Division of Child Neurology Welcomes New Faculty Member Bassam Albashiti, MD

November 10, 2021

Dr. AlbashitiBassam Albashiti, MD, joined the Division of Child Neurology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on October 1. Dr. Albishiti will primarily treat pediatric neurology patients at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania, while also covering pediatric neurology services at UPMC Children’s.

Dr. Albashiti earned his medical degree from Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, Palestine. He then completed pediatric residencies at Alahli Hospital in Hebron, and at Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Albashiti’s fellowship in child neurology was conducted at UPMC Children’s from 2018 until he joined the Division as a faculty member in October. During the last year of fellowship, Dr Albashiti served as Didactic Chief Resident in the Division of Child Neurology.

Dr. Albashiti practiced general pediatrics for four years at Alahli Hospital in Hebron and at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Giradeau before transitioning to training in child neurology.

His research project during fellowship training involved a retrospective review of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) cases presenting at UPMC Children’s. His research was presented as an s poster at the National Meeting of the Child Neurology Society in October 2019. 

Dr. Albashiti also was a coauthor on a 2019 study published with colleagues from the Division in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience titled, “Extensive Meningeal Enhancement in Acute Central Nervous System Lyme: Case Series and Review Of Literature.”