Karameh Hawash, MD

Karameh Hawash-Kuemmerle, MD

Assistant in Neurology

Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-2069

  • Fax: 617-730-0282

"I am fortunate to be able to spend time getting to know my patients well, and discover how a particular neurological condition affects many aspects of their daily lives."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Child Neurology
  • Brain Injury

Departments

  • Neurology

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Programs

  • Brain Injury Center
  • Headache Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-2069 or Request an Appointment
Karameh Hawash, MD

Being a child neurologist is very rewarding. I am fortunate to be able to spend time getting to know my patients well, and discover how a particular neurological condition affects many aspects of their daily lives.  

Being a child neurologist is very rewarding.  I am fortunate to be able to spend time getting to know my patients well, and discover how a particular neurological condition affects many aspects of their daily lives. Listening carefully, understanding and being genuinely interested in the input I get from the child, the family, the school and even the playground helps me advocate for my patient. As a team, we reach the treatment plan that best fits each unique situation.

I have been working at Boston Childrens Hospital for the past 10 years. This time has allowed me to watch many of my patients grow to be young adults who have overcome many challenges and thrived. I feel privileged that I play a role in these special people’s lives and that I have been able to develop many strong connections with them.

Outside work, I am equally busy. My husband and I have 4 children ranging from college age to elementary school. As a family we like to travel, read, watch some sports events and spend time at home together. I am trying to golf and it is a truly humbling exercise.

Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

University of Jordan Medical School, 1993

Amman, Jordan

Residency

Henry Ford Hospital, 1998

Detroit, Mississippi

Fellowship

Pediatric Neurology-New England Medical Center/The Floating Hospital for Children, 2001

Boston, MA

Fellowship

Pediatric Epilepsy-New England Medical Center/The Floating Hospital for Children, 2003

Boston, Massachusetts

Certifications

  • Neurology with special qualification in child neurology

Professional History

My Area of Excellence is Clinical Expertise and Innovation. I am a clinical pediatric neurologist who specializes in traumatic brain injury and epilepsy.  I devote most of my time to clinical work, which extends into educational activities and supporting activities.

Much of my work takes place in the Brain Injury Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, a multidisciplinary center coordinating care between the Trauma Center, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Sports Medicine, and Neuropsychology.  We aim to provide the highest level of care to children and adolescents who have sustained a brain injury by enhancing the health and well-being of patients, minimizing distress, and preventing longer-term difficulties.

Naturally, my clinical interests have led to participation in research projects. I study mild traumatic brain injury and concussion, ranging anywhere from risk factors for prolonged post concussive symptoms and pharmacological treatment, to the development of new clinical offerings such as telehealth services. I also have an interest in childhood epilepsy and have participated in studies of Rolandic epilepsy genetics and associated cognitive dysfunction.

Within my area of interest I work to enhance our understanding of the neurologic outcomes of traumatic brain injury, and to share my expertise in projects developing cutting-edge therapies and healthcare strategies.

To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-2069 or Request an Appointment

Locations

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

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