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Practice areas

  • Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
  • Neurology

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Neurology
Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Clinic information

For an appointment or assistance call 859-257-1000 or 800-333-8874 (toll free)

Clinical interests

  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Responsive Neurostimulation
  • Special Consideration in Women with Epilepsy
  • Treatments of Drug Resistant Epilepsy



Université d' Alger, Alger, Algeria


Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington


Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Additional information


My name is Meriem K. Bensalem-Owen; I received my medical degree from the Université d' Alger, Algiers, Algeria. I then completed a fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. I am board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology.

I am a fellow of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society and a fellow of the American Neurological Association. I am a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society and honorary member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. I received several teaching awards including the Abraham Flexner Master Educator Award and the Champions in Health Award by the Epilepsy Foundation Kentuckiana.

I specialize in the care of adults with epilepsy with a special focus on treatments of drug-resistant epilepsy. I have a special interest in planning for epilepsy surgery in potential candidates and responsive neuro-stimulation as well as caring for women with epilepsy during their reproductive years.


Research Publications on NCBI PubMed

Related links

UK Neurology

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program