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Meriem K. Bensalem-Owen, MD, FANA, FACNS

Director, Epilepsy Program


  • 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


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

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.

Bensalem-Owen specializes in the care of adults with epilepsy with a special focus on treatments of drug-resistant epilepsy. She has 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.

Related Links

UK Neurology Comprehensive Epilepsy Program