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Practice areas

  • Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
  • Neurology

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Neurology
Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Clinic information

Clinical interests

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

Education

Degree

Université d' Alger, Alger, Algeria

Residency

Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Fellowship

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

Profile

Meriem K. Bensalem-Owen, MD, is the director of the UK epilepsy progam. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology and neurology. Bensalem-Owen specializes in the care of adults with epilepsy with a special focus on the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. She has special interests in planning for epilepsy surgery in potential candidates and in responsive neuro-stimulation as well as in caring for women with epilepsy during their reproductive years.

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