Abdullah AlQahtani specializes in inherited and noninherited neuromuscular neurological diseases. He treats patients who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (also known as Kennedy disease). He also performs electromyography and neuromuscular ultrasound.
Dr. AlQahtani obtained his medical degree from the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. He also completed an internship and earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and he obtained residency training in neurology at the University Hospitals of Cleveland-Case Western Reserve University and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. After completing a neuromuscular fellowship at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. AlQahtani joined the neurogenetics branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
His research focuses on identification of biomarkers of disease progression in patients with spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy.