Ahmad Alhourani, MD

Neurosurgery Resident

Department of Neurological Surgery

220 Abraham Flexner Way, Suite 1500

Dr. Ahmad Alhourani graduated from the University of Jordan Medical School with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 2013. Later he joined the Brain modulation lab at the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 under the direction of Dr. Mark Richardson. He initially studied synaptic protein changes in temporal lobe epilepsy using immunohistochemistry and multilabel, immunofluorescence confocal microscopy in temporal lobe epilepsy in collaboration with Dr. Kenneth Fish. Afterwards, Dr. Alhourani transitioned into studying cognitive processing in the cortical-basal ganglia circuits through human electrophysiology recordings in movement disorder patients.

Since joining the neurosurgery residency program at the University of Louisville, Dr. Alhourani has continued his work in human electrophysiology and was awarded a research fellowship from the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) for his project studying inhibitory control in the subthalamic nucleus.

Dr. Alhourani’s publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine’s publication database.