Assistant Professor, Neurology
Dr. Abdennadher received an MD from the Medical School of Tunis in Tunisia in 2008 and completed neurosurgery residency in Tunisia and France in 2010. Then she moved to Boston, Massachusetts and worked on a study about cardiorespiratory changes in patients at higher risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University in 2011. Following her passion for treating epilepsy and improving health in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy (uncontrolled seizures), she completed a neurology residency at the University of Texas at Dell Medical School in Austin in 2017, then fellowships in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the National Institute of Neurological disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health in 2019. She became an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University Medical Center in 2019.
Dr. Abdennadher is a board certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist, expert in treating patients with epilepsy, with a focus on drug-resistant epilepsy and uncontrolled seizures, neuroimaging of epilepsy, seizure focus localization and epilepsy surgery. Her research focuses on neurophysiologic and brain imaging methods to localize seizure focus in drug-resistant focal epilepsy. She is particularly interested in non-invasive MRI methods to define seizure zone. Her goal is to improve seizure control and quality of life in patients whose seizures don’t respond to medications and who may benefit from surgical treatment.
- PUBLISHED ON 10/7/2021: Al-Faraj AO, Abdennadher M, Pang TD. Diagnosis and Management of Status Epilepticus. Semin Neurol. 2021 10; 41(5):483-492. PMID: 34619776.
- PUBLISHED ON 10/7/2021: Abdennadher M, Saxena A, Pavlova MK. Evaluation and Management of First-Time Seizure in Adults. Semin Neurol. 2021 10; 41(5):477-482. PMID: 34619775.
- PUBLISHED ON 3/24/2021: Lin L, Al-Faraj A, Ayub N, Bravo P, Das S, Ferlini L, Karakis I, Lee JW, Mukerji SS, Newey CR, Pathmanathan J, Abdennadher M, Casassa C, Gaspard N, Goldenholz DM, Gilmore EJ, Jing J, Kim JA, Kimchi EY, Ladha HS, Tobochnik S, Zafar S, Hirsch LJ, Westover MB, Shafi MM. Electroencephalographic Abnormalities are Common in COVID-19 and are Associated with Outcomes. Ann Neurol. 2021 05; 89(5):872-883. PMID: 33704826.
- PUBLISHED ON 2/15/2021: Abdennadher M, Inati S, Soldatos A, Norato G, Baker EH, Thurm A, Bartolini L, Masvekar R, Theodore W, Bielekova B, Porter FD, Dang Do AN. Seizure phenotype in CLN3 disease and its relation to other neurologic outcome measures. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2021 07; 44(4):1013-1020. PMID: 33550636.
- PUBLISHED ON 7/21/2020: Anand P, Al-Faraj A, Sader E, Dashkoff J, Abdennadher M, Murugesan R, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Daneshmand A. Seizure as the presenting symptom of COVID-19: A retrospective case series. Epilepsy Behav. 2020 11; 112:107335. PMID: 32739397.
- PUBLISHED ON 6/3/2020: Cervantes-Arslanian A, Lau KHV, Anand P, Shulman JG, Ford T, Takahashi C, Daneshmand A, Nguyen TN, Suchdev K, Abdennadher M, Saxena A, Macone A, Perloff MD, Zhu S, Greer DM. Rapid Dissemination of Protocols for Managing Neurology Inpatients with COVID-19. Ann Neurol. 2020 08; 88(2):211-214. PMID: 32395831.
- PUBLISHED ON 12/17/2017: Badran A, Bartolini L, Ksendzovsky A, Ray-Chaudhury A, Abdennadher M, Zaghloul KA, Inati SK. Transient postictal blindness after a focal posterior cingulate gyrus seizure. Seizure. 2018 01; 54:58-60. PMID: 29275288.
- PUBLISHED ON 7/17/2017: Latreille V, Abdennadher M, Dworetzky BA, Ramel J, White D, Katz E, Zarowski M, Kothare S, Pavlova M. Nocturnal seizures are associated with more severe hypoxemia and increased risk of postictal generalized EEG suppression. Epilepsia. 2017 09; 58(9):e127-e131. PMID: 28714130.
- PUBLISHED ON 2/19/2014: Pavlova M, Abdennadher M, Singh K, Katz E, Llewellyn N, Zarowsky M, White DP, Dworetzky BA, Kothare SV. Advantages of respiratory monitoring during video-EEG evaluation to differentiate epileptic seizures from other events. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Mar; 32:142-4. PMID: 24561659.
- PUBLISHED ON 10/17/2013: Pavlova M, Singh K, Abdennadher M, Katz ES, Dworetzky BA, White DP, Llewellyn N, Kothare SV. Comparison of cardiorespiratory and EEG abnormalities with seizures in adults and children. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Dec; 29(3):537-41. PMID: 24140516.