Irfan S. Sheikh joined UT Southwestern in 2023. 

His clinical interests include transitional care epilepsy and he serves as the Director for the Adult Tuberous Sclerosis program, critical care EEG and working with quantitive EEG analysis. 

His research interests include EEG/Epilepsy education at the fellow and neurology resident level, QEEG and ICU EEG, and transitional care epilepsy. He also works closely with the Quality Informatics Subcommittee, part of the American Academy of Neurology in exploring and educating members on the use of new technologies such as Aritifical Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing in quality improvement.

Dr Sheikh currently serves as the Director of the Adult Tuberous Sclerosis program and hopes to establish a comprehensive care clinic for patients with Advanced Genetic Epilepsies in the Dallas area. 


Medical School
Zhejiang University School of Medicine (2014)
University of Toledo (2021), Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital (2022), Clinical Neurophysiology
Massachusetts General Hospital (2023), Epilepsy

Research Interest

  • Artificial Intelligence - Natural Language Processing
  • Critical Care EEG/QEEG
  • EEG/Epilepsy Education
  • Quality Informatics
  • Transitional Care Epilepsy


Implications of Large Language Models for Quality and Efficiency of Neurologic Care: Emerging Issues in Neurology
Moura L, Jones DT, Sheikh IS, Murphy S, Kalfin M, Kummer BR, Weathers AL, Grinspan ZM, Silsbee HM, Jones LK, Patel AD Neurology 2024 Jun 102 e209497
EEG findings in a pediatric patient with 3q29 microdeletion syndrome
Sheikh IS, Nascimento FA, Waite SR, Lam AD Epileptic Disorders 2024 Feb 26 151-153
The online educational tool “Roadmap to EEGs” significantly improved trainee performance in recognizing EEG patterns
Sheikh IS, Katyal R, Hadjinicolaou A, Bibby BM, Olandoski M, Nascimento FA, Beniczky S Epileptic Disorders 2024
Improving Neurology Clinical Care with Natural Language Processing Tools
Ge W, Rice HJ, Sheikh IS, Westover MB, Weathers AL, Jones LK, Moura L Neurology 2023 Nov 101 1010-1018
Evaluating adult care in Dravet syndrome upon transferring from pediatrics in the U.S.: A caregiver-based survey study
Nascimento FA, Hood V, Yap SV, Sheikh IS, Anne Meskis M, Thiele EA Epilepsy and Behavior 2023 Oct 147
Competency-based epilepsy training: A comparison between U.S.-based milestones and ILAE curriculum
Gogou M, Sheikh IS, Tamula OR, Katyal R, Beniczky S, Nascimento FA Epileptic Disorders 2023 Aug 25 586-589
Focal cortical dysplasia IIb: Near-continuous rhythmic fast spike burst pattern on intracranial EEG with atypical electroclinical-clinical semiology
Sheikh IS, Nascimento FA, Misra A, Lang-Orsini M, Cole AJ, Richardson RM, Cash SS Epileptic Disorders 2023 Apr 25 274-277
Implications of stimulus-induced, rhythmic, periodic, or ictal discharges (SIRPIDs) in hospitalized patients
Martinez P, Sheikh I, Westover MB, Zafar SF Frontiers in Neurology 2023 Jan 13
EEG-based grading of immune effector cell-associated neurotoxicity syndrome
Jones DK, Eckhardt CA, Sun H, Tesh RA, Malik P, Quadri S, Firme MS, van Sleuwen M, Jain A, Fan Z, Jing J, Ge W, Nascimento FA, Sheikh IS, Jacobson C, Frigault M, Kimchi EY, Cash SS, Lee JW, Dietrich J, Westover MB Scientific reports 2022 Dec 12
Roadmap to EEGs: video-based e-learning modules addressing clinical EEG reading
Sheikh IS, Katyal R, Hadjinicolaou A, Nascimento FA, Beniczky S Epileptic Disorders 2022 Dec 24 1132-1138


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Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Outstanding Neurology Resident of the Year Award
    The University of Toledo Neurology Residency Program (2021)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Epilepsy Society (2021)
  • Epileptic Disorders Journal Internship Program (2022-2023)
  • Neurology Minute Podcast - AAN (2023)
  • Quality Informatics Subcommittee - American Academy Neurology (2023)
  • Young Epilepsy Section - ILAE (2023)