Biography

Ghazala Perven, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Dr. Perven earned her medical degree at Dow Medical College in Pakistan, followed by an internship in the Department of Neurology at Civil Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. She then performed a residency in neurology at the University of Toledo in Ohio, where she served as Chief Resident, followed by a two-year fellowship in clinical neurophysiology/epilepsy at the Cleveland Clinic.

Before joining the UT Southwestern epilepsy team, Dr. Perven served as a staff physician and clinical instructor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Toledo. She has also served as a clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

She has lectured on aspects of her field that include antiepileptic drugs and trends in epilepsy care. She is the lead investigator or co-author of research publications on topics including the role of epileptic auras in refractory epilepsy.

Dr. Perven received Excellence in Teaching awards from both the University of Toledo and the Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Dr. Ghazala Perven joined UT Southwestern faculty in 2015. 

Education

Medical School
Dow Medical College, Pakistan (2004)
Residency
The University of Toledo (2012), Neurology
Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2014), Clinical Neurophysiology
Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2015), Epilepsy

Research Interest

  • Epilepsy- comorbids
  • Epilepsy- semiology
  • Epilepsy- surgical intervention and outcomes
  • Neurostimulation

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Comparison of psychiatric comorbidities and impact on quality of life in patients with epilepsy or psychogenic nonepileptic spells.
Abe C, Denney D, Doyle A, Cullum M, Adams J, Perven G, Dave H, Dieppa M, Hays R, Agostini M, Ding K, Epilepsy Behav 2019 Nov 102 106649
Epileptic auras: phenomenology and neurophysiology.
Perven G, So NK Epileptic Disord 2015 Dec 17 4 349-62
The relevance of somatosensory auras in refractory temporal lobe epilepsies.
Perven G, Yardi R, Bulacio J, Najm I, Bingaman W, Gonzalez-Martinez J, Jehi L Epilepsia 2015 Aug
A rare case of intramedullary 'whorling-sclerosing' variant meningioma.
Perven G, Entezami P, Gaudin D Springerplus 2015 4 318
Critical evaluation of the claims made by pharmaceutical companies in drug promotional material in Pakistan.
Rohra DK, Gilani AH, Memon IK, Perven G, Khan MT, Zafar H, Kumar R J Pharm Pharm Sci 2006 9 1 50-9

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2015)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
    University of Toledo (2012)
  • Chief Resident
    University of Toledo (2011)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (2019)
  • American Epilepsy Society (2016)
  • Epilepsy Foundation- Dallas/Fort Worth (2016)
  • American Academy of Neurology (2010)