Dr. Aqeela Hussain Alhashim

Doctor Aqeela Hussain, Pediatric neurology consultant at the Saudi German Hospital, Riyadh.
Specialized in Electroencephalogram interpretation & Lumbar puncture.
Has 15 years of experience in treating epilepsy, headache, developmental delay, hypotonia, neuromuscular condition, movement disorder, dystonia, cerebral palsy, rare neurogenetic disorders & ataxia.
Licensed by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.

Doctor can help with

  • Tingling or numbness in extremities
  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulties in movements/walking
  • Convulsions
  • Change in the speech pattern
  • Headache
  • Partial facial paralysis
  • Dizziness & vomiting
  • Blurry vision
  • Arm numbness & inability to lift it
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Tremor or shaking arms or legs

Professional Journey

  • Consultant pediatric neurologist/Neurogeneticist. KFMC. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • 2015-2016

    Neurogenetics clinical and research fellow. Sick Kids. Toronto, ON, Canada.

  • 2010-2015

    Pediatric neurology residency. Sick Kids. Toronto, ON, Canada.

  • 2008-2010

    Associate consultant pediatric neurology. King Fahad Medical City. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • 2003-2008

    Pediatrics residency - King Fahad National Guard Hospital. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Canadian neurogenetic fellowship.

  • Fellow of Royal College of Physician and Surgeon of Canada in child neurology (FRCPC).

  • Canadian board of pediatric neurology.

  • Saudi board of pediatrics ( SBP).

  • Arab board of pediatrics (CABP).

  • Fellow of Royal College of Physician and Surgeon of Canada in child neurology (FRCPC).

  • Saudi pediatric neurology association International childhood of neurology association American academy of neurology


  • 2022

    El-Hattab-Alkuraya syndrome caused by biallelic WDR45B pathogenic variants: further delination of the phenotype and genotype. Mohammed Almannai, Dana Marafi, Aqeela Alhashim (contributing Author). Clinc Genet.(2022) March23.doi: 10.1111/cge.14132.

  • 2021

    Mutations in TP73 cause impaired mucociliary clearance and lissencephaly. Julia Wallmeier, Aqeela Alhashim (contributing Author). The American Journal of Human Genetics (2021) Jul 1;108(7):1318- 1329.

  • 2021

    Neurological and extra-neurological clinical spectrum observed in pediatric patients with EMC1 gene variants identified by whole-exome sequencing. Abdul Ali Peer- Zada, Aqeela AlHashim (contributing Author)., JBC Genetics (2021); 4(2): 93-99.

  • 2021

    GRM7 mutation associated with developmental delay reduces mGlu7 expression and produces neurological phenotypes. Nicole Fischer, Aqeela Alhashim (second author) JCI Insight (2021) ;6(4):e143324.

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