Dr. Souhel Najjar,
Executive Director/SVP, Neurology Service Line Joined Northwell Health: 11/1/2014 Northwell Health is proud to have Dr. Souhel Najjar as the Executive Director and SVP for the Neurology Service Line. Dr. Najjar is a world-renowned physician, internationally recognized for his clinical, research and teaching expertise, having dedicated his career to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, neuroinflammation-related neuropsychiatric disorders and autoimmune disorders of central nervous system.
Dr. Najjar was featured in the New York Times’ best-selling novel “Brain on Fire,” a memoir written by Susannah Cahalan, a reporter from the New York Post. Dr. Najjar diagnosed Ms. Cahalan with a rare autoimmune disease in which the body was attacking her brain. This illness is now thought to have been the cause of “demonic possessions” throughout history.