Dr. Jehan Suleiman is Consultant Pediatric Neurologist at ACPN. Graduating in medicine in 1996 from University of Jordan, she completed her Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology specialization at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Australia in 2004 and 2011 respectively. She attained a fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology in 2012. Rounding out her education and training in pediatrics, she completed PhD in Medicine for autoimmune epilepsy in childhood from the University of Sydney in 2013. She has subspecialist training in Epilepsy and Neuroimmunology Research Fellowship in Australia. Dr. Sulieman is a licensed pediatric neurologist from DoH, Abu Dhabi and AHPRA, Australia.
Moving to the UAE in 2013, she joined the Department of Pediatrics at UAE University as Assistant Professor focused on academics and research as well as clinical roles. Taking on the role of Consultant and Division Chief Pediatric Neurologist at Tawam Hospital from 2015 to 2022, she was promoted to Adjunct Associate Professor in Pediatrics from UAE University in 2017. As a team lead, her role involved oversight of departmental functions in outpatient, inpatient and diagnostics for pediatrics while also managing academic teaching and liaison.
Dr. Suleiman devotes herself to giving the best care to children with neurological disorders including general neurology, neuroimmunology, neurogenetic and neurodevelopmental disorders, motor disorders, cerebral palsy, stroke, neuromuscular disorders, as well as headache and epilepsy. She has special interest and expertise in areas of neuroimmunology including pediatric multiple sclerosis and complex epilepsy and its management including medications, ketogenic diet, and vagus nerve stimulation. She has academic and research interests in the field of pediatric neuroimmunology and neurogenetics with many publications in high impact journals, and a syndrome named after her in recognition of discovering this syndrome’s key characteristics (Suleiman-El-Hattab Syndrome or SULEHS). She is a speaker on many international and national conferences on pediatric neurology, and a reviewer for many distinguished journals including a role in the editorial board of Frontiers Pediatrics and Frontiers Neurology.
Languages: English, Arabic