Myriam Abdennadher, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurology

Myriam Abdennadher


Dr. Abdennadher received an MD from the Medical School of Tunis in Tunisia in 2008 and completed neurosurgery residency in Tunisia and France in 2010. Then she moved to Boston, Massachusetts and worked on a study about cardiorespiratory changes in patients at higher risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University in 2011. Following her passion for treating epilepsy and improving health in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy (uncontrolled seizures), she completed a neurology residency at the University of Texas at Dell Medical School in Austin in 2017, then fellowships in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the National Institute of Neurological disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health in 2019. She became an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University Medical Center in 2019.

Dr. Abdennadher is a board certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist, expert in treating patients with epilepsy, with a focus on drug-resistant epilepsy and uncontrolled seizures, neuroimaging of epilepsy, seizure focus localization and epilepsy surgery. Her research focuses on neurophysiologic and brain imaging methods to localize seizure focus in drug-resistant focal epilepsy. She is particularly interested in non-invasive MRI methods to define seizure zone. Her goal is to improve seizure control and quality of life in patients whose seizures don’t respond to medications and who may benefit from surgical treatment.


  • Published on 6/17/2024

    Abdennadher M, Jacobellis S, Václavu L, Juttukonda M, Inati S, Goldstein L, van Osch MJP, Rosen B, Hua N, Theodore W. Water exchange across the blood-brain barrier and epilepsy: Review on pathophysiology and neuroimaging. Epilepsia Open. 2024 Jun 17. PMID: 38884502.

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  • Published on 10/18/2023

    Abdennadher M, Inati SK, Rahhal S, Khan O, Bartolini L, Thurm A, Theodore W, Miller JS, Porter FD, Bianconi S. Characterization of seizures and EEG findings in creatine transporter deficiency due to SLC6A8 mutation. Am J Med Genet A. 2024 Feb; 194(2):337-345. PMID: 37850681.

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  • Published on 8/15/2023

    Abdennadher M, Patel S, Dembny K, Edalatpour R, Weinberg J, Bartolini L, Ganesh A, Singhal D. Work, Parenting, and Well-being: An International Survey of Neurologists During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Neurol Clin Pract. 2023 Oct; 13(5):e200176. PMID: 37599703.

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  • Published on 8/10/2023

    Recio SZ, Abdennadher M. Intractable hiccups after VNS implantation: a case report. BMC Neurol. 2023 Aug 10; 23(1):297. PMID: 37563736.

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  • Published on 5/9/2023

    Rentzeperis F, Abdennadher M, Snyder K, Dembny K, Abdollahi S, Zaghloul KA, Talagala L, Theodore WH, Inati SK. Lateralization of interictal temporal lobe hypoperfusion in lesional and non-lesional temporal lobe epilepsy using arterial spin labeling MRI. Epilepsy Res. 2023 Jul; 193:107163. PMID: 37187039.

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  • Published on 4/12/2023

    Dupre AE, Cronin MFM, Schmugge S, Tate S, Wack A, Prescott BR, Li C, Auerbach S, Suchdev K, Al-Faraj A, He W, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Abdennadher M, Saxena A, Lehan W, Russo M, Pugsley B, Greer D, Shin M, Ong CJ. A machine learning eye movement detection algorithm using electrooculography. Sleep. 2023 Apr 12; 46(4). PMID: 36255119.

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  • Published on 10/7/2021

    Abdennadher M, Saxena A, Pavlova MK. Evaluation and Management of First-Time Seizure in Adults. Semin Neurol. 2021 10; 41(5):477-482. PMID: 34619775.

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  • Published on 10/7/2021

    Al-Faraj AO, Abdennadher M, Pang TD. Diagnosis and Management of Status Epilepticus. Semin Neurol. 2021 10; 41(5):483-492. PMID: 34619776.

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  • Published on 3/24/2021

    Lin L, Al-Faraj A, Ayub N, Bravo P, Das S, Ferlini L, Karakis I, Lee JW, Mukerji SS, Newey CR, Pathmanathan J, Abdennadher M, Casassa C, Gaspard N, Goldenholz DM, Gilmore EJ, Jing J, Kim JA, Kimchi EY, Ladha HS, Tobochnik S, Zafar S, Hirsch LJ, Westover MB, Shafi MM. Electroencephalographic Abnormalities are Common in COVID-19 and are Associated with Outcomes. Ann Neurol. 2021 05; 89(5):872-883. PMID: 33704826.

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  • Published on 2/15/2021

    Abdennadher M, Inati S, Soldatos A, Norato G, Baker EH, Thurm A, Bartolini L, Masvekar R, Theodore W, Bielekova B, Porter FD, Dang Do AN. Seizure phenotype in CLN3 disease and its relation to other neurologic outcome measures. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2021 07; 44(4):1013-1020. PMID: 33550636.

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