Ghazala Hayat, M.D.

Ghazala Hayat, M.D. Ghazala Hayat, M.D.
Professor 
Director of Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
Director of ALS Center
Department of Neurology
Clinical Neurophysiology 
Neuro-muscular Diseases

1438 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 977-4860
hayatm2@slu.edu

Best Doctors 2016

 

Ghazala Hayat, M.D., joined the faculty in 1986 and was appointed the director of Neuromuscular Service and the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory. Dr. Hayat is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and has clinical neurophysiology certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Under Dr. Hayat’s directorship, the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory and Neuromuscular Services have expanded tremendously. Emphasis is given to clinical services, research and training of residents and fellows. The Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory is one of the best in the area and provides the highest quality studies. Special Electrodiagnostic studies, i.e. single fiber EMG, autonomic testing and muscle/nerve biopsies are also performed. Dr. Hayat is director of the Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship and she is also director of the ALS clinic which is the only ALSA certified center in the area.

Dr. Hayat’s interests include peripheral neuropathies, compressive neuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders and electrodiagnostic studies. She has published on various topics in her area of expertise. She has served on the Workshop and Education Committees of the American Association of Neuromuscular Disorders & Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She has been an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Hayat is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurologists, American Association of Neuromuscular Disorders & Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She had been nominated each year for America’s Best Doctors since 2007.

Medical School: 
M.B.B.S. 
King Edward Medical College 
Lahore, Pakistan 
January 1972 – December 1977

Postgraduate Training:

Medical Intern 
Lady Willingdon Hospital 
Lahore Pakistan 
January 1978 – 1979

Coursework in OB/GYN for Diploma in OB/GYN
Lady Willingdon Hospital 
Lahore, Pakistan 
September 1979 – February 1980

Medical Officer in OB/GYN 
Lady Willingdon Hospital
Lahore, Pakistan 
March 1979 – February 1980

Internship
Department of Neurology 
Medical College of Virginia 
Richmond, Virginia 
July 1981 – June 1982

Residency: 
Neurology Residency 
Medical College of Virginia 
Richmond, Virginia 
July 1982 – June 1985

Fellowship: 
Neuromuscular Diseases and EMG 
Medical College of Virginia 
Richmond, Virginia 
July 1985 – June 1986

Board Certification:
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology 
Primary Certification: Neurology 
Recertified 1986

Subspecialty Certification: Neuromuscular Medicine 
Certified 2009

Subspecialty Certification: Clinical Neurophysiology 
Certified 1992, Recertified 2012

Subspecialty Certification: Electrodiagnostic Medicine 
Certified 1987

Abstracts: 
Lu X, Hayat G, Smith K, Phrenic nerve pace maker for isolated Phrenic Neuropathy. Neurology. April, 2010

Arshad, A., Hayat G., Iyadurai, I. Autosomal Recessive Bethlem Myopathy. Muscle and Nerve. October, 2010

Malo B, Kassar D, Hayat G, Iyadurai S. Transthyretin receptor amyloid neuropathy presenting as chronic immune-mediated Demyelinating polyneuropathy. Muscle and Nerve. September, 2012

Alam T J, Iyadurai S, Brink D, Hayat G. Congenital Myopathy with unusual mitochondrial features associated with as 46XX male syndrome. Muscle and Nerve. September, 2012

Wilbanks L, Hayat G. A Case of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Associated with HIV. AAN Meeting, March 2013.

Malo B, Kassar D, Hayat G, Iyadurai S. Transthyretin Receptor Amyloid Neuropathy Presenting as Chronic Immune-Mediated Demyelinating Polyneuropathy. AAN Meeting, March, 2013.

Novel Constitutional Chromosomal Deletion, 4q32.1, in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and Glioblastoma Multiforme. Authors: Amanda Michael, Colin Hirst, Ryan Miller, Miguel Guzman, Ghazala Hayat. Neuro-oncology: Meningioma, Neurofibromatosis, and Other Non-glial Tumors. AAN Meeting April, 2014.

Himanshu Kaulas, Ghazala Hayat, Stanley Iyadurai. Mitochondrial Abnormalities in Dropped Head Syndrome: A Histopathological/Ultrastructural Evaluation. AANEM Meeting, October, 2014.

Grand Rounds and Institutional Presentations: 
“Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies: Heterogeneous Disorders Grouped Together”, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, February, 2015.

“Neuropathies During Pregnancy and Childbirth”, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, September, 2014.

“”ALS – An Orphan Disorder with Hope”, Saint Louis University, June, 2013.

“Myasthenia Gravis”, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, August, 2012.

“Rhabdomyolysis”, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, June, 2012.

Organized and moderated symposium “Neuromuscular Disorders 2011”, October, 2011.

“Acute Weakness”, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, August, 2011.

“Distal Weakness: Not Always Neuropathy”, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, November, 2011.

Research: 
Multi-Center, Randomized Controlled Study of the NeuRx® Diaphragm Pacing System™ (DPS) in Participants with ALS.

Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of CK-2017357 in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Cytokinetics.

A Multi-Center controlled screening trial of Rasagiline in subjects with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

S/C immune globulins as maintenance therapy for Myasthenia Gravis SIMM study. Depression therapy in ALS with SSRI & TCA’s. Funded by RASCALS.

An open label, Multicenter Study to determine the Efficacy and Safety of BG00012 in Subjects with Relapsing, Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.


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