About Us - Children's Neuroscience Center

Children's Neuroscience Center

Neuropedia Children’s Neuroscience Center is the first highly specialist pediatric neuroscience center in UAE, offering state-of-the-art expert care to children and young people across the UAE and GCC countries.

Neuropedia, the neuroscience center in Dubai provides comprehensive care for infants, children and young people with a wide spectrum of acute and chronic neurological, developmental, behavioral and psychological disorders.

The Pediatric Neuroscience specialist care is provided by a board-certified team of highly qualified, motivated and passionate health professionals keeping the child and family at the center of decision making process. At Neuropedia Dubai, we bring together pediatric neurologists, child psychiatrists and allied health professionals trained in the UK, Europe and USA. We believe in a multi-disciplinary approach and work together to cater to the needs unique to each child and family. We see children from ages 0-16 years and in some special circumstances up to 18 years of age. Children’s neuroscience center never fails to provide children and families with a comprehensive approach from initial diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and long-term follow-up care under one roof.

We have the following highly specialized services available at Neuropedia:

1. Pediatric Neurology
2. Pediatric Neurophysiology
3. General and Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics
4. Child Psychiatry
5. Child Psychology
6. Physiotherapy
7. Speech and Language Therapy
8. Occupational Therapy
9. Dietetics
10. Behavioral Therapy

 

Neuropedia is a pioneer and a leading healthcare provider for children with complex neurological, developmental, behavioral and psychological disorders. We have five main overarching strategies directing us towards what we wish to achieve in future:

1. Act with integrity (Do the right thing).
2. Practice quality (Be the best always): To deliver safe, quality care of the highest standards to children with neurological problems under one roof.
3. Earn trust (be honest and apply knowledge): To build and strengthen trust with families as a leader in pediatric healthcare provider in the UAE.
4. Get results (effective care with desired outcomes).

Continuing education and training is one of our top priorities. We strive to impart education to families, health care workers and schools locally and nationally in dealing with children with complex neurological problems. We focus on child and parent experience and we frequently use your feedback to help us enhance our care.

Dr. Arif Khan - NeuropediaWelcome to the Neuropedia website, and thank you for taking the time to learn about our center and the services we provide. We are the first comprehensive pediatric neuroscience center in the region and we are dedicated to providing excellent medical care with a personal touch and convenience that only a specialized center can offer. One of the major drivers behind the development of Neuropedia has been the lack of a holistic neuro-multidisciplinary service for children in the country. We aim for our comprehensive and integrated model to be recognised as a benchmark for children’s neuroscience care which is emulated around the country and the region.

What sets Neuropedia apart is our staff and our approach. We bring interdisciplinary and collaborative neuroscience care involving child neurologists, child psychiatrists, psychologists, specialised nurses, physical therapists, behavioural therapists and other allied specialities. The model we employ at our center emphasizes first the importance of accurate diagnosis before embarking on any rehabilitative process. We have therefore brought in all relevant specialities under one-roof. This makes an integrated, collaborative, multi-disciplinary and effective neuroscience care a reality. With a spirit of tenacity and teamwork, amidst an environment of continued challenges, Neuropedia children’s neuroscience center is striving to create a culture of service excellence. We strive to be the regional leader for neuroscience and child development. Education and academia is one of our topmost priority. We are dedicated to bring in a strong teaching culture led by key leaders in neuroscience education.

Every child we care for receives world-class care, compassion and excellent service that we would expect for our loved ones.

We strongly urge every child and parent that walks through our doors to be a part of the Neuropedia family and help us further enhance and refine our services.

I would like to extend my most sincere greetings and thanks to all those who have contributed to the successful launch of Neuropedia Children’s Neuroscience Center. I would like to extend a special thank you to our children and their parents who have provided invaluable feedback and support to us in making this venture possible.

We at Neuropedia will remain committed to making decisions based on what is best for our patients and community while living our mission of offering compassionate healthcare everyday.

Sincerely,

Dr. Arif Khan
CEO and Medical Director

Dr. Aman PS Sohal NeuropediaIt is my utmost pleasure in welcoming you to the Neuropedia Children’s Neuroscience Center, Dubai. Neuropedia is one of its kind, pioneer center founded specifically for children and young people with Neurological, Behavioral and Psychological problems in the United Arab Emirates.

Our staff shares a common vision by bringing together “unique threads” of different specialties and weave an “exceptional tapestry”, which is the Neuropedia. I can assure you that our team will always go an extra mile to help and support your child, because we believe in keeping you and your child at the forefront of what we do.
I take this opportunity to personally welcome you to the Neuropedia family as we join hands together to manage, treat your child and help them to improve their quality of life and integrate into wider society.

The Board

  • Dr. Arif Khan

    Founder and Medical Director

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    Dr. Arif Khan

    Dr. Arif Khan founded and led the strategic development of NEUROPEDIA, the first comprehensive children’s neuroscience center in the region.

    Dr. Arif Khan is a British Board certified Consultant Pediatric Neurologist. After having completed his General Pediatric training in the UK, he trained as a Senior registrar in three major tertiary University hospitals including the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester and the Queens Medical Center, Nottingham. He was awarded CCT (Completion of Certified Training) in Pediatric Neurology by the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, following which he took up his Consultant Pediatric Neurologist role in the University Hospitals of Leicester.

    At University Hospitals of Leicester, he was the lead clinician for complex epilepsies, Vagal nerve stimulation and ketogenic diet in the region.

    He moved to the middle east in the year 2015 and was appointed as the Head of Children’s services at the American Center for Psychiatric and Neurology. He helped developed a children’s neuroscience team at the American Center and worked as a Pediatric neurologist in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. After having completed his contractual period with the American Center in 2017, he joined Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai and The Royal NMC Hospital in Abu Dhabi. He currently continues to provide his services and expertise to these institutions.

    Dr. Arif Khan is an avid writer, authoring more than 40 peer-reviewed and public health publications. He has been conducting presentations in various academic seminars and conferences. He was a lecturer for medical students at the University Hospitals of Leicester and has been teaching on the National training courses for Pediatric Epilepsy. His professional memberships include Fellowship of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, core member of the European Pediatric Neurology Society and member of the British Pediatric Neurology Association.
    He has extensive experience in the management of various childhood neurological conditions such as epilepsy and seizure disorders, headaches and migraines, sleep disorders, neuromuscular conditions, movement disorders, neonatal neurology, cerebrovascular stroke, cerebral palsy, neurometabolic conditions, neurogenetic conditions, neurobehavioural conditions, autism and ADHD.

  • Dr. Aman PS Sohal

    Clinical Director and Co-founder

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    Dr. Aman PS Sohal

    Dr Aman PS Sohal is a U.K Board certified Consultant Pediatric Neurologist with over 11 years of experience in Pediatrics which includes more than five years of experience as a Consultant in Pediatric Neurology.

    Dr Sohal completed his comprehensive postgraduate training in General Pediatrics and Neonatalogy as a pediatric resident and registrar in prestigious Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool U.K. He obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH), U.K in 2006. He then trained as a senior registrar in the field of Pediatric Neurology from The Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K. He was awarded Completion of Certified Training (CCT) in Pediatric Neurology and Pediatrics by the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health in 2012. Dr Sohal is one of the very few Pediatric Neurologists in the U.K who also trained in Pediatric Neurophysiology as a post CCT fellow. Due to his additional experience he is proficient in interpreting and carrying out pediatric EEG’s, Nerve conduction study and Needle Electromyography.

    Dr Sohal is a well-rounded Pediatric Neurologist with experience as a Consultant in major tertiary/ quaternary hospitals in the U.K with includes Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary. Dr Sohal moved to the UAE in 2015 and has worked as a Consultant Pediatric Neurologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, which is a large tertiary pediatric referral center since September 2015 prior to moving to Neuropedia Childrens Neuroscience Center.

    Dr Sohal has vast experience in managing various pediatric neurological conditions which include Simple and Complex epilepsy, Headaches and Migraine, Cerebral palsy and Spasticity management, Movement disorders, Developmental impairments, Autism, ADHD, Neuromuscular disorders and Sleep disorders. His special interest includes Complex epilepsy, Pediatric Neuropathies and Neuro-rehabilitation.

    Dr Sohal has published widely with numerous peer-reviewed articles in various pediatrics and pediatric neurology journals. He has been an invited speaker in various national and international meetings. He has been part of teaching faculty at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Sheikh Khalifa Medical City. His professional memberships include Fellowship of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child health (FRCPCH) and member of the British Pediatric Neurology Association.

  • Dr. Reet Mann-Sohal

    Chief Operating Officer

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    Dr. Reet Mann-Sohal

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  • Nalini Sharma Lobbas

    Clinic HR Director

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    Nalini Sharma Lobbas

  • Rumana Shaikh

    Clinic HR Manager

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    Rumana Shaikh

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