  • Teacher of the Year Award

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